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4.08 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.08
14 Reviews

Superior, Winkleman, Globe triangle

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jan 01, 2010

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March 11, 2010
This is a nice loop through some beautiful desert…
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May 6, 2012
We live in Tucson. Our V-Strom 1000 is one week…
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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.

Drive Enjoyment

These are state high ways and all maintained very well.

Tourism Opportunities

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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Superior, Winkleman, Globe triangle
Superior, Winkleman, Globe triangle
Superior, Winkleman, Globe triangle
Superior, Winkleman, Globe triangle
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Guest
March 11, 2010
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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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Guest
May 6, 2012
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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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fairbanksdmt
December 31, 2014
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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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