ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-29-2013, 03:34 PM   #16
dyvking
ahead of his flamin star
 
dyvking's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Santa Maria, Ca
Oddometer: 3,259
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfman

Wich route/road is this?
For Monument Valley.. (should not be missed if you're in the area, IMHO) :

From Durango go West to Cortez, then drop south on Hwy 491 to Route 162 and go Northwest up to Bluff on Hwy 191 in Utah, then South on 191 back into Arizona to 160. That will give you a good flavor of what Monument Valley is all about. There's a ton of stuff to see out there.. and you could spend many days rolling around.. but the above route will at least give you the "drive-by" version. Then you could go south down to Chinle and Cyn deChelly if desired.

Sorry on the mis-cue regarding the Yosemite area. I was still going on the idea that you were doing San Francisco first. .
__________________
Walt
'05 R1200GS Dual Sporting the Carrizo Plain Central Coast Motorcycling Weather
"The Lord says He can get me out of this mess, but He's pretty sure you're fooked!"
2014 Fitness Goal: hike 1200 miles. Only 694 more to go.

dyvking screwed with this post 08-29-2013 at 03:42 PM
dyvking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 04:12 PM   #17
jfman OP
Studly Adventurer
 
jfman's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Montreal, Canada
Oddometer: 679
Quote:
Originally Posted by dyvking View Post
For Monument Valley.. (should not be missed if you're in the area, IMHO) :FRom Durango go West to Cortez, then drop south on Hwy 491 to Route 162 and go Northwest up to Bluff on Hwy 191 in Utah, then South on 191 back into Arizona to 160. That will give you a good flavor of what Monument Valley is all about. There's a ton of stuff to see out there.. and you could spend many days rolling around.. but the above route will at least give you the "drive-by" version. Then you could go south down to Chinle and Cyn deChelly if desired.

Sorry on the mis-cue regarding the Yosemite area. I was still going on the idea that you were doing San Francisco first. .
Like this? Thats not a bad detour. The more I approach, the more I realize... I need MOAR TOIME!

http://goo.gl/maps/Z2lH2
__________________
Tent space is where you make it

2012 Versys 1000
Tour of the American West 2013
Alaska 2014: Hotel Budget Zero
jfman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 08:24 PM   #18
dyvking
ahead of his flamin star
 
dyvking's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Location: Santa Maria, Ca
Oddometer: 3,259
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfman View Post
yes. Monument Valley is really quite impressive.

Although now that I think about it.. I gave you less than ideal route. If you could to this, you'd see more of the "good stuff";

when you get to Bluff, Utah just stay on Hwy 163 and go down to Kayenta, then take Indian Rt 59 over to Chinle. I haven't been on IR 59 in a long time, but that last time I rode it was paved.

Then you could go Hwy 264 up to Tuba City, 160 to89, then south on 89 to 64 and West to the Grand Canyon North Rim entrance. Wow.. if you could pull all that off, you'd really get in some great USA SouthWest riding
__________________
Walt
'05 R1200GS Dual Sporting the Carrizo Plain Central Coast Motorcycling Weather
"The Lord says He can get me out of this mess, but He's pretty sure you're fooked!"
2014 Fitness Goal: hike 1200 miles. Only 694 more to go.

dyvking screwed with this post 08-29-2013 at 08:35 PM
dyvking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 03:24 PM   #19
RocknTroll
Studly Adventurer
 
RocknTroll's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: WestSacCA
Oddometer: 740
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfman View Post
I dont mind the lack if services unless I am running out of fuel but i will consier cuting thru ther to save some time if I am pressed.

Not really a time saver but nice roads,
__________________
I may get older but I refuse to grow up

"Stay smart. Don't put your stupid hat on at this point in time... " Gov. Pat McCrory
RocknTroll is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014