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Old 04-17-2013, 02:14 PM   #16
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I've always heard of it referred to as "Devil's Highway" rather than Devil's Rope. Due to it being highway # 666 before getting renumbered due to lobbying from religious folk.

But I love that ride. I've only done it from north to south, from Hannigan's Meadow and Alpine down to Clifton/Morenci.

Great elk/antelope/deer hunting area, as long as you have the stamina to hike it. You ain't gonna be able to just jump out of your truck and shoot a critter and haul it 50 feet to the bed of the truck back there.

Those golden plains just under the rim climb are hypnotizing.



ETA: A google search of "Devil's Rope" suggests that the term applies to barbed wire. This highway, however, is hit #1 when googling for "Devil's Highway Arizona" and in the top 3 when googling "Devil's Highway."
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:12 PM   #17
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Devil's Rope

US Highway 191 was renamed after some fanatics thought that the old Route Number was, "evil" . It was US Highway 666, also referred to as The Devil's Highway, Highway To Hell, and the Devils Rope. The easiest way to attract tourists and traffic is to call it Coronado Trail, since it actually closely follows the trail blazed by Coronado in his search for Cibola and the 7 Cities Of Gold. Now you know.
Devil' Rope was a term used in the 60s because like a rope, it winds and twists. A little more research and you will see the term. Either way, the name sounds cool, and it truly is ONE HELL OF A RIDE!

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Old 04-18-2013, 05:06 AM   #18
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First time I rode 666 in AZ was 1970, it was called "The Devil's Highway" then. A few friends and I used to trailer bikes from Denver to ride from Alpine south and back a few times in a weekend then back to CO. Too bad they re-numbered it, the old designator seem more then approperate. Still a fun ride both ways.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:22 PM   #19
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Wtf

Well, whatever the HELL you want to call it, the DAMNED thing was fun. You Fucking Fucks need to ride it!
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:22 AM   #20
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there will be a group of us riding up the 191 (from Phoenix and then up through Morenci) the weekend of May 17th. We'll be riding up on friday morning and we'll spend two nights at the "Tal-wi-wi" lodge, in Alpine. Three days of great twisty roads!
Tal-wi-wi is a great place to stay, they have comfortable rooms, a decent restaurant and the best bar in town! No worries about getting back to your room safely after boozing it up a bit...
Maybe we'll see you there.

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Old 04-21-2013, 11:58 AM   #21
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Now you know I had to stop by the Tal to have a cold one after that ride! I may see y'all on the road.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:05 AM   #22
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Looks like a nice ride. I might do that one next weekend. I'd take the 88 past Roosevelt Lake though. There's a long stretch of dirt, but it's quite a ride.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:35 PM   #23
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Did it back in 2009. Me on my Adventure.
Other bikes on the ride were a VFR, Tuono, FZ1, Triumph somethingorother & Ducati somethingorother
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:35 PM   #24
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I gotta ask... where did ya pick up "the Devil's Rope" from??
I got yer rope right here!





I love me some 191.

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Old 04-24-2013, 03:09 PM   #25
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I got yer rope right here!

Bungee cord... in the "Devil's baño".



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Old 04-24-2013, 06:34 PM   #26
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Just did 666 for the 32nd time this past weekend. Still snow on the shoulders in a few places. Limited dust which was a surprise. And a little cool for the tar snakes to act up! Beautiful weather. I have traveled many of the worlds great roads and this is still my favorite. Almost 100 miles (160 kms) and 525 switchbacks (AZ HWYS mag years ago counted). Enjoy!
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:34 AM   #27
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Looks like a great way to get adjusted to the new toy. I'm a little jealous of all the good riding you've got out there
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:58 AM   #28
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Come on out!

Rob you know the invitation is always open! Until you finally get your ass down here I will be forced to taunt you whenever possible.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:04 PM   #29
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Bastard. I'm riding up here today.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:27 AM   #30
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Oooooooo!

Damn! I like that bike! Gotta research that one. You know I am a Honda freak!

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