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By MotoForever (15 McR Points) on Jul 08, 2014

Creator : MotoRod
Motorcycle Type : Touring

OMG, did this trip in early June 2014. Wow, one of my favorite rides. There is really too much to mention for this ride. We travelled West to East and it was fantastic. Some say the views may be better from the other direction. I say, either way is great. Stop at the overlooks at the East of the Grand Escalante-Staircase (hwy 12) south of Torrey. Make sure to plan PLENTY of stops just to see the sights. You can't see it all, so plan where you want to spend time. We split this ride into two days with a stop over in Torrey. The views just riding through are awe inspiring. Moki Dugway (just to say you did it), Bridges NM is a 1 hr jaunt. Stay in Torrey, and eat at the Capital Reef Inn and Cafe. Fantastic food, we saw a few riders there too. The amazing petroglyphs at Capital Reef NM were easy to see with no walking required. Road conditions are excellent. Bring lots of water. Better yet, use a hydration pack to drink while riding. Be prepared for cooler air on the passes and hot and dry in the valleys.

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