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Old 10-27-2013, 08:02 AM   #1
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Sedona,Globe,Safford,Bisbee,off road?

Hi, I am traveling around eastern Arizona going to hot springs with my small RV and KLX250 for the next 2-3 weeks. I have all my gear with me and would like to meet up and ride with some Arizona riders. My experience is sand and rock around Parker, forest roads in the NW, and Copper Canyon in Mexico and a lot of long road rides solo, but I don't ride off road alone.

If I could join any rides over the next couple weeks, I'd appreciate it. I know there is awesome riding out there.
And advice on extra twisty paved roads appreciated. Like the 666, which I've ridden a few times. Thanks!
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:22 PM   #2
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Take a look at Great Western Trail on Laying down tracks.
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:22 PM   #3
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Eastern AZ where?
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:08 PM   #4
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Right now, Sunday I'm in Sedona, for another 2-3 days. Then I could visit a friend who lives near Bell Rd and Cave Creek Rd in PHX. He's a rider, but works full time.
OR I may go to Payson and Globe for a couple days. From there to Safford area to visit some hot springs.
On to Faywood Hot Springs in New Mexico. Return to AZ, toward Bisbee. I have rider friends there and Arivaca.

Does that help? Thanks for any input.
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:34 PM   #5
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I am on the north sia of Phoenix and could give you some good ride areas. Are you using a GPS?
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:39 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info. I have a GPS. I don't ride off road alone, though, even on roads I know well.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:33 PM   #7
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Right now, Sunday I'm in Sedona, for another 2-3 days. Then I could visit a friend who lives near Bell Rd and Cave Creek Rd in PHX. He's a rider, but works full time.
OR I may go to Payson and Globe for a couple days. From there to Safford area to visit some hot springs.
On to Faywood Hot Springs in New Mexico. Return to AZ, toward Bisbee. I have rider friends there and Arivaca.

Does that help? Thanks for any input.
If you can be in area Saturday feel free to join us to Mount Lemmon:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=630792&page=149


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Old 10-29-2013, 12:05 PM   #8
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Try Schnebley Hill Rd...even by yourself, you won't be completely alone. There's enough traffic to see if you need help.

Check the Coconino Trail Riders to see if they have some riders available. They were extremely helpful a few years back when a few of us invaded Sedona & Flagstaff.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:21 PM   #9
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Hey thanks for the advice.
I have left Sedona and am in Payson tonight, then Globe. Headed for Safford , so I can soak in the hot springs there.
I'll keep looking for riders...
Just drove Cottonwood to Payson, remembering a few great 'Wing rides.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:27 PM   #10
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We get AZ, KLX250 and hot springs as clues and nobody mentions riding to the Verde Hot Springs?
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:23 PM   #11
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We get AZ, KLX250 and hot springs as clues and nobody mentions riding to the Verde Hot Springs?
Oh, noooooes! Did I miss a good one? According to the book I have, these springs are 23 miles off the highway and require "crossing a river twice". Someone in Sedona told me these springs are on a dirt road, so I didn't want to take my RV. I saw the turnoff as I went by, does that count?
I'm going to have to stick to the springs that have parking lots....
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:26 PM   #12
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Try Schnebley Hill Rd...even by yourself, you won't be completely alone. There's enough traffic to see if you if you need help.
I walked a couple miles of this with my friend and my dogs. I think a Pink Jeep went by about every 6 minutes.... And in between were other tour jeeps. So, you are correct, I could have just followed them. But.... I've left Sedona now.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:13 PM   #13
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Verde Hot Springs would have been a good ride from I-17 & Dugas exit. You could easily find parking for the RV close to the exit. Going that way there are no river crossings but it is very remote and can get rough. Definitely not a ride to do alone.
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