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Scottsdale to the South rim

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 226 miles / 363.7 km
  • Ride Time: 1 day
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $17.18
  • State: Arizona
Submitted by:
oldbiker

I have been riding for over 40 years and this is the nicest MC route I have ever taken. Make sure you get off of RT 17 and take 179 and 89A. The red rock canyons are beyond belief. MAke sure you have a nice digital camera, the views are amazing. The temprature change from Scottsdale at 100 through the snow bowl on Route 180 at 25 is the greatest change I have experianced in the same day. Stop and eat at the jackpine lodge on RT 89a. Super food. Watch the oncoming traffic on the switchbacks on RT 89a.Once you get to the south rim,make sure you see sunset,sunrise and the midnight sky. If you plan on staying at the canyon make your reservations at least 8 months in advance and include dinner at ElTovar. I will schedule this ride again and take longer. We did the trip up and back in 2 days,staying at the Canyon 1 night. LEt me know what you think, Ride safe

This is a motorcycle ride in the state of Arizona. This motorcycle route has 2 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by oldbiker in June. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by oldbiker

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Best Time to Go

Spring

Road Characteristics:

Twisty RoadHillyLight TrafficSmoothAdequate Gas StationsAdequate

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