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Old 05-29-2014, 11:07 PM   #1
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Anyone ride to the Grand Canyon? I have about 10 days of vacation coming up in July and the GC looks like an awesome place to go. I also plan on hitting up Monument Valley and Zion National Park along the way. Is this too hard to do on a motorcycle in July? I can always take the convertible if its too much of a pain in the . I plan on staying in hotels since I've racked up so many points during my company travels.
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:54 PM   #2
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It will be at least 110 degrees there at that time. Load the bike up in the truck and have fun. Bring tools and back in to parking spots at hotels. Take the ramp with you.
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Been there done that. Death valley was not bad. Stay hydrated, rest when you get gas. Take an Advil every few hours.

I Wore a vansons fully perfed leather jacket and an underarmor wicking shirt. Also bring cold gear cuz the mt passes get cold at the top
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It will be at least 110 degrees there at that time. Load the bike up in the truck and have fun. Bring tools and back in to parking spots at hotels. Take the ramp with you.
110!!! Christ. Go in the fall
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Anyone ride to the Grand Canyon? I have about 10 days of vacation coming up in July and the GC looks like an awesome place to go. I also plan on hitting up Monument Valley and Zion National Park along the way. Is this too hard to do on a motorcycle in July? I can always take the convertible if its too much of a pain in the . I plan on staying in hotels since I've racked up so many points during my company travels.
It's not bad. I went with a buddy in mid-July 2012 on the way to Vegas for his wedding. Take a camel-bak and stay hydrated. We tried to take what's left of Rt. 66, camping along the way. There are some interesting things to see if you do that, and I found it especially interesting to see buildings that were unmistakably the inspiration for the places in the Pixar/Disney movie Cars. We camped at KOA's along the way, but the only one that stands out as someplace I'd recommend specifically staying at is the KOA in Flagstaff, specifically in the teepees.
https://koa.com/campgrounds/flagstaf...camping-sites/
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My brother and I went last year. We flew in and rented bikes though seeing as how we live in two completely different parts of the states. It was amazing. I've been all over the US and Arizona is hands down my favorite besides my TX home. The GC is mind blowing but the rest of the state far more incredible. If you go make sure you stop in Flag Staff and most of all Sedona! I wish I could remember the name or the town but we came upon a old mining town built on the side of a mountain. Man there is so much cool stuff out there. Although as stated before it is going to be very hot. I would wait till it cools off so you can enjoy the trip more.

Also if you like beer your in for a treat. Almost every little town has their own micro brewery.

I'm jealous, have fun and be safe.
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The toughest part is the first and last days - getting out of Texas and returning.
Go up through Colorado and Utah, down to GC and back through New Mexico.
Places to see: Arches, Moab, Capital Reef, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, Zion, GC, Mounument Valley, Four Corners.
Did all that in seven days in 2012 with Jredford.
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well i think its best to take the roadster for this trip... I might as well hit vegas while im in the area
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The toughest part is the first and last days - getting out of Texas and returning.
Go up through Colorado and Utah, down to GC and back through New Mexico.
Places to see: Arches, Moab, Capital Reef, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, Zion, GC, Mounument Valley, Four Corners.
Did all that in seven days in 2012 with Jredford.
What he says, I spend the majority of my time in the four corners-when I retire I'm moving to Moab! Just be prepared for the tourists and traffic going through the NP's, and get a park pass. Pay 80-90 bucks and is good for the whole year, you can enter any of the National Parks at any time of the year. Have fun and stay hydrated.
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