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4.25 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.25
4 Reviews

North Bush Highway to Saguaro Lake

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By MADMAN88 (5 McR Points) on Jan 27, 2013

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PorscheGuy
39 McR Points
October 10, 2016
Like one of the other reviewers, this is my go to…
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Guest
February 17, 2014
This is the ride that I take when I just want to…
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Written Directions

MESA,AZ.NORTH POWER ROAD CHANGES TO N BUSH HIGHWAY. GREAT RIDE WITH GREAT VEIWS AND NO HOUSES. BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU GET TO HIGHWAY 87. ROAD JUST ENDS AFTER YOU GO OVER THE HIGHWAY. IF YO GO PAST THE OFF RAMP FOR 87 SOUTH/WEST YOU HAVE PLENTY OF ROOM TO MAKE A U-TURN AN GO BACK THE WAYYOU CAME. MUST STOP A SAGUARO LAKE ON RIGHT. GET PLACE TO STOP AND TAKE IN THE WATER AND THE VEIWS.

Scenery

GREAT RIDE WITH GREAT VEIWS AND NO HOUSES. RIVERS, MOUNTAINS, CLIFFS, LAKE, WILD LIFE. MUST STOP A SAGUARO LAKE ON RIGHT. GET PLACE TO STOP AND TAKE IN THE WATER AND THE VEIWS.

Drive Enjoyment

FUN. SOME GOOD SWEEPING TURNS AND SOME GOOD STRAIGHT-AWAYS AND SOME FUN DIPS FOR FLOOD WATERS. FUN RIDE FOR BEGINERS TO ADVANCED. ALWAYS BE AWARE OF EVERTHING IN FRONT OF YOU AND BEHIND FOR A SAFE RIDE AND ALWAYS BE SAFE - "WEAR A HELMET"

Tourism Opportunities

A LOT OF PARKS TO STOP AND GRILL AND CAMP OUT. NO GAS STATIONS SO FILL TANK BEFORE RIDING OU THERE.DIDN'T SEE ANY RESTURANTS WITHIN 15 MILES.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

HAVE FUN AND ENJOY HE RIDE.

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PorscheGuy
October 10, 2016
39 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
Like one of the other reviewers, this is my go to driving route out of Scottsdale. Great fun, but be careful at high speed because there are a lot of blind curves that drop off without warning! And lots of critters at night. I'd also recommend a detour down Usery Pass Road as that has even more curves and elevation changes than the last half of Bush Hwy.
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Guest
February 17, 2014
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
This is the ride that I take when I just want to get out of the city for a little bit and see some nature but I don't want to ride too far. It's very convenient if you live in Phoenix or Mesa, and I think it's one of the most beautiful areas nearby.

The only thing that I would add to the review would be that you should make sure to pick up a Tonto pass if you're considering stopping at any of the parks. It's not needed at the lake, but all of the other stops along the way all require a Tonto pass. The pass is inexpensive and can be picked up at gas stations on the road nearby.
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Guest
February 16, 2014
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
Don't miss restaurant at the lake for great view while eating. Friday nights are packed for the "all you can eat Fish Fry", so go early. It's worth it. Summer weekend ride can be crazy since they tubing on the river is so popular they bus people in to strategic off-load points south of the lake.
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