So.... Toroweap. Toroweap is an an overlook along the western edge of the north rim of the grand canyon. Unlike most areas along the canyon rim access to this area is via a 60+ mile dirt route only and requires a 4wd for the last few miles, or a proper motorcycle (Any decent ADV bike will do). The closest gas station is a about 75 miles so you need 150 mile range minimum just to get there and back. There are actually three routes into the area. I took one to get in and another to get out, more on that later. The name for the area is "Grand Canyon - Parashant National Monument" There are a few different attractions in the monument area. Toroweap, Vulcans Throne, Mt Trumball, etc). Due to limited desire to get bounced around I just focused on Toroweap. On to the photos! Entrance to the Monument Views from various points along the rim. No guard rails out here and some of the overlooks are shear drops. Awesome! :) I either didn't catch any photos of a few rafters going down the Colorado river at the base or the fact that I don't have a tele lens just means the camera didn't pick them up. The were very little yellow dots from my vantage point. If you dig big views up close and personal this place gets my seal of approval. You don't come here for the ride really, you come for the views. By special request for @Nowwhat Likewise, the nights ain't bad for star gazing as long as the wind hasn't thrown to much dust in the air. Twilight... I set up camp under a large rock overhang that kept me in the shade all day. It was sweet. :) Full dark. And I caught the morning sunrise. It took me a while to loosen up enough to get the bike packed up but I got'r'done. Headed north towards St George with a few hours layover in Huricane to stop by the Urgent care to get some stuff to get my back sorted. Speaking of the route out.... Going in I was coming from Kanab and took Antelope Valley Rd south from rt 389. That route is just a plainb old ordinary dirt road with a good surface until you get into rocks a bit past the ranger station a couple miles before the campground. (Campground only has 9 spots and one group site BTW but really doesn't need more, LOL) On the way out I took the route to Colorado City. Like the route in it's just a dirt road however it is a bit tricky in spots with deep sand in some places and in others bull dust, moon dust, silt, whatever it's called it's mostly harmless by itself, it has practically zero mass and you just blow thru it like you would water (meaning there is no staying on top of it, your tires sink till they hit something solid). I hit a couple of deep "pools" of it that were deep enough my boots on the pegs were cutting wakes in the stuff. The section that almost took me out which would have sucked with the way my back is at the moment was a LONG section just as smooth as a babys bottom. The problem was it was hiding a series of hard edged criss-crossed ruts created during some past rain. I don't know how long the bike was trying to swap ends but it felt like a very long tine and I was certain I was going to eat shyt. Bottom line - If you want a relaxing ride on a fully loaded bike then take the route down east of Colorado City. I'm taking a couple of days to do some work and let the back continue to get better. Will be back on the road and making a run for the left coast Monday or Tuesday. Then head back towards Death Valley for a few days on the 22nd.