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Fast approaching route 66 trip (28th August) Help!!!
August 15, 2012
9:37 am
iompotty
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A couple of things.....Can anyone Help??? Me and my wife are travelling Route 66 on a honda goldwing motorcycle alone. We did price up for a tour, but you were travelling with others, and that's what we didn't want, having to stop and start when they do, we just wanted the freedom of being able to do what we want.  I have purchased a motorcycle satnav and downloaded some software that gives you turn by turn route 66 guidance, which is going to be a great help, as i know it is not easy to follow, and maps and bikes are a no!no! having to stop all the time....

 

Can anyone give any suggestions when it comes to the Santa Fe loop??? Can you do the whole loop?? Or do i just have to choose one or the other??

Also we were thinking of a one night stop over in Vegas, but i think this might be a problem, as i have read that you miss quite a lot of route 66 if you do this..... But we do want to do a helicopter trip into the grand canyon........Does anyone know of a place close to 66.....Any help will be a great help    Cheers Carl

August 15, 2012
4:23 pm
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There are actually two loop segments in New Mexico.  The northern one (through Santa Fe) is highly recommended.  The southern segment (through Los Lunas) is nowhere near as good.  Ideally you would do both.  But if you want to cut time/distance, take the northern loop from Santa Rosa-Santa Fe-Albuquerque and then from downtown Albuquerque join Central Avenue (old 66) heading west. 

On Vegas: It's @2 hours away from 66 at Kingman AZ.  And you're right, you WILL miss a great deal, especially the legendary "Oatman Road" segment just west of Kingman.  The best bet is to take US 93 from Kingman to Vegas and return the same way.

There's lots more in the Travel section of my site, https://www.rt66pix.com along with quite a few images of both areas.

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