Grand Caynon overlook north of Cameron near Nanoweap Falls Attached are GPS tracks from our spring trip. The ride was a ~1900 mile 9 day loop starting and ending in Albuquerque. We had 9 guys and 1 woman for nearly all of the ride. We spent 3 of the days riding the northern half of the AZBDR. The color code in the tracks is red for odd numbered days actual tracks, blue for even day actual tracks, cyan for sections planned but not ridden. There is a waypoint with a cryptic description of why we skipped each such section. I marked the fun primitive roads with blue triangle waypoints. My pictures from the ride are here: https://wbbnm.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Spring-2017-NM-AZ-AZBDR-UT-CO/ I tended to only take pictures of places we hadn’t been before, thus none the first two days and later lots in Utah. This ride was similar to the spring rides we have done for the past several years. Here are tracks from last year’s ride and links to tracks and ride reports from previous rides. http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/albuquerque-tombstone-grand-canyon-loop.1150793/ Day by Day Summary: Day 1 Albuquerque to Alpine AZ. We did about 80 miles of pavement to Grants NM. We had intended to ride thru the Zuni Mountains, but chickened out due to heavy rain clouds. As it was we got hit by a nasty blinding sleet storm on our paved bypass. This was the 4th year in a row we got rained out of the Zunis. We then rode the NMBDR nearly all the way to Alpine. Day 2 Alpine to Heber AZ. Nearly all dirt thru the mountains. We stopped for gas in Show Low. Highlights were the Maverick OHV trail near Show Low and several primitive sections between Show and Heber. Day 3 Heber to Flagstaff. We picked up the AZBDR near where it enters the Mogollon Rim road and went all the way to Winona for gas. Highlights were the embedded rock section near Long Lake and the primitive road just south of Winona. Day 4 Flagstaff to Marble Canyon. We skipped the part of the AZBDR east of 89 and picked it up where it crosses 89. We got about an inch of snow overnight in Flag. We ran into some bad packing red mud about 20 miles west of 89. Most of us made it thru, but two guys did turn back. We took a tough road, FR 310 that paralells 64 on the north side of the Gray Mountain plateau. It wore us out and we skipped south side of Gray Mtn. We got gas in Cameron and headed for the part of the AZBDR on the Navajo Rez east of 89. We detoured from the BDR to go to a scenic Grand Canyon overlook. This took a while so we skipped the northern dirt part of the BDR and took 89 and 89A up to Marble. Day 5 Marble Canyon to Escalante. Headed east on 89A over to House Rock springs canyon road and took it north to 89, a nice easy scenic ride. Then got gas at Big Water and headed up Smokey Mountain road. We had done this a couple of times, but never the Kelly grade at the south end. It was an awsome ride. Day 6 Escalante to Hanksville UT. We went up to Hells Backbone on nice easy roads. We then took 12 north and ran into some snow showere at the summit. Then the back road into Capitol Reef NP. This was a really fun road. It had deteriorated a lot since we last did it about 6 years ago. We had planned to do Cathedral Valley, but it started raining hard off and on, so we just took 24 over to Hanksville. Day 7 Hanksville to Blanding. Took the Henry Mountain access dirt road south out of town and then cut over to 95. We went down Poison Spring Wash hoping to cross the Dirty Devil river and continue into the Maze District of Canyonlands NP. But the river was too high from the rains and probably spring runoff. So we went back to 95. This was such a spectacular ride, it really didn’t both me doubling back. Went down 95 to get gas at Hite Marina. Then after a few miles on 95 we took Blue Notch road over to Lake Powell. We had intended to meet up with Red Canyon road and come out near Natural Bridges. We got to the lake, but the the road over to Red Canyon was Closed and blocked by two large boulders. So another retrace. Again the ride was so good, it didn’t bother me doing it twice. We had planned to go up to the Bears Ears and head into Blanding on dirt. But it was nearly 5 and just one guy did the dirt ride. All in all I don’t think this ride was doable in a day as planned. Too much hard stuff. Day 8 Blanding to Durango. Took off southeast from town on a good road to Montezuma Creek canyon. Then another good road down the canyon to Squaw Creek canyon. Then a fun road thru Squaw to Cross Canyon. We then got to deal with a long steep rock road getting up to the top of the mesa. Really fun ride. We stopped at a nice rest stop along the Do;ores river. Next was a unpleasant rocky road thru the national forest. This trip we found a dirt road into Dolores that included a couple of fun primitive sections. We tried to do a mountain loop between Dolores and Mancos, but ran into snow at 9300 ft and had to turn back. Finally we rode some nice rural residential dirt roads south of 160 into Durango. Day 9 Durango to Albuquerque. We took pavement down past Navajo Lake and then made our way thru the oil fields to the Carson National forest. All the roads in this area were badly rutted. We finished off the dirt part of the trip with a nice long stretch thru the Santa Fe NF.