September 24 Bloom Filed, NM to 4 Corners to Kayenta, AZ thru Monument Valley to Cortez, CO 298 miles
Today is day 7 of our Million Dollar Highway motorcycle ride. Originally the day was to be a relatively easy day of riding just 115 miles to Cortez, CO via 4 corners but as we were rolling through Farming, NM, LC was listening to a local radio station when they mentioned something about Monument Valley. LC asked me how far it was. I told him I wasn’t sure of the distance. When we stopped at 4 corners I checked the map and GPS and found it would be 281 more miles to ride through Monument Valley. Since it was still early and who knows when we might get back to ride through Monument Valley we decided to change our route and ride it.
We ended up spending more time at 4 Corners because several people stopped us to ask about our trip. One was a biker but was traveling in a car that day and another was riding his Voyager. LC and LT ride Voyagers so the had to talk shop with him.
We back tracked about 10 miles and headed to Kayenta, AZ where we ate lunch at Burger King, looked at an Indian village replica on the lot next to Burger King. From there it was on to Monument valley. We should have stopped at one of the movie sets where John Wayne filmed one of his movies but somehow we failed to communicate and rode on.
It made for a longer day but it was all good.
Tomorrow we will finally get to ride the “Million Dollar Highway. We have wanted to do this ride for several years but life kept getting in the way… Our ride take us from Cortez to Sawpit to Ouray to Silverton to Mesa Verde National Park back to Cortez for a total 276 miles. Come follow along and enjoy the ride and scenery with us…
Below are the posts from each day of our ride. Come follow along as we ride to enjoy the fun and beautiful scenery…
Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride introduction
Day 1 & 2 Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride 2010
Day 3 Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride 2010
Day 4 Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride 2010
Day 5 Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride 2010
Day 6 Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride 2010
Day 8 Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride 2010
Day 9 Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride 2010
Day 10 Million Dollar Highway Motorcycle Ride 2010
Ride safe and I hope we see you down the road somewhere…