Looking for some good vacation ideas for this year, it is starting to get tough because we have been to so many places on the bike, so I will ask you guys to help me out and see what we can come up with. :sw1: :flg:
As long as you are on the bike, just go which ever way the wind blows and it will be a good trip. Actually we went to Colorado Springs in 2000 and had a fantastic time. Stayed there 3 days and then went to Red River NM for 2 days. Lots of things to see and do in Colorado Springs and Red River is great for R & R.
It's a start I was in Colorado last year when I went cross country And have been in S.C many times including living in W. Columbia and Elgin, S.C., and Myrle Beach many many times and I will be there for bike week in May.
Take a bunch of pieces of paper and on each one, write down somewhere you've never been, place them all in a hat and draw one out. That's where you go. Or pin a U.S. map to the wall and throw a dart at it. Where it sticks is where you go.
It's a huge country and every acher has something to offer. Even the deserts here in the west have their own beauty to be taken in. It doesn't matter so much where you go. Just enjoy getting there.
Lolo pass between Idaho and Montana is as fine a road as you will find anywhere. A quick side trip to Glacier Park with the "Going to the sun" highway is a great ride -- we even enjoyed it in the snow last year!
You could try Yellowstone/Grand Teton National parks or if you want something for spring or fall, go further south to Bryce Canyon/Zion National parks. You could also take in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. We did these last year and it was definitely the best vacation ever!
And Colorado has some of the best riding and scenery around. If you decide on Colorado, let me know and I'll give you some help/tips.
Rocky Mountain National Park
And, I highly recommend southern UT and northern AZ, to include Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon NP, Escalante-Grand Staircase, UT-12 from Bryce over to Torrey, Capitol Reef NP, Monument Valley, North Rim Grand Canyon, and Arches National Park. In Colorado, Million Dollar Highway Durango to Ouray, Poudre Canyon, Rocky Mtn National Park, North Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnision between Gunnison and Crawford/Hotchkiss, Grand Mesa, Ouray to Dallas Divide to Telluride to Delores, and just about any of the roads west of I-25.
And Glacier National Park is one of my favorites also. And northern California, including the coast highway north of Hearst Castle to Oregon, Coastal Redwoods, Yosemite Valley and High Country. As you can see, I just love riding in all these great places. Perhaps putting all of these in a hat and drawing a few is the best say to go!!!!