They are correct....Old 666 is the new 191 "The Coronado Trail." From Morinci/Clifton to Alpine is 95 miles of beautiful road, vistas and elevation in excess of 9000' at Hannigan Meadow. Make sure you gas up in Morinci as the next gas is Hannigan Meadow (if they have some) or the Maverick station in Alpine. Just North of Morinci, stop at the view point and see the largest working open pit copper mine in the world. Weather can be "different" along the route....from 100+ in Morinci to thunder storms w/hail 30 miles up the road. WATCH FOR ELK ON THE HIGHWAY, especially in the early morning. Might consider lunch at the Bear Wallow Cafe in Alpine.
I was fortunate enough to attend a GL1800 gathering in Prescott,AZ. in Oct. of 09' called Red Rock Ride. Met a lot of great folks from this board during that gathering,after meeting and chatting with "Oldguy"Wayne and "Wingnutz"Dave from this board during a group dinner is where I learned about Hwy 191 :thumbup:
So of course being that close I had to add another day to that trip to experience Hwy 191 and let me say it was well worth man oh man!!! what a ride!!!
If I remember mountain elevations ranging from 5000-8000 feet above sea level the scenery was unforgettable in that 95 mile stretch of over 400 plus switchbacks,it's very desolate there no service of any kind even cell phone reception.
Here's a pic. I took while riding Hwy 191 in AZ.
Here's a short and shaky video I did in 09' with my Cannon camera riding through Hwy 191 on Illusion Blue pulling my TimeOut camper,sure wish I would've had my GoPro then.
The ride was a Blast!!! :thumbup: