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post #1 of 8 Old 05-27-2015, 04:01 AM Thread Starter
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Seattle to Zion

Hey Guys,
I'm planning my route to Zion from Seattle.

I'm wondering if any of you guys have ridden Nevada Highway 93 South through the desert? It's a long stretch through the desert, mid June.

I'm looking at heading south past Rainier on 410 and working my way down to Nevada then across to Zion. I was originally planning to head east and then down through Salt Lake City, but I'm thinking this other route is more direct. Any advice on desert riding in Nevada is appreciated.
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Bring water, hydration pack. Nice enough roads. You can take 93 south and veer over East at Panaca on 319. It becomes 56 in Utah.and goes to Cedar City.
Different from the interstate but more remote.
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Hey Notacop,
Thanks for writing. Do you know if there are any gas stations along that 93 desert stretch?


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Just did the same trip from Walla Walla on 93 a month ago. There were no big problems for gas in Nevada. We did plan on staying in Burns, Oregon but decided to carry on without topping off. There was no gas between Burns and Mcdermit, NV. Came in on fumes. Have fun, it is a great trip.
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Most of those little towns have at least one station, although you might have to get off of 93 to find it, like in Pioche, unless they've added a station since I've been there last.
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in 2013 I rode from Madras, OR to Zion in mid-May. Tried to keep on the small roads. This was a smaller portion of a larger ride.

Here's the route I did. Well, I did 90% of this but Kolb road south out of Cedar City(dirt road)was snowed in so I had to ride further east from Cedar City then head south at Navajo lake on a really fun Jeep trail.

https://goo.gl/maps/D5qei

"Fandango Pass Road" just after the CA border linking 395 to 417 is a wide gravel road. Easy peasy.

If you ride Hwy 50 be sure to take the 2/722 from Middle Gate to Austin. It gets you even more remote and up into the mountains. Really great road.

You can probably make it from Seattle to Summer Lake Hot Springs in a day. It would be a great first night to soak in the barn. That's what I did when I left Madras after work and made before dark. Have a great trip!

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On 93 my map stuff says 201 miles from Ely to Cedar shitty. That may be the worst of the distances. The WEE should do dat.
I get 48-53 mpg so the range is well over 250.
Filling up is a PITA but getting gas every 140-150 isn't a chore when you are out in the unknown!
I recently got a 1.25 Kolpin that mounts on the top box for real ADV BS.
I carried a gas can on my 4.3 gallon 800ST BMW and never needed it. I stopped carrying it.
But WTF it's the ride you are after. be prepared.
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Thanks for all the responses. You guys are the best.


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