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looks great to me , but then what ride plan doesn't ??

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Nice start. You are missing some great roads and spending a lot of time on the super slab. Here are some suggestions for a Western Loop.

Go out of Yellowstone by the northern route (US212) and go east over the Beartooth Pass. That's on the "don't miss this" list. Go back over the pass and come down into Cody via the Chief Joseph highway.

We particularly enjoyed going south from Cody on red roads - Rawlins, Craid, Meeker, Rifle.

You are missing Rocky Mountain Nat. Park. You could turn left at Craig on US40 and go thru the park from the West.

At Salida, turn right on US50 and visit Black Canyon of the Gunnison near Montrose.

Go south on US550 to Durango - that's the Million Dollar Highway.

Mesa Verde Nat. Park is between Durango and Cortez. We stayed in Cortez.

I expect you'll reply that you don't have enough time to do all this. At least you'll have a list for another time.

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FDX-Tim,
thanks for that input. The ride plan has already been "tweeked" and I'm sure will be "re-tweeked" a few more times before we set out August 10th. As I'm sure you know, late July and August are the hottest months in the Las Vegas Valley, so it's time to get out of "Dodge" as they say.

Not sure if you plan on attending RGR 3 in St. George, UT this summer but, it's going to be Hot. Not sure if many of these guys are really prepared for 108-112* temps. Just a little conserned about that.

Again thanks for the input.

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Not sure if you plan on attending RGR 3 in St. George, UT this summer but, it's going to be Hot. Not sure if many of these guys are really prepared for 108-112* temps. Just a little conserned about that.

We had temps pushing 105* for SWII, and that was with high humidity also, which is worse as far as I'm concerned.
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Not sure if you plan on attending RGR 3 in St. George, UT this summer but, it's going to be Hot. Not sure if many of these guys are really prepared for 108-112* temps. Just a little conserned about that.

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Yes I'm planning to go to SWIII. I've been through there before in those temps. I plan to be as prepared as I was then.

There's a thread about preparing for the heat.

https://www.roadglide.org/showthread.php?t=33357

Also need to be prepared for cold in higher elevations.

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+1 with what FXD-Tim said, can't miss Beartooth and Chief Joseph those are awesome roads to be on.

I would also suggest that coming out of SLC, instead of taking the slab up through Idaho, cut off at Brigham City (hwy89/91) go over to Logan and then over Logan Canyon (hwy89) to Bear Lake. Once there get on hwy30 heading north and you'll hit Soda Springs or you can go east out of Montpelier (hwy89) and head up to Jackson that way. Been on both of those roads and it's a great ride either way.

Looks like a fun trip!!

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Average temps in Utah in august are really not that bad.. doesn't even hit the triple digit mark on average.

http://www.currentresults.com/Weathe...ure-august.php

I agree Las Vegas is pretty much unbearable during the day in July/Aug

But I don't think I'm even going to buy a cool vest for Utah.

Couldn't agree more with Tim And Mr Smiley, That orig route was to much super slab for me and missing some great roads. This part of 89 was a really great ride . I happened to get lost and loved every minute of it Shouldn't be missed IMO.. here's a link below

http://goo.gl/maps/BtlbI

Would be a shame to miss SWIII being your so close to it.. But either way, enjoy the ride whenever you go


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