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Old 06-16-2014, 03:16 PM   #1
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Arizona Rim Road questions

I'm looking to ride the rim road starting just north of the Hwy 260 / 87 intersection over to Woods Canyon Lake. It looks like a well maintained gravel road. Any body have any experience with that road? It looks to be about a 60 mile stretch. I might camp or I might hotel it. I have not decided yet. I will be riding my KLR
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:20 PM   #2
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just rode it over the w/e,,,, its in great shape right now,, fast and smooth.
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just rode it over the w/e,,,, its in great shape right now,, fast and smooth.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:06 PM   #4
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AS 2 Spot said the 300 is smooth and fast. You may find you get farther than you think. If your hoteling it you may want to continue up to Heber-Overgard or even into show low. I ride portions of the 300 almost every summer weekend, And you can cover miles very quickly on it. When are you planning on going?
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AS 2 Spot said the 300 is smooth and fast. You may find you get farther than you think. If your hoteling it you may want to continue up to Heber-Overgard or even into show low. I ride portions of the 300 almost every summer weekend, And you can cover miles very quickly on it. When are you planning on going?
planning on going this weekend. Might leave Friday afternoon or Sat AM
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:19 PM   #6
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It is a beautiful road. Watch for traffic as it is also popular.

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yeah, stay well on your side around corners. sometimes i wish i had a go pro running as i JUST missed hitting a camp trailer pulled by some jackhole driving on much more than his side, it was in a turn and the trailer was literally just more than handlebar width from the edge of the rd, i actually leaned the bike a bit otherwise i'd a hit him with the bark busters.

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yeah, stay well on your side around corners. sometimes i wish i had a go pro running as i JUST missed hitting a camp trailer pulled by some jackhole driving on much more than his side, it was in a turn and the trailer was literally just more than handlebar width from the edge of the rd, i actually leaned the bike a bit otherwise i'd a hit him with the bark busters.

be carefull out there.
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:36 PM   #9
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Did that route two weeks ago, and confer what other's have said. Will be easy-peasy on your KLR. I also took Wallace Rd/99 up to Winslow since I've never been and found it interesting and worthwhile. There is a whole network of dirt roads all through that area. You can download the Motor Vehicle Usage Map (MVUM) for your GPS, smartphone, or tablet at the Coconino NF website for the roads in the Coconino portion.
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Did that route two weeks ago, and confer what other's have said. Will be easy-peasy on your KLR. I also took Wallace Rd/99 up to Winslow since I've never been and found it interesting and worthwhile. There is a whole network of dirt roads all through that area. You can download the Motor Vehicle Usage Map (MVUM) for your GPS, smartphone, or tablet at the Coconino NF website for the roads in the Coconino portion.
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:46 AM   #11
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I haven't ridden it for a couple of years. As others stated the western section is very good and easy.

There used to be some uncomfortably deep ruts as you get closer to Show Low. Maybe they are gone now. It just was a little inconvenient when you met oncoming traffic.

And one time when we rode it, they had just dumped about 4" of fresh lava rock the last 8-10 miles before Show Low. That was well into the unpleasant regime.
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I dont know which of the hundreds of other FS rds your thinkin of but the rim rd is a good 40 miles from show low.... foreiners
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It continues south of the 260 off of the young highway and ends just south of Show Low onto hwy 60/77. Much closer than 40 miles.


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I dont know which of the hundreds of other FS rds your thinkin of but the rim rd is a good 40 miles from show low.... foreiners
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that was a friendly poke at wbbnm,,, from a previous thread about a similar topic.

but, the OP is asking about the section from the west start to woods canyon lake, so,, still he's a good 40 miles from show low
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:22 PM   #15
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that was a friendly poke at wbbnm,,, from a previous thread about a similar topic.

but, the OP is asking about the section from the west start to woods canyon lake, so,, still he's a good 40 miles from show low

If you follow it all the way, it comes out in Pinetop.
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