Mesas, buttes, psychedelic rocks, tumbleweeds, and the Grand Canyon…
Cycle through the stunning and surreal scenery of the Wild West. After crossing the Colorado River and passing by Church Rock we will enjoy some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet, including the Valley of the Gods, the buttes and mesas of Monument Valley, where we will enjoy a rest day, and the solitude of Navajo National Monument.
From the silver and turquoise jewelry mecca that is Cameron Trading Post we leave the Painted Desert, climbing up to ride alongside one of the natural wonders of the world – the Grand Canyon, where we will camp close to the south rim. After a rest day in the historic Route 66 university town of Flagstaff, which sits at the foot of the San Francisco Peaks, we will spin down the Oak Creek canyon, pass by the psychedelic red rocks of Sedona and churn up Mingus Pass via the old mining town of Jerome. Then it’s a big downhill and a ride along a gorgeous bike path into Prescott before we ascend again into National Forest.
After Yarnell we come down into the heat of the southwestern Arizona desert, with tumbleweeds and saguaro cacti as our companions, en route to the sun baked town of Yuma which marks our last USA stop.
Far Out Factor
September 4, 2013
September 16, 2013
11 Days Riding
2 Days Resting