Grants Pass to Gold Beach via Dev Rd 23

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by blackrockrider, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. blackrockrider

    blackrockrider ...

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    I'm looking for a twisty paved road from Grants Pass, OR to the coast. I saw Nat for Dev Rd 23. Anybody know if it's paved? How's the ride? Looks pretty fun.
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  2. Sundance

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    I believe you are referring to the infamous Bear Camp Rd. Paved minus short washout that is gravel. Watch out for vans pulling river rafts, but otherwise beautifull.
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  3. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    Yes it's mostly paved, has a lot of frost heaves but most are clearly marked. I rode it at night a couple weeks ago and it was pretty hairy in a few places, since I could not see the marks

    If headed towards the coast, on Bear Camp I usually take Peavine Lookout Rd. It adds a few miles to the trip but those miles are much less traveled by others.

    Just beware of raft shuttle traffic. They act like they own the road and most of the time they are driving in your lane. If you happen to come up on one going the same direction as you, don't expect them to let you by, In my experience they usually won't
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  4. blackrockrider

    blackrockrider ...

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    Awesome...thanks !!!! We'll do it !
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  5. stesun

    stesun stesun

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    :D Wibby and Sundance are telling you the way it is. I have been on it about 6 times,the last one just a week ago, the rafting company's are bad!
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  6. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    It's kinda fun when you are coming up on a shuttle going the same direction as you

    You start smelling the suntan lotion miles and miles away
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  7. GB

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    Not in Day Trippin, moved to RF: PNW
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  8. FatTirePlease

    FatTirePlease Been here awhile

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    The Peavine route was freshly oiled just a couple o' days ago. I'd advise staying on Bear Camp for right now. No oil at all! Saw lots of raft carriers, (10-15)all on their side of the road and behaving pretty good. It was about 5 p.m. and I was eastbound , they were westbound. ( empty trailers behind them ). Hug the right, shouldn't be a problem! Enjoy:clap , GREAT road!
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  9. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    Only problem with hugging the right is that they are usually hugging the left :lol3
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  10. TwinBridgeT

    TwinBridgeT From Idaho to MN...

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