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Old 01-26-2014, 06:40 PM   #1
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4 Corners

Hello Everyone,

I am planning a trip out of Houston toward the 4 corners area, the second week of June.
Im looking for a good campground to stage out of. I know there is a koa or some such near but I would rather skip that if possible. I will be riding a Triumph Explorer for this and plan on camping.
I know the Grand Canyon is about 4 hours to the south and Mountment Valley is in the area as well. The arches?
What are the good roads to get around on in that area? This will be a new bike to me and my dirt days are WAY in the past. So lets keep it gravel or better. Love the 2 lane twisties.

Any Ideas or suggestions?

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Old 01-26-2014, 07:03 PM   #2
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Canyon de Chelly?

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Stayed there last summer. Close to a bunch of stuff. $10 a night IIRC.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:36 PM   #3
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The actual Four Corners area isn't worth a dam. You will want to make your way To the Million Dollar Hwy which makes a circle from Cortez CO up to Telluride and then down through Ridgeway, Ouray, Silverton and then Durango. This will be a must do. From there you can make your way to the Grand canyon and Death Valley and they are good destinations but not that great a riding in my opinion if you are planning on stay on the road most of the time.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:09 PM   #4
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The actual Four Corners area isn't worth a dam. You will want to make your way To the Million Dollar Hwy which makes a circle from Cortez CO up to Telluride and then down through Ridgeway, Ouray, Silverton and then Durango. This will be a must do. From there you can make your way to the Grand canyon and Death Valley and they are good destinations but not that great a riding in my opinion if you are planning on stay on the road most of the time.
yep.

I suppose the 4 corners is one of those places you have to go to say you've been there but after you've gone you're left with that "fuck, I should have spent my time elsewhere" feeling.

Not worth it IMO.

Million $ HWY loop is mo betta.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:14 PM   #5
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Stayed there last summer. Close to a bunch of stuff. $10 a night IIRC.
if you're going to go down to Canyon de Chelly from 4 corners I would suggest route 13 instead of the 191.
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:34 PM   #6
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if you're going to go down to Canyon de Chelly from 4 corners I would suggest route 13 instead of the 191.
That looks like a pretty good road. the best roads has some stuff in it as well.
Should be a good time.

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Old 02-13-2014, 08:33 PM   #7
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yep.

I suppose the 4 corners is one of those places you have to go to say you've been there but after you've gone you're left with that "fuck, I should have spent my time elsewhere" feeling.

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And it's going to be hotter than a whore on payday the 2nd week of June. I wouldn't base out of that area I'd just plan to camp somewhere new (and cooler) as you work your way around some of the areas mentioned.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:51 PM   #8
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The actual Four Corners area isn't worth a dam. You will want to make your way To the Million Dollar Hwy which makes a circle from Cortez CO up to Telluride and then down through Ridgeway, Ouray, Silverton and then Durango. This will be a must do. From there you can make your way to the Grand canyon and Death Valley and they are good destinations but not that great a riding in my opinion if you are planning on stay on the road most of the time.
This is some good advice. After spending a night or two in Durango, I'd beat feet for the Grand Canyon/Flagstaff/Williams/Sedona/Prescott. Stay North of Prescott and try not to dip below 4500ft. if you can help it.
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Stay North of Prescott and try not to dip below 4500ft. if you can help it.
Definitely stay north of Prescott. You don't want to be bumping into that Rattlecan guy.

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Old 02-19-2014, 07:14 PM   #10
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I knew it would be hot

Yeah, I knew it would be hot but vacation is time away from work so I will figure something out.

Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:53 AM   #11
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Heading north out of Monument Valley on 163 you'll want to go north on 261. It will take you up to the top of the Bluff for a great view. Head back down and at the base you'll turn left on Valley of the Gods. Its a dirt road that any road bike can manage. It will take you back to 163 with some nice views.

As others stated four corners is a place to check off and nothing more. There are TONS of great riding in nearly any direction from there.

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Old 06-17-2014, 05:31 PM   #12
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Hey Guys

I had a great ride and a great trip.
There is so much great country and so many great roads in that area.
I staged out of Mesa Verde and even spent a day just in the park!

here is the link to some of the pictures I took.
I will get back there again.

http://s106.photobucket.com/user/Dav...corners%20trip
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:49 AM   #13
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I had a great ride and a great trip.
There is so much great country and so many great roads in that area.
I staged out of Mesa Verde and even spent a day just in the park!

here is the link to some of the pictures I took.
I will get back there again.

http://s106.photobucket.com/user/Dav...corners%20trip
Great photos - thanks for the link. You certainly had the right bike for your trip!
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:01 AM   #14
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right, wrong or otherwise GOD what a trip.

I need to get back to that area. WAY to may roads that I did not get to ride and places that I need to see....well maybe not need but dam sure WANT to see.

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