Winter dual sport trip

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Pismo950, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. Pismo950

    Pismo950 Been here awhile

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    I have a mandatory week off over christmas and am looking for a vacation idea.
    Looking for a place that does not snow in the winter and has a decent amount of riding locally. I plan on taking the family to a central location and then riding as much as possible from that location - something similar to Moab, Sedona and Lake Havausu.
    I'm located in CA, so CA, NV, AZ, UT, OR would all be close enough.

    thanks!
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  2. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    It gets cold out in Utah/Colorado. Too much snow up north, too. Maybe Arizona or Texas?

    If you haven't ridden NorCal, the Yosemite area is pretty good. Weather is hit or miss that time of year, but when it isn't raining it is very nice for riding just about year round. All of Hwy 49 is good, but the passes will probably be closed. Napa and Sonoma areas are good too, and you could get out to the coast up there.
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  3. b4thenite

    b4thenite Been here awhile

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  4. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    The family could go to The Dickens Fair in San Francisco. Union Square also get decorated, complete with an ice skating rink.
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  5. Pismo950

    Pismo950 Been here awhile

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    I was at Yosemite a couple years ago and it was under complete snow pack, but maybe at the lower elevations?
    Napa or sonoma does sound like a bad idea. I'll have to look into it.
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  6. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is up near there, too.

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  7. bobbyinredwood

    bobbyinredwood Adventurer

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    Baja is one of the better choices in December. The weather is great, it's affordable, scenic and very friendly people.
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  8. eakins

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    Baja for me too otherwise California desert or Southern Az.
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