This is an excellent ride out of the city and traffic. It will take you up to as high as 5900 feet in elevation for some cooler temperatures and then back to the valley. The scenery is beautiful with lots of twists and turns.

This week's Day Ride takes us on a 200 mile ride that will take you through Wickenburg, up Yarnell Hill and then on to Prescott. Once there you can eat lunch at the Historic Palace or go on to Mayer to eat at Hailey's Grill. You can also take the optional ride up 89A to Jerome. During this ride you will go through some low desert, twisty roads, pine trees and forest. Watch your speed going up Yarnell Hill. They actively patrol that stretch.

Distance: 200 miles

Riding Time: Approx. 5 hours

Directions:
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Starting from I-17 and Carefree Highway (Hwy. 74). Go West on Hwy 74.
Go West 36 miles on Highway 74 to the junction of Hwy 74 and 60. Turn Right (North) on Hwy 60.

Continue on Hwy 60 for 11 miles to Wickenburg. If you need gas this is the place to fill up.

Turn right on Hwy 93 and follow this road Hwy 89.

Turn right on Hwy 89 to Congress Yarnell and Prescott. 53 Miles Total.

Go 19 miles to Yarnell for breakfast.

Keep following Hwy 89 through Peeples Valley, Kirkland Jct. and then through the Prescott National Forest to Prescott. Approximately 34 miles from Yarnell.

Once you hit downtown Prescott, Turn Right on Gurley St. and follow that to Hwy 69

Stay to the right at the fork in the road and take Hwy. 69.

Option: If you want to continue on to Jerome out of Prescott, follow the map to Hwy. 89A. If you want to head back to the valley take Hwy. 69 East back to I-17. Both routes are highlighted on the map.
Don't forget to stop by Hailey's Grill and Grand Canyon Harley Shop on Hwy. 69 in Mayer on your way to I-17 South. This stop is just 8 miles from I-17. Live music on Sundays from 1-5PM.

My Review Of This Ride:

This is an excellent ride that is a total of 200 miles. It will take you up to some elevation to 5900 feet through some high desert, twisties, the Prescott National Forest and some very pretty roadside scenery. You will go through Wickenburg, Yarnell, Kirkland Junction, Prescott National Forest, Prescott, Mayer and back to Phoenix. You can also take the optional ride up through Jerome and Sedona. I enjoy this ride very much. I would highly recommend this route for a very enjoyable full day ride.

Conclusion: I give this ride 4 Spokes out of 5

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