Planned route

Tonto Basin, Tonto National Monument, Globe

Planned Stops

Tonto Basin Marketplace 1st fuel stop, Tonto National Monument to see cliff dwellings, Guayo’s On the Trail in Globe for lunch, Shell station in Globe for 2nd fuel stop, home

Ride Conditions

It was a little cool starting out but warmed up nicely by the time we got to Tonto Basin. After lunch it started getting windy and dusty.

About the ride

We had a great ride, a great group of about 11 bikes. We meet at Chandler Harley Davidson at 7:00 am kick stands up at 7:30 am. We went as a group with three ride captains. We anticipated some road closures but that didn’t happen. There was one fuel stop before the Monument where we took a short break before we continued on.

Stopped at the sign to get our pictures taken, for those competing for the HOG national parks challenge. There is a fee of $5.00 to visit the dwellings. The National Parks Pass gets up to 4 people in for free. There is a steep half mile climb to reach the  cliff dwelling. It was a bit of a challenge but we did make it to the top. Minnie and I had never been here before and we enjoyed it very much. I don’t know how often we will be coming back, because of the climb. There is a great view of Roosevelt Lake. Information about desert plants and about the cliff dwellers was interesting. We got some great pictures to share.

Lunch was at Guayo’s On the Trail a Mexican restaurant. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal  before we had to leave and head back to the valley.

Route and mileage

Trip Mileage 224

Today’s Map

Problems

No problems on the ride

Pictures