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By BD_King (6 McR Points) on Feb 26, 2013

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Todd TCE
2 McR Points
August 5, 2013
We took this trip last year on my 1100 Virago.…

Written Directions

This route starts in Globe, AZ and ends on the Coolidge Dam on the San Carlos Indian Reservation. Start South on Hwy 70 and turn right on BIA 3 to the Dam. Incredible old Concrete dam with eagle scupltures


The route itself is good with mountains on both sides. The section from Coolidge Dam road to Globe is spectacular from any direction. BIA 3 (Coolidge Dam Road) to the Dam is an older blacktop road that leads into a fascinating canyon, and crosses one of the most interesting Dams in America.

Drive Enjoyment

Hwy 70 from Globe is a good highway. BIA 3 is only fair, but it is hardtop all the way to the solid concrete dam.

Tourism Opportunities

If you want to eat, Globe has a number of good restaurants. If you want to eat at the Dam, bring a sack lunch.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

I suggest you look up Coolidge Dam on the internet before the trip to see all the unusual features of this historical and almost unknown dam.

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Todd TCE
August 5, 2013
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
We took this trip last year on my 1100 Virago. You can actually run the full loop by continuing east on the dam road. It is quite rough and has not been serviced in years however. For those riding more dual purpose machines its not going to be a big deal at all. Like us tho, two up on a bigger machine it's going to be very slow going.

The dam is pretty cool however and worth the ride to check it out. As stated above few seem to know it's here and how important it is. The trip and doubling back should be a quick trip from Globe and easy to do for anyone. The full loop will take significant time and please let someone know where you are going as there are not many homes (some) back in there.
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