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Old 08-15-2014, 03:03 PM   #1
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Recommendations? Pie Town, NM to Prescott, AZ

I leave for a CDR trip next Friday, well my sister is due shortly after I leave with my first nephew. With the border hassles, I'd already considered cutting off the CDR south of Pie Town, so I'm thinking of running over to see her, the bother-in-law and the kiddos.

I was hoping to get some input on routes I could take to make this 300 mile side trip a little more interesting than Hwy 60/260 across.

I'm not familiar with all the routes in that area (I had no plan of running through there) and have only flown there, so are there any must rides there? I'll be about 4000 miles into my trip by that point and I'll be looking at pounding pavement back to Kansas City from a stop in Albuquerque just after the AZ run, so if possible, it'd be nice to get some scenic dirt roads mixed in.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:14 PM   #2
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Rim Road.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:23 PM   #3
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Wow, that was quick. Thanks very much, that looks to fit nicely and parallels the highway enough that I can run different sections depending on what kind of time I'm making.
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:46 PM   #4
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Border problems below PieTown NM? What??
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:59 PM   #5
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Not really problems, but with all the activity down by the border and that leg of the route not being the most interesting, I figure I'd avoid the hassle and break off rather than going down there just for a picture.

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Old 08-16-2014, 07:10 AM   #6
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You are from KANSAS and you think that So NM is not interesting? That is a good one right there......
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You can go south from Pie Town and pick up some pretty nice forest roads that will take you to either Alpine or Springerville.

We found another nice set of forest roads starting a few miles west of Springerville that go all the way to Show Low. You can pick up the Rim road just south of Show Low and get all the way to near Strawberry.

Fossile creek road is a good alternative to the highway between Strawberry and Camp Verde.

After Camp Verde you can get various sections of the Great Western Trail to take you almost all the way to Prescott.

I have posted tracks for all these on both GPSXchange and dualsportmaps .com. Or if you PM me your email address I can send them to you.
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Last I heard, Fossil creek rd. was closed. I may be mistaken, but you might check. What's pie town?
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Last I heard, Fossil creek rd. was closed. I may be mistaken, but you might check. What's pie town?
A little spot where the CD goes north & south.
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A little spot where the CD goes north & south.
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CD = Contental Divide. To the east of it water drains to the east of the content. West, to the west. ;-)

Pie town is a little town along the route that is at the intersection of the route and Hwy 60.

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CD = Contental Divide. To the east of it water drains to the east of the content. West, to the west. ;-)

Pie town is a little town along the route that is at the intersection of the route and Hwy 60.

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Found it! Looks like it has a cemetery and a pie shop. Cool! Hope they're not related.
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Actually it has two pie shops - both excellent. Mandatory stop. No gas though.

Thanks for the info about Fossil Creek road. Will keep it mind if I head over that way again.
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You can go south from Pie Town and pick up some pretty nice forest roads that will take you to either Alpine or Springerville.

We found another nice set of forest roads starting a few miles west of Springerville that go all the way to Show Low. You can pick up the Rim road just south of Show Low and get all the way to near Strawberry.


Fossile creek road is a good alternative to the highway between Strawberry and Camp Verde.

After Camp Verde you can get various sections of the Great Western Trail to take you almost all the way to Prescott.

I have posted tracks for all these on both GPSXchange and dualsportmaps .com. Or if you PM me your email address I can send them to you.
Do you have any links to these? Especially the highlighted parts.
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