Colorado to Copper Canyon, Mochis, La Paz

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Wild_Wombat, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Wild_Wombat

    Wild_Wombat KLR650

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    Solo KLR 650. Unscheduled just yet but heading from Colorado probably cross at Ciudad Juarez and pickup Copper Canyon on way to Los Mochis to La Paz...relax a bit. Might ride lower BCS to Santa Rosalia and return via Guaymas?

    I've ridden Baja top to bottom and back before...speak Spanish-lite. Camp and/or out of the way hotels. Thoughts? Any tips or advice on Copper Canyon? Thanks
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  2. tricepilot

    tricepilot El Gran Payaso

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    You're better off crossing at Palomas
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  3. Wild_Wombat

    Wild_Wombat KLR650

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    I'm never sure which of the crossings is better, safer, full-service, etc. Like near Tijuanna, I go through Tecate. It's too far west this run, so I'm pimping my fellow inmates for motobeta. Thanks.
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  4. Wild_Wombat

    Wild_Wombat KLR650

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    Thanks, SR. Every highway sucks on a KLR. The only time I really prefer the KLR is when I'm picking it up off the ground after a dirt nap--inexpensive to drop and lighter to lift.

    Next time you're in the neighborhood, send me a message. I'll meet you for a beer or coffee.
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  5. BoulderGuy

    BoulderGuy out ridin'....

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    +1 for crossing at Palamos. Louisville? I live in Boulder and have some mighty fine maps and such for CC that I'd be willing to share. Been there a bunch and might be heading back sooner than later!
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  6. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    I wanna go. :slurp
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  7. what car??

    what car?? down the road

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    When are you planning on heading to Copper Canyon. I'm in Guate now and hope to come back to Colorado with that in mind.

    Boulder Guy, any info would be helpful also. Long time resident of northern Colorado.

    Not trying to steel the post, but just interested...
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