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So We are going to Rockies Gold and then headed to Disney land we will have 2 or 3 days to get there.
What would be the most scenic route going about 400 miles a day and where should we stop for the night (moteling)
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Rockies to Micky Mouse

2-3 days doesn't provide a great deal of options for touring so you are likely to come through Las Vegas. If you had a bit more time I would suggest coming through Tahoe heading to the coast and coming down through San Francisco, visiting the Redwoods, Carmel, and down the beautiful coast. If you come through Vegas I can give you a promotion code to stay at The Orleans Hotel and Casino for $46 a night. They have motorcycle parking close to the front entrance and I've found it convenient for bringing stuff in and out and well lit. Unfortunately the ride from Vegas to Orange County is boring and not scenic through the Mojave desert. If you do take this route, Interstate 15, and can cross the desert (about 5 hours) I suggest a sunrise start. You'll avoid the heat so it will be a nice drive and the sun will be at your back, not in your eyes. You have a couple options for stops across the desert, Baker and Barstow. Barstow is the halfway point and about 2 to 2 1/2 hours from Vegas. Neither place is good for site seeing but Barstow is a bit larger for a stop.

If you take this route coming into the L.A. Basin you'll go through the Cajon Pass, about 4150' and you'll know you're within an hour of the L.A. area because you'll "see" the air! As you come over the pass you can stay on I-15 rather than left on the 215. Take this to the 91 freeway west and go to your destination in Orange County.

If you have no accomodations in Orange County I can give you suggestions based on your budget. You may of course have friends you're staying with. If not, I can also suggest some restaurants anywhere in Orange County you may be staying in Orange County. I live about 20 from Disneyland. :popcorn:
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I was thinking more along the lines of southern Utah and such
we will be going back up to WA. along the coast
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Consider riding the San Juan Skyway in Colorado and dropping down thru Cortez to AZ on 160...Thru the Navajo Reservation to Flagstaff on 89. Cameron AZ is a Indian outpost with a nice motel, restaurant, large gift store and gas on site. South of Flagstaff on I-17, take 89A to ride thru Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, up Mingus Mountain thru Jerome and down into Prescott. 89 South from Prescott to Wickenburg is what many consider to be Dragon of AZ and called the White Spar. From Wickenburg head West on 60 to intersect with I-10 near Quartzsite and about 30 miles from the California line. Say hi to Mickey for me.

Enjoy your trip.
 

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If you have not ridden it before, you should definitely include UT-24 Hanksville (UT) through Capitol Reef to Torrey, then UT-12 over Boulder Mountain to Escalante - Grand Staircase to Bryce Canyon, down US-89 to Mt. Carmel Junction and UT-9 through Zion. If you have done Zion, I really like the roads from Panguitch (US-89 just north of US-12 junction) up to Cedar Breaks to UT-14, then dropping down into Cedar City.

If you have done all of that, you might consider a route that includes going through Monument Valley, Cameron (AZ), South Rim of the Grand Canyon, down to I-40 at Williams, then west.
 

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So We are going to Rockies Gold and then headed to Disney land we will have 2 or 3 days to get there.
What would be the most scenic route going about 400 miles a day and where should we stop for the night (moteling)
Thanks :thumbup::excited:
Here ya go...part of the route, but the remainder from western AZ to Mickeyland, I'll let you figure out...

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=montrose,+CO&daddr=Oatman,+AZ+to:Ehrenberg,+AZ&hl=en&ll=36.040216,-111.192627&spn=6.793687,9.558105&sll=36.0413,-111.12591&sspn=6.793687,9.558105&geocode=FfAhSwIdsvCR-SkXCAeKiFA_hzFNl4tQZ-QXBQ;Fdd1FgIdLqUu-SkTrQ6PBxDOgDHnI9rIao3HdA;FV_CAAId0Hss-Skjl0HSPUfRgDEExBU5jKH8jA&mra=ls&dirflg=h&z=7
 

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> That's a good route... I added on to it:
>> Hwy-62: Better alternative across the long desert... just as fast as I-40, but better pavement, zero traffic; Highly suggest avoiding mid-day travel in the summertime, as the dehydration factor is Brutal in those conditions; we always take this route eastbound out of LA, typically at 3am at which time it's often 70-80F!
> Josua Tree: Nice detour
> Big Bear: Great mountain road
> Carbon Canyon: Short fun back road into OC

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=montrose,+CO&daddr=Oatman,+AZ+to:34.00325,-116.13531+to:Unknown+road&hl=en&ll=34.40691,-115.916748&spn=4.821409,7.064209&sll=34.012827,-116.069183&sspn=0.577132,1.40625&geocode=FfAhSwIdsvCR-SkXCAeKiFA_hzFNl4tQZ-QXBQ;Fdd1FgIdLqUu-SkTrQ6PBxDOgDHnI9rIao3HdA;FTLZBgIdcuoT-SlhkyEzL-ragDEh5DxhLYrDIg;FeHoAwIdMJj4-A&mra=dpe&mrsp=2&sz=10&via=2&dirflg=h&z=7

> We live 10 miles from D-land, and my wife goes there all the time... Could answer any questions you have about that. If you have a trailer to store, or other travel needs (laundry etc) feel free to contact me.

> Traffic Congestion should be a BIG concern for you, in regards timing your entry into OC and the route taken... Avoid Rush Hour at all costs, and select freeways that have car pool lanes over those that do not.
 

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Ride UT-12!!

I agree with 'wingnutzz'....just returned from a 10 day - 5500 mile trip that included his route. I rode it from Zion, to Cedar Breaks, over to Panguitch, to Bryce Canyon, to Escalante, thru Torrey, Capitol Reef to Hanksville. We then rode the short route across I-70 to Moab and the next morning hit Arches NP & Canyonlands NP.

If you do have time, definitely ride thru South CO, thru Cortez to the Four Corners; we then back-tracked about 7 milesto go up & over thru Bluff & Mexican Hat, UT down to Monument Valley.

Ride Safe & Ride Long!!
 

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Thanks guys now I get to try and make a pick they both look like fun :bow::bow:
 
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