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  • Grand canyon Fall 2018 **UPDATE**

    So my wife has been bugging me for years to go to the GC. This fall we are finally going, no bike this trip im taking the Excursion and we are camping most of the trip. As of now we are starting in Williams AZ to take the GC train first then Adobe cliff dwellings, 4 corners, Monument NP, Zion NP and Bryce Canon NP. I would love to hear of other must see thibgs along the GC, northern AZ or southern UT. Who knows if ill ever go back so I want to make the trip count
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  • #2
    I read an article that makes this place sound interesting: Great Basin N.P. Capitol Reef was really cool. If you're wanting a nice B&B some evening look at Slot Canyon Inn in Escalante and their outdoor dining is very nice.
    Originally posted by JeffS View Post
    Who knows if ill ever go back so I want to make the trip count
    Says you! You're going to let me ride off into the sun rise after I ship the moto to you for my next western adventure? Of course shipping it to Bill might make more sense but I'm sure there's some nice riding between western Oregon and south west Utah.
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    • #3
      What dates do you plan on going? Since you plan to also travel in northern Arizona and southern Utah. I would suggest visiting the north rim of the Grand Canyon, less crowded and higher elevation. However, the park service begins the seasonal closure of the north rim in late October.
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      • #4
        Shoot me a PM or call when you can, Jeff.
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        • #5
          We are going late Sept into early Oct. We do plan a north rim visit but tgere are so many spots im trying to narrow it down my rig is multi dsy off road capable so I dont mind some dirt and dry camping

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          • #6
            You can do a spectacular loop - North Rim GC (stay in Jacobs Lake)=>Page AZ & Glen Canyon Dam=>Monument Valley=>4 Corners (not much there)=>Hovenweep Nat Mon(middle of nowhere but kinda cool)=>Mesa Verde NP=>San Juan Skyway CO=>Moab UT=>Arches NP=>Dead Horse Point=>Canyonlands NP=>Natural Bridges Nat Mon=>Lake Powell UT=>Capitol Reef NP=>Bryce Canyon NP=>Zion NP.

            I've done this twice and it's one of my favorite trips ever. We can talk about it in a couple weeks.


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            • #7
              Originally posted by CrazyTrain View Post
              You can do a spectacular loop - North Rim GC (stay in Jacobs Lake)=>Page AZ & Glen Canyon Dam=>Monument Valley=>4 Corners (not much there)=>Hovenweep Nat Mon(middle of nowhere but kinda cool)=>Mesa Verde NP=>San Juan Skyway CO=>Moab UT=>Arches NP=>Dead Horse Point=>Canyonlands NP=>Natural Bridges Nat Mon=>Lake Powell UT=>Capitol Reef NP=>Bryce Canyon NP=>Zion NP.

              I've done this twice and it's one of my favorite trips ever. We can talk about it in a couple weeks.
              yeah, thats similar to what were have talked about. So many great NPs out there

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              • #8
                Don't forget the Sweat Lodge Peyote experience up on the res


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by piken View Post
                  Don't forget the Sweat Lodge Peyote experience up on the res


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                  Ahhh thanks Piken but we will prob pass on that trip

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                  • #10
                    Ok I will only bump this once then let it die. Lets narrow the request a bit. What I am looking for is those places off the usual tourist locations. We are going to the obvious National parks and such but all of us find those cool little spots on a trip not in the "travel brocures" so to speak. Thanks

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                    • #11
                      Do the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Check out the spectacular views from the Lodge and drive over to Cape Royal for more killer views. There is less traffic and fewer visitors at the North Rim. But plan to dry camp a night or two at Point Sublime for a usually very private and isolated experience (pics and link to a blog about a trip to Pt. Sublime with more pics, below).



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                      • CrazyTrain
                        CrazyTrain commented
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                        Point Imperial at the North Rim will be pretty deserted and offers fantastic views.

                        NW of 4 corners, take a peek at Hovenweep National Monument - many Anasazi ruins there. South of Zion or your way to the North Rim, take the side trip West to Pipe Springs National Monument, a fortified Mormon settlement. When in Moab - and Moab warrants two days - surely one full day - be sure to do the following - the LaSal Loop, Hwy 128 NE of Moab, Dead Horse Point State Park a few miles North of Moab, as well as Arches NP & Canyonlands NP. I recommend crossing Lake Powell by ferry at Bullfrog marina/176. To the east is Natural Bridges National Monument, kind of an extension of Arches NP created by Teddy Roosevelt.

                        Let's talk about all this by phone :)

                    • #12
                      http://www.azbackcountryadventures.com/sub.htm

                      Point Sublime trip report
                      My ol' ZZR1200 pics:
                      http://zzrbikes.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=156883

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                      • #13
                        Thanks CT and Bill, ill be callibg you guys soon. Interestingly my parents and grandmother made this trip in 65'. My mom who is uber organized had a folder with maps and pamphlets from all of these places. My grandmother even wrote notes on postcards(remember those) to my grandfather. Kinda cool to be planing this trip and seeibg this 53 year old stuff. Btw Bill we hope to see you but im not sure yey where we will be the last weekend in Sept, maybe near 4 corners. I know with school in session that might not work
                        Last edited by JeffS; 08-27-2018, 06:29 AM.

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                        • #14
                          If you go to Zion (which I highly recommend) do the Angels landing hike. All the way to the top. Google it and you will see the pics and videos. Last 1/2 mile you mostly hold on to chains. I did not let go.
                          https://www.instagram.com/p/BU8IoK7B...ken-by=adv1nsc
                          Lower Antelope Canyon in Page Az. Out of this world slot canyon. Nothing like it.
                          https://www.instagram.com/p/7UQJppLu...ken-by=adv1nsc
                          You would get a better appreciation of the GC if you hike down into it. Even if you don't go all the way to the bottom. The Kaibab trail has better views than the Bright Angel and less traffic.
                          Hike down Kaibab to Oh-Ah point at least.
                          The horseshoe bend is right outside Page Az. Free to visit. Easy to drive right past if you are not looking. Iconic view. Good place to stretch legs on way to Zion.
                          Moab - the road that runs out of town towards Cisco. Utah 28? One of my fav m/c rides. Look up at the top of the cliffs and you may see me riding mt bike.
                          Arches is like nothing else. Must see.
                          Same situation for Bryce as GC. Better appreciation if you walk down in rather than stand at the rim.
                          These are my opinions. From a Southeaster. That area of the country is one of my favorites.
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                          • #15
                            I found Four Corners over rated. Not much to see there. Better to spend time on the other great sights. Unless you are passing by. Not worth going out of the way.
                            Mesa Verde Cliff dwellings were interesting. But the ranger you get for the tour can make of break that experience. Had one good and one boring ranger. Only way to get in there is with ranger tour.
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