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Q-Hog, a few years ago I went to Vegas and rented a Street Glide from Eagle Riders and rode out to Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon and many other places.
The rides were terrific. Scenery is breath taking.
It also made my choice of purchasing my 2012 Roadglide much easier as I did not care for the Bat Wing.
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HD rental in Vegas.

Has anyone rented a Harley in Las Vegas and road to the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon? If so, can you share your experience? I'm planning a trip. Thx


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Eaglerider takes your money up front with your reservation for the whole rental period.

Compare cancellation policies just in case of inclement weather. Eagle rider's terms are death, pregnancy, deployment or serious medical condition that cancels your trip altogether, with a doctor's proof of death, pregnancy and medical condition.

Harley is much easier to deal with in my opinion but you will pay a premium for a touring bike over a regular car rental. Expect 150$ a day and to have a 2000.00 security deposit put on your credit card.

I have rented with both and prefer HD over Eaglerider. I usually travel with 1 credit card dedicated solely to the bike rental and security deposit and I use another credit card for my accommodations/meals and fuel. It helps with the accounting after the trip.

Hoover dam is worth the trip. You can't stop on the new bridge but there is a parking lot on the west side where you walk out to the observation area. Tour of the dam is worthwhile if you're into industrial stuff and how it works.

Here is a nice loop ride for a 1 day blitz.

https://goo.gl/maps/P1ngPcmv9w62

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Thanks fellas. I've been there a couple times on my bike but I might be flying in to Vegas for a few days and wanted to make the most of the trip. I'll do some inquiring. Thx again.
 

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My brother and I go to the SEMA show in LV every year. We go two days early and rent bikes from Harley. If you have already been to the dam, consider going up I-15 through the river gorge and Zion National Park. The scenery is one of a kind
 

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I rented one for the day from the HD dealer in October, don't remember the price because i used mostly Harley credit card points. You do get a HOG discount if your a member and you have to bring your helmet or rent one. I did the valley of fire ride and stopped by the dam.
 

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Sounds good. I'll have my wife with me this times and she have never seen any of the location before. But I never been to the valley of fire. I was able to ride to Mt. Zion during a recent SW. Thx for the info.
 

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My son rented a bike for his brother-law last year. He went to Enterprise car rental and got a Fatboy. He says the price was cheaper than Redrock Harley. Give them a call, might be worth it. Whatever you do, enjoy the Ride.
 

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I never rented a Harley but there are a lot of places in the Vegas area that rents them.
You didn't say what time of year you're planning on taking the trip but it is the wrong time of year to head to the Grand Canyon's north or south rim. This is winter and the north or south rim is cold and snow covered right now, You can see a little bit of the Grand Canyon if you go to the Skywalk which is between Boulder City and Kingman AZ but you can't ride a bike to the Skywalk because it is mostly dirt road and it is rough as hell.
You will run into cold and possible snow if you head north the Utah to Bryce Canyon too. If your trip is later in the spring then you may be able to ride to these location weather permitting.
It isn't all bad news there is tons of places to ride where the weather is warmer such as Death Valley or the Mojave Desert.
Just incase bring your heated gear and a helmet you will need a helmet in NV & CA but you don't need a helmet in UT or AZ.
 

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Ok speaking on local experience with rentals. Eagle rider and enterprise are the cheapest , however their bikes can sometimes be questionable. I requested a road glide from eagle rider when my bike was down and was placed with a 2012 with quite a few miles and a very sketchy front end.Enterprise had reserved me a street glide and when I got there the only bikes they had were one fatboy and one softail deluxe. Las Vegas harley keeps their entire rental fleet as current year model or 1 year older I believe and actually had the bike I reserved when I showed up. They are slightly more expensive but you can pick up earlier and drop off later than any other option. As far as riding there are plenty of 100-150 mile rides around vegas. The lake mead loop is good as well as valley of fire, also check out pioneer saloon if you get the chance.
 

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Just a suggestion, if you are heading toward the Grand Canyon, get on 66 going out of Kingman and ride in to Seligmon. Cool little throw back town that's just like it was in the 50's. Then after leaving there take the road that takes you to Prescott, Az, then take the road up through the pass to Jerome. One hell of a ride and will surprise the heck out of you when you come out at the top of the town on top the mountain. Really cool experience. Eat a burger on the deck at the Haunted Hamburger, number 1 hamburger in Az. Then you head down the other side into Sedona, Az. From there you are just a short ride to Flagstaff and the getting to the Grand Canyon.You won't be sorry, hell of a trip.
 

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Just a suggestion, if you are heading toward the Grand Canyon, get on 66 going out of Kingman and ride in to Seligmon. Cool little throw back town that's just like it was in the 50's. Then after leaving there take the road that takes you to Prescott, Az, then take the road up through the pass to Jerome. One hell of a ride and will surprise the heck out of you when you come out at the top of the town on top the mountain. Really cool experience. Eat a burger on the deck at the Haunted Hamburger, number 1 hamburger in Az. Then you head down the other side into Sedona, Az. From there you are just a short ride to Flagstaff and the getting to the Grand Canyon.You won't be sorry, hell of a trip.
Hey Smarty, thanks for this route suggestion. Going to AZ bike week in April and have a loop ride planned through Jerome. Now we have a destination for lunch, because we all know that eating is the reason for riding.

Back to the OP's topic. Sorry to hijack.

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I rented from Enterprise last March. Good price, service was good. They even gave us a ride to the airport on our way home. Great riding experience. Road to Death Valley and stayed at Furnace Creek Ranch. Golfed there with rental clubs, 280 below sea level!. Nice ride out from there. Next stop was Zion. Then 3 days at the Grand Canyon with a side trip to Sedona. All rides had spectacular scenery. All roads were in pretty good shape too. A must do over trip for me.
 

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Thx for all info. I plan to go in late August.


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Well if you're going in mid August then you won't need heated gear but you may need a cooling vest and a lot of sunscreen because you will be riding in 110 degree plus temps in most of the area.
The ride up through Kingman to the Grand Canyon will be hot until you start climbing the hill up into Williams then you will be over 6000 feet in elevation and it cools off nice.
One of the best rides that time of year would be to head north out of Vegas and head through Bryce Canyon and then do the north rim of the Grand Canyon then at Page AZ head south to Flagstaff and then check out the south rim of the Grand Canyon. this trip will take a couple of days if you include some of the side trips.
A good side trip would be after the north rim visit you can head over to Monument Valley then up to Canyonlands and Arches National parks up to Moab Utah but this would take another day or 2.
 
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