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Superior, Winkleman, Globe triangle + ADD NEW ROUTE


8   in Arizona Arizona90 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Superior, Winkleman, Globe triangle

By billcarr
on January 1, 2010

4.1out of 5

14 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

You can't miss this as there is no confusion. From Phoenix take Rt.60 east out of the big city toward Superior. At Superior turn south on Rt.177 toward Winkleman. At Winkleman turn left (north) on Rt.77 toward Globe. At Globe turn west on Rt. 60 (left into town and follow traffic on Rt.60 across the bridge, turn right and then follow traffic toward Miami (Az) and on over the "Top of Land" to Superior. You're back at start. From Tucson you will enter the triangle at Winkleman. From Showlow you will enter at Globe. I love this 90 mile ride for all the scenery and wonderful historical feeling. Take your time, this is a slice of life not to be misssed.

Scenery

The route changes elevation from 2500 to 5000 feet with corresponding changes in flora and geology. It is beautiful, different on each of 3 sides.

Road Quality

These are state high ways and all maintained very well.

Roadside Amenities

If you eat Mexican food you are in luck. I absolutely recommend Marias in Winkleman, order tacos w rice and beans. In Superior eat at Las Hermanos. In Globe there are several choices, you might even get a hamburger or hot dog someplace. Be sure to eat at one of the shacks. The food is excellent. Tour a little in Superior and be sure to ride though downtown Globe. You will be impressed with the substantial building in Globe. The old mines, mining towns and geology are incredible. El Capitan Pass between Winkleman and Globe is a sure stop to enjoy the views. Life is short, do it now.

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By Guest
on May 5, 2012 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

We live in Tucson. Our V-Strom 1000 is one week old so this was our first ride other than bringing it home from Sierra Vista. Took an hour to get to Winkleman to start the loop around. Left the house at 8:00 and we were home by 1:00. Beautiful day and a beautiful trip. Many places to pull off and take in the scenary. We went on 5/5/12 and they're oiling the road from Kearny to Winkleman but it wasn't a problem since work stopped on the weekend.

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By Guest
on March 11, 2010 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

This is a nice loop through some beautiful desert-mountain country. The section between Superior and Globe can get bogged down with weekend traffic but the two other legs more than compensate for it. The road surface is generally in good shape with lots of "S" curves, no switchbacks and a decent amount of few undulation sections on the Winkleman/Superior leg.

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By fairbanksdmt
on December 31, 2014 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2014

Motorcycle Make Ducati

Motorcycle Type Other

This road certainly has it's moments of long sweepers and canyons/mountains. If you start at Superior and drop down to Winkleman you will see the first 10 miles displaying steep carving sweepers on a road that I would rate a 4 in terms of asphalt quality. Watch out for enormous mining equipment that is being driven or hauled on the road as the steep downhill grades will force them to a crawl. The last 10 miles to Winkleman are pretty straight with nice views of the bluffs and meadows.
You can gas up at Winkleman and food is limited, but there is a little mexican place on the right side of road when you get to Winkleman.
From Winkleman up to Globe in my opinion is the best part of the run as there are more long sweeping roads that carve through the mountains and the views are pretty good. Traffic is very light most of the time.

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By beercan640
on May 18, 2014 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1990

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson FLSTC

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

What a cool ride. i probably would never have taken the trip without seeing it on this site and reading the other reviews. make sure to stop at the Ray Mine vistor lookout at 33.165766, -111.005198.

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By Guest
on February 16, 2014 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1993

Motorcycle Make Harley

Motorcycle Type Other

1st time making this triangle and really disappointed I didn't do it years ago. Phenominal views, geology and winding roads in great condition tell you why you ride. The Copper Mine outside of Kearny is staggering in size...6 miles along the road and 1 mile deep in places rivals parts of Grand Canyon! Great vista point to see most of it on the east side. The only fuel stop on the way before Winkleman is "downtown" Kearny and has a surprising grocery store attached with a great deli that makes their own pastries! Eats are mainly in Globe/Miami with Jerry's a common breakfast stop. Miami has a surprising antigues street worth a stop if you are so inclined. Los Hermandos in Superior should be avoided at all costs! Cockroaches in the bathroom, marginal food, slow wait staff and an odd smell. Seems to not bother the "natives" though, go figure! This triangle has it all.. 10% grades, long and winding roads, stunning vistas and even a patch of European riding thru a tunnel and then a narrow bridge over Queen Creek.

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By Guest
on November 5, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1988

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This was a good ride. Not great but very good and yes, Maria's in Winkleman was fantastic.

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By Guest
on June 12, 2012 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2011

Motorcycle Make Aprilia

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

This was a great ride. Bring plenty of water cause in the summertime it is a scorcher out there. I use a evaporative cooling jacket that helps dissipate the heat very well. This was just the desert scenery ride I needed.

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By Sonoran6
on February 23, 2012 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1984

Motorcycle Make Honda VF700S

Motorcycle Type Other

First run on my first motorcycle, easy but not boring. From Globe to Superior was a little chilly, couldnt wait to get back into the valley! Marias in Hayden was an excellent lunch stop.

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By HEC
on November 24, 2011 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Yamaha Stratoliner Midnight

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

What a great ride! We rode the route Nov 2011. Variety in geography, evev saw the fall leaves rainbow of colors on part of the route. Interesting to see the changes in the geography of the mountains due to volcano and seismic activity. Be sure and stop in Globe at the Cafe on the hill at the intersection of 60 and 188 for a cinnamon bun smothered in butter. what a treat!

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By Guest
on February 26, 2011 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Great afternoon ride. I sometimes go west from Globe past Roosevelt Lake to Punkin Center, then home on Beeline Highway. Fantastic views of the lake from the highway, but few if any spots to stop. Longer trip, but that's what it's all about isn't it? Time in the saddle.

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By Guest
on October 5, 2010 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I try to do this ride at least once a year. It is a good one in late fall though early spring when it is still to cold to head up into the mountains but it is to nice in the valley to be stuck in town. If you normally ride in the desert in the summer it is a fine run as well if you get an early start and plan on spending some time relaxing along the way so as not to get back into town when it is to hot in the middle of the day. A good little side trip is over to Coolidge Dam, which is not to far out of Globe.

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By CultLdr
on November 26, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2016

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki Concours14

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Did this ride on Thanksgiving 2017 for a quick morning trip out of Chandler. I have been to Superior/Globe a few times, 188 once etc and wanted to try out this loop.

Roads were in very good condition, temps were perfect and sun was glorious. I rode with the visor open on my helmet the entire time because it was so perfect.

Really enjoyed the stretch out of Winkleman to Globe due to absolutely no traffic in front or behind and the views were beautiful.

Great quick ride from Phoenix area.

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By cheddabuddha
on March 12, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2016

Motorcycle Make Indian Chieftan

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Took this trip yesterday and yes Marias was good. I didnt care for the rice and beans though but the burro (burrito) I ate was delicious. As far as the trip goes it was a nice ride views were good. A few stretches of bumpy roads and a couple of railroad crossings that have big bumps otherwise roads were ok.

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By Guest
on May 7, 2010 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

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This is a great, short, easy ride and getting there is part of the fun.

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