D.C. to Phoenix
Does anyone know a good route to Phoenix, AZ from the Washington, D.C. area? I plan on giving myself five to six days to make the trip in early July. While I would like to stay off the major interstates as much as possible, I know I'll have to ride portions during the trip. I would appreciate any suggestions that you may have.
check out rt 50. you can head n.e. from Phoenix to pick up rt 50 then bring it all the way east. great road!!!
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I will second that - I would take I-66 out of the city, turn right onto Rt. 50 and keep going all the way to around Rt. 191, then wander down to Phoenix on as many smaller roads as I could find. Bob Higdon rode Rt. 50 from coast to coast a few years back and said it was an incredible ride (now if he would only finish the trip write-up hint hint!!!)
I've ridden Rt. 50 from DC west to Ohio and all points in between many times and it simply a great road. One of those rare ones that is large enough to make some time but small enough to really enjoy it. It is older and eclipsed by interstates in many places so you'll pass through lots of nice old towns (Marietta, Ohio, just 15 miles north of Parkersburg, WV, is a great stop the first night, try the Lafayette Hotel, inexpensive, historic and very nicely restored.
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Thanks for the information. I've started plotting the map.