Las Vegas 2008 – May 12, 2008
The 2008 ride will begin in Las Vegas. The route will take the riders through some of the most breathtaking scenery in southern Utah, Colorado and Arizona before heading back to Las Vegas.
Preride Gathering – Sunday May 11
in Las Vegas, NV
Day 1 – Monday May 12
Las Vegas, via I-15 to Mesquite, St. George, Washington, Hurricane, Virgin, Rockville, Springdale, Zion.
Day 2 – Tuesday May 13
Zion via State Road 9 to Mt. Carmel Junction, 89N to Orderville, Glendale, Long Valley Jct. to SR12 to Bryce Canyon.
Day 3 – Wednesday May 14
Bryce Canyon via SR12 to Tropic, Henrieville, Escalante, Boulder, Grover, Torrey; via SR24N to Cainville, Hanksville to I-70 to Brendel, via SR191S to Moab.
Day 4 – Thursday May 15
Moab via SR191S to La Sal Jct., then SR46, which becomes 90 (in Colorado), Vancorum to SR145 to Naturita, Redvale, Placerville, Telluride, Rico, Stoner, Dolores, to SR160E to Mesa Verde.
Day 5 – Friday May 16
Mesa Verde via SR160W to Cortez, Four Corners (for pictures with appendages in all four adjoining states), Teec Nos Pos, Red Mesa to SR191N to SR163W to Kayenta.
Day 6 – Saturday May 17
Kayenta to SR98 to Kaibito, Page, to SR89S to Alt89, Marble Canyon, Jacob Lake, North Rim. Possibilities for this day include a 2 hour stop near Page to visit Antelope Canyon.
Day 7 – Sunday May 18
North Rim to Jacob Lake, Fredonia, Kanab, Mt. Carmel Jct., Zion, Springdale, Hurricane, St. George via I-15 to Las Vegas.This takes us back through Zion, but the vistas are entirely different going in that direction. The alternative is to go west at Fredonia, through Colorado City to Hurricane and so on. Either way, it’s less than 300 miles and a little over 5 hours total for the day. With an early start we could be in Vegas by early afternoon.