|07-24-2012, 09:48 AM||#1|
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: El Desierto, NM
What's good in eastern AZ?
I'm looking at doing one or more weekend trips just screwing around in eastern Arizona. I'm not too picky, but I'd like to see a decent mix of surface (paved/non) and some nice scenery. Tourist traps generally aren't for me. I considered doing part of Historic 66 but I think I'll save that for a time when I can hit all of it from Albquerque to LA at once.
Some of the things I've been looking at:
* Camping at Big Lake, Theodore Roosevelt Lake. Anyone have experience with these places?
* Riding around/through Apache, Tonto, Coronado NFs. Anything in particularly good in these areas?
I'll be on a big-ish bike (F800) so nothing too gnarly. But if there are places worth exploring on a small bike I could truck my 450 out there with the Exxon Valdez tank.
Stubborn and Stupid
"It's supposed to be a challenge, that's why they call it a shortcut. If it was easy it would just be the way." ~ Rubin, Road Trip
|07-26-2012, 08:57 AM||#2|
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Saco ME
It's all good!
I haven't spent much time in the northern areas yet, but I've found plenty of great areas in the southeast corner of the state - check out the RR in my sig for some ideas. You should be fine on the F800, unless you plan on riding single track somewhere - I probably wouldn't want to ride out to Jackson Cabin on it, but some guys might. I think pretty much anywhere you go you're going to find great roads and great scenery. Lots of good info in the local area threads too.
|07-26-2012, 12:14 PM||#3|
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Abq NM
We have done several loop rides from NM into AZ and back. The Mogollon Rim is mostly fun. There is quite a bit of riding around the Mormon Lake area SE of Flagstaff.
The Great Western Trail goes thru a lot of this area. There is a long thread in Tracks\West on various rides.
We had a blast in May riding FR 203 along the western edge of FT Apache Rez.
For pavement the twisties on 191 between Alpine and Clifton are a classic.
I don't know of much between Springerville and Chinle. But there are some nice roads around Canyon de Chelly up at Chinle.
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