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Use google look up tourism Nevada, and then any other state you may go to. have list of places. Have fun!
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Thanks

I probably didn't word that well.

What I was getting at was things like, a Baseball Game, Rodeo things along those line.

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Stop suggestions - BMW MOA A similar trip with advice on the BMW MOA site.
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Guns and Mexican Food

Lots of great gun stores and Mexican restaurants.
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Thumbs up Colorado

Must see's in Colorado.

Grand Junction - Colorado National Monument (100% Must Ride) 1.5 Hours from Moab east on I-70. The monument is a hwy that goes through red rock cliffs and overlooks the Grand Junction valley (Grand Valley).

Aspen - Fun to ride your bike down main street and take pictures with the nice mountain surroundings.

If time permits, then head over to Idaho Springs and ride the highest hwy in American to the top of Mount Evans. One amazing view from the top. I-70 east of Grand Junction about 3 hours that goes through Vail. Skip the Eisenhower tunnel and go up and over on Loveland Pass. Turn off in Frisco and the highway connects to go up and over on your way to Breckenridge. Nice views and you can see forever on a clear day. You will come out on East Bound I-70 about 25 minutes from Idaho Springs.

The southern mountians of Colorado (San Juans) are a little more like the swiss Alps then the I-70 Hwy range along vail, etc. Depends on your time and likes.
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things to see...

At the risk of being repetitive, some of the absolute winners are:

- Monument Valley (breathtaking unique landscape that you can ride through at any speed and still feel like you are a small speck on the underbelly of the universe)

- Canyon de Chelly ( mentioned by another respondent)

- Southwest Colorado (Durango, Silverton, Pagosa Springs)

- of course the Grand Canyon

If you have a good map, you'll see all the secondary and old highways so you can avoid the interstates, with all the trucks and noise.

Please take a look at my site ( Motorcycle rides, motorcycle roads, routes, videos and adventures - MyRidz.com ), where I have posted photos and blogs of trips through the same area. And of course, I cordially invite you to post all the tall tales of your trip on the site too (stories, photos, videos).

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At the risk of being repetitive, some of the absolute winners are:

Please take a look at my site ( Motorcycle rides, motorcycle roads, routes, videos and adventures - MyRidz.com ), where I have posted photos and blogs of trips through the same area. And of course, I cordially invite you to post all the tall tales of your trip on the site too (stories, photos, videos).

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Top stuff people, many thanks. My Streets and Trips map is covered in little red flags now.

Any more suggestions are more than welcome though.

Keith, what are you using to create your webpage? Is it Joomla or something from that family?

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Piers -

Site was initially built with Drupal CMS tools for some of the site management. However, we removed Drupal recently, replaced the Drupal content management control panel with custom-built stuff (much better, as it is now much cleaner and better organized), and added vBulletin to handle the forum and user authentication (and calendar).

Basically, its php and mysql, with some Flash and javascript here and there.

ping me on email if you want details: pkeithkelly@yahoo.com

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"Southwest Colorado (Durango, Silverton, Pagosa Springs)"

Yes, these are east of Monument Valley-I think Durango is the first town into Colorado (and east of the "4 Corners" area where you can literally stand in the only place in the US where 4 states meet). Well worth a visit while you're in the area, and a great way to see the historic "wild west" in a very nice moutain setting.

I think I suggested to someone else here; go to the Grand Canyon before Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley, and if you are traveling eastward, this will be part of the trip anyway. de Chelly is very spectacular, yet more intimate than the Grand Canyon. I have only been to the Grand Canyon once, and did not do that new skywalk, or take a helicopter trip, but I had been to Canyon de Chelly several times having lived within 45 minutes of it, and felt that the grand Canyon was a slight letdown after having visited Canyon de Chelly. Monument Valley is really on its own, and would not matter which place you visited first--it's quite spectacular!
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Dont know why I didnt think of this before Roadside America - Guide to Uniquely Odd Tourist Attractions


Odd off the wall little things you find on the way. Good for a grin anyway.
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Dont know why I didnt think of this before Roadside America - Guide to Uniquely Odd Tourist Attractions


Odd off the wall little things you find on the way. Good for a grin anyway.
I've always wanted to get to the biggest ball of yarn, or Carhenge, LOL
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Beautiful ride - Surprise!

One suggestion if it fits in to your trip:

Came down from BC to attend the Silverton HU meeting and was very pleasantly surprised by a stretch of road... Highway 139 from Rangely to Ioma in NW Colorado. On my map it looks like a straight line. Hardly. Beautiful pass, quickly changing scenery. Unfortunately, the southern end is at Interstate 70... the only stretch of Interstate I had to do. 139 makes for an excellent route between canyon country around Moab in the south and Dinosaur and Flaming Gorge areas in the north. Highly recommended.

Also, stretch from Silverton to Ouray, Colorado. Fantastic. Would recommend two-lane roads from Ridgeway to Moab through Naturita as opposed to 550 to Grand Junction as well. I wasn't going to take the Naturita route as my map doesn't show 46 connecting to 191 south of Moab, but then my AAA map is an adventure in itself. The road has been there for years obviously. Glad I took a chance.
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Southern Wyoming

You're getting some great tips for this fabulous part of the country, but here's one I haven't seen yet. My son and I just got back from a UT, WY, ID, OR, CA trip. A really nice stretch was in southern Wyoming:
Hwy 80 east from SLC to Rawlins
Hwy 287 north to Alcova Lake

We camped for $7 at Alcova Lake with thunderstorms all around us - fun! Here's a shot of the lake the next morning at sunrise. I'm sure if we'd stuck around a few more days there would have been plenty of more roads to explore but we were blazing to Buffalo.

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I wasn't going to take the Naturita route as my map doesn't show 46 connecting to 191 south of Moab, but then my AAA map is an adventure in itself. The road has been there for years obviously. Glad I took a chance.
Try this map company--

Benchmark Maps Home

Very detailed maps, all roads shown very accurately, but a few downsides--limited to western states, each book is one state in extreme detail--you have to purchase one for each state, which is expensive, hard to find; Wal-Mart has them, but they only have the state that you are in at the time, and the book is about $18 or 19 dollars. But from living in the middle of nowhere for 2 years a few years ago, I can attest to the accuracy of the Arizona map.
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