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Old 08-09-2014, 12:07 PM   #1
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Info on Elbow Canyon Road AZ

Has anybody ridden Elbow Canyon road from Mesquite to Wolf Hole? Is it big bike friendly?

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Old 08-09-2014, 08:33 PM   #2
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Has anybody ridden Elbow Canyon road from Mesquite to Wolf Hole? Is it big bike friendly?

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Was fine a KLR a little over a year ago. There are some rocky spots and such, but the biggest challenge is you are a long way from nowhere. Bring a friend or a beacon.
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:41 PM   #3
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Has anybody ridden Elbow Canyon road from Mesquite to Wolf Hole? Is it big bike friendly?

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in 2012, it wasn't easy on a big bike loaded with camping gear and food supply.

the following year, we took limekiln canyon, that's is big bike friendly, with the exception of some sections with red silt.

right now is too hot! may want to wait for a cooler weather.
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We went up in May on KTM 690s. We made it, but it was a little on the hard side. I think there might have been a couple of falls.

It would probably be somewhat easier coming down. There are a couple of long steep rocky stretches. I killed my engine in one and it took a couple of tries to get traction from a dead start. And most of the ride was steep rocky switchbacks.

Red Rock Rider did a nice report on it early this spring in his long thread on rides in that general area:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24090845&highlight=elbow#post24090845

We found the ride a little more difficult than the ride report suggested. I suspect this was because he went down it.

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