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4 out of 5 Rider Rating 4
6 Reviews

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Aug 31, 2008

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Guest
January 2, 2009
I rode this route in late April 2008. What an…
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Big_Mike
313 McR Points
December 12, 2019
A lot of twisties, little traffic, good ride.
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Written Directions

Start south of Tonopah Nevada where US 95 meets NV route 266. Head west on 266 for 39 miles and you will find the intersection of CA route 168. Now take a left (go west) on route 168 for about 38 miles till you get to the route's end point of Big Pine, CA.

Scenery

Great views of the White mountains and the Sierras, with continuous vistas of the whole route. You'll pass through the beautiful Westgard Pass and have fantastic views from it's 7,313 feet of elevation. Westgard is the only pass connecting the Owens Valley to Deep Springs Valley.

Drive Enjoyment

The road is well paved, but narrow and very twisty. Not a good road for strictly freeway type riders. many hairpins with steep drop offs. This is definitely one of those roads you take it easy going and hurry back, after you know the road. Overall, 168 is challenging and one of the best Motorcycle roads I have ever been on!

Tourism Opportunities

There are no stores or gas stations. The nearest gas from the Nevada junction of 95 and 266 is another 15 miles, so make sure you have enough range!

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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Guest
January 2, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I rode this route in late April 2008. What an amazing and desolate area. Passed just a few cars going the other way. No cars passed us going west from I-95. The climbing up to Westgard Pass is a bit of a challenge. Lots of turns and twists. Great ride!
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Big_Mike
December 12, 2019
313 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
A lot of twisties, little traffic, good ride.
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Mike Upton
December 24, 2019
69 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Adventure Touring
This is my return route from Mammoth back to Vegas after lunch.
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