Believe it or not there is a road to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. In April Whiteknucklemc, Scared Ape and I decided to check it out. Reports on ADVrider advised several scenarios. 1) No problem with permits from the local Indian tribe. 2) No way they will give out permits to motorcycles. 3) The road is easy and 4) The road is difficult. Whiteknucklemc and I departed Phoenix and rode to Williams, AZ for the night, while Scared Ape headed east from California and stopped in Kingman. This put all three of us on Route 66 and our meeting point of Peach Springs the next morning. After a short ride from Williams we met up in the Hualapai Indian town of Peach Springs to attempt getting the tribal permit allowing us onto Diamond Creek Road, otherwise known as the road to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Here's the bikes waiting for us while we worked on the permits: Everything was going well with the Hualapai tribal lady and the permits until one of us said something about "motorcycles". We were told "motorcycles are not permitted on the road". After we explained that we had street legal bikes and others had done the same trip, she changed her mind. It also probably helped when Whiteknucklemc lied and told her his last name was "Yellowhawk". It appears that the tribe is afraid of quads and dirt bikes going off the road. If you decide to take this trip, make sure you either don't mention the motorcycle, or explain that the bike is a road bike and you will not go off the beaten path. Above all, don't lose your cool and cop an attitude with the tribe. In the end, they want your money, so be nice and you should be fine. After securing our permits, we crossed Rt.66 in front of the Lodge and started down Diamond Creek Road. The first section winds through some residential areas of Peach Springs. Then: The road is about 19 miles total in length and the first 2/3 is wide, smooth and easy going. One "jackass" tried to stop us: The last mile or so begins to get interesting, as the road is more or less a creek bed: Then, rounding the last bend, you see the mighty Colorado River!! We made it! After a break, time to head back up, enjoy the scenery: Time for a Burger at the world famous Snow-Cap along Route 66 in Seligman, AZ before riding home to Phoenix.