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Old 01-16-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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Fav Toad Roads

Part of the joy of RVing for us is jumping in the Jeep and exploring some of the 'off the beaten path' roads in the areas we camp. Here's a pic of my personal
not DW's though) favorite. Might be interesting to see some pics of your favorite roads. Bob
BTW, this one laner is just over the cliff across the park road from the Welcome Center at Island In The SKY, Canyonlands NP...we were just about half way down to the floor of the canyon at this point.

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Too many to pick one favorite side trip

Let me list some side trips that we loved (in no particular order):

1) spend 2 -3 days in the Reno/Tahoe area and drive 100 miles in every direction - - - drop dead gorgeous

2) Apache Trail thru the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix

3) Enter Yosemite from the east gate (Lee Vining) - - a "wow" around every curve

4) 2 or 3 roads in and around Mt. Rushmore/Custer State Park, SD

5) Acadia NP in Maine

6) Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Sedona, Jerome, Prescott AZ

ATTENTION EVERYONE! If you aren't seeing this land of ours, you are missing a true blessing.


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Favorite side trips you've taken

I was looking forward to reading about your favorite roads in these beautiful United States. I thought the thread would generate a lot of responses.

What are your 2 -3 favorite side trips using your toad for manuevering the narrow or steep roads?

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Old 01-21-2012, 10:55 AM   #4
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I was looking forward to reading about your favorite roads in these beautiful United States. I thought the thread would generate a lot of responses.

What are your 2 -3 favorite side trips using your toad for manuevering the narrow or steep roads?

We would also like to hear of some interesting roads and trails you guys have driven in your travels. We are taking the Element out of service soon and putting a Wrangler in. I looked at Black Bear Pass Trail (Colorado) on the jeep forum and Ms C said we would pass on driving that one.

There are some neat trails and roads in and around the Black Hills. Lame Johnny Road and Lower French Creek Road are just dirt roads, and can be done in any towed type vehicle but there is some neat scenery on them both.
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I have one you can't miss if you're anywhere near Copper Harbor in Mi's UP. That would be the Brockway Mountain Drive that runs between Copper Harbor and Eagle Harbor. The drive up 41 to get to Copper Harbor is beautiful, but the drive along the top of Brockway Mountain is spectacular - though maybe not quite up to Apache Trail standards. Way to tight for any kind of rig, but easy for any toad. Mostly paved, though there are some sections that are starting to crumble a bit.

Also in Mi, the lower this time, is the "Tunnel of Trees". M119/Lakeshore Drive runs between Harbor Springs and Cross Village in the NW of Mi's Lower. Really something to see in the fall....
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Garden Wall (Going-to-the-Sun Highway GNP). Great views across the valley, especially after a good snow year (lots of waterfalls).

Yellowstone National Park in the winter riding a snowmobile. Sharing the road with Bison.

Beartooth Pass from Red Lodge, MT to Cooke City and then going back on the Chief Joseph Highway.

Highway 89/89A from Wickenburg to Flagstaff.

Apache Trail from Mesa to Roosevelt Lake/dam.

Highway 191 from Alpine, AZ to Morenci, AZ.

Arizona highway 366 south of Safford, AZ up to almost 10,000' with tremendous views to the south.

Scenic road north east from Tuscon up through the Santa Catalina Mts. to Mt. Lemmon (yes, there is a ski area up there).
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Rich Mountian road leaving Cades Cove TN. Not really a road but our all time favorite is riding around Silver Lake Dunes, MI
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If in the Reno, NV. area, don't miss Virginia City. The most scenic route is out of Carson City east on Hwy 50, towards Dayton,Nv. Good 2 lane road to Virginia but curvy. Lots of dirt roads leading to some of the old mining area's in and around the area. There is a turn about 8 miles off 395 on Hwy 50 {left turn}. Last there, there was a RV park in Virginia City. No Nothing about it, as I lived awhile in Dayton, Nv.
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Going to the Sun road, Glacier NP.

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