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Old 03-18-2013, 09:20 PM   #54
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When to go?

The question we hear most often? "When's the best time to go?"

Our answer: mid-September into early October ... generally.

As it immerses travelers in the panoramas of six Western states, Heart of the West Adventure Route passes through climate zones that change dramatically by the day -- passes on the Continental Divide one day, mountain crests the next, long river valleys soon thereafter, aspen woodlands the day after that, then sandstone gorges followed by pine forest followed by mile-high basin-and-range desert.

So ... What's the best time to go? Take a look at these monthly weather averages for a few towns along the way, courtesy of

Alpine, Wyoming
Meeker, Colorado
Dillon, Montana
Idaho Falls, Idaho
West Wendover, Nevada
Provo, Utah

Predicting weather is uncertain, but we can say that the waning days of summer and the early days of fall have consistently brought Heart of the West ADV Route travelers relatively dry days of moderate temps, capped by cold, starry nights. Perhaps that is why man discovered fire, built cozy Western lodges, and today wanders the wild on DR650s, F800s and 990 Adventures ...

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