Rest area to Morenci/Clifton on Coronado Trail US-191
Devil's Highway 191 Morenci to Alpine, AZ 5.25.12.wmv
This was shot day 1 of our ten day ride to the Black Hills. The devils Highway has 120 miles of curves and switchbacks, starting in the mining towns of Clifton and Morenci and ending at US 60 in Springerville, AZ. This captures where the wild fires raged in 2011. I follow Barry and Tom for some of it.
Coronado Trail Scenic Byway, US Route 191 Arizona
My dad and I took a road trip on 191, running between Springerville and Clifton. Amazing road with over 500 curves.
The Coronado Trail
Highway 191 in Arizona - The route between Springerville and Morenci was designated a National Scenic Byway and given the name of Coronado Trail Scenic Byway, as this approximates the path taken by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado between 1540 and 1542. This is a very dangerous mountain road with many sharp curves and little or no shoulders on steep cliffs. The highway is the primary route to access Canyon de Chelly National Monument. US 191 traverses the Navajo Nation before entering Utah. -Wikipedia
The route was previously Highway 666, resulting in the nickname “The Devil’s Highway”. There were a large number of highway sign thefts at that time.
The video begins near the massive Morenci open pit copper mine, and enters the most twisty section. In Alpine, where the twisties straighten out, I met a local who believes the road is “better than the Dragon”.
Devil's Highway 191 Eastern AZ Coronado Trail
What a fun road this is on the bikes!
On The Peak - Coronado Trail Airazona
A high point on the Coronado Trail National Scenic Byway (Rt. 191) between Clifton and Alpine Arizona about 107 miles. Though it appears to be fast it is accelerated for the post, this is really 10 to15 miles an hour in second gear - South to North route is significant up hill climbs. Not recommended for RV's over 24 ft. nor pulling a trailer unless you have good horse power and heavy duty breaks. Some switch backs can be tight. This is a 25 MPH road and less.
Great Motorcycle Ride.
Just a taste - more to follow.
Coronado Trail--Morenci, AZ and Family History in Mining
This is a part of the Coronado Trail riding through Morenci, AZ. I talk about my own family history in coal mining.
Route 666: Alpine AZ Motorcycle Camping Devils Highway - Highway of the Beast - Arizona - Triumph
The twisties mellow out and give way to pretty scenery and I get some rest at camp.
North Clifton RV Park
The North Clifton RV Park is located in the City of Clifton Arizona. The North Clifton RV Park sits at the beginning of the Coronado Trail which leads to the Pines of the Coronado National Forest. The North Clifton RV park is easily accessible and is a convenient stop point for commuters who are sight seeing or traveling through the area. The North Clifton RV park is located within the city limits of Clifton Arizona and managed by the Town of Clifton. A easy locator map is provided for your convenience with phone numbers for further information. The North Clifton RV Park is open 24 hours a day and space can be easily obtained. The North Clifton RV Park is a full hook-up park which is newly constructed and opened September of 2002.
Coronado Trail Hwy 191/666 On the Victory Motorcycle 1
Coronado Trail has more than 460 curves on one of the least traveled federal highways.Fun ride and beautiful scenery.This video was uploaded from an Android phone.
Small Town Hu$tlaz Clifton, Arizona Performance
2015-06-27-28 AZRATPack Devil's Highway Ride
US191 formerly known as US666 is ranked as one of the top 15 roads to ride in the United States with over 300 turns in a 120-mile stretch.
We’ll meet at Go AZ Motorcycles at 7:00, have a rider’s meeting at 7:20 and ride off at 7:30 am.
The difficulty level of this ride is ADVANCED. This ride will have a moderate but entertaining sport touring pace with roads providing a challenge. Be prepared for hot temperatures and long days in the saddle. This will be a great ride for intermediate/advanced touring riders as well as cruisers and people riding two-up. Average mileage per day is 275 with 550 miles total.
There will be a lunch stop in Clifton at:
Maud's Drive In
333 S Coronado Blvd
Clifton, AZ, 85533, USA
After lunch, we will proceed at your own pace up through the most challenging part of the ride. We will then be stopping for the night at:
Best Western - Sunrise Inn
128 N Main St
Eagar, AZ 85925
After breakfast on Sunday, we’ll head back to the valley via US 60 through the Salt River Canyon, a local favorite section of road.
Arizona Riding: US191 (north end), Bagdad, & Yarnell Hill
Route 666: Safford to Morenci - Devils Highway - Highway of the Beast - Arizona - Triumph Tiger XCx
Part one of the best road in Arizona. Incredible curves and scenery.
Coronado Trail, AZ. 2018 Porsche 911. 460 curves, 84 miles, 78 minutes, 64.62 avg. mph
Coronado Trail, AZ. 460 curves, no guard rails. 2018 Porsche 911 cabriolet. 78 minutes Morenci Mine to Apline, AZ - October 2018. 84 miles, average speed 64.62 MPH
Alpine to Hannagan Meadow on Coronado Trail US-191
AZ 191 (aka: AZ666 The Devils Highway) Part 1 of 5 parts showing the twisties
This part shows the twisties from the Morenci Mine heading north. There are 5 parts because youtube limits to 10 minutes.
I have finally perfected the mounting system for the Panasonic SD-10 camera that I'm using on my Goldwing. It's secure and even has cushioning for a pretty jitter free picture. I found a source for 12v to 5v adapters so my front and back cameras are now hard powered instead of battery powered. With a 16GB SDHC card and best quality, I can get 3.5 hours before I have to change the card.
Morenci Thanksgiving Trip Video 8 (driving the Coronado Trail - #3 of 4)
Driving US 191 (Coronado Trail) north of Morenci Arizona
The Zen Of Motorcycling Part II (Hwy 180 & Coronado Trail)
In May 2006 I set off on a 3,500 mile motorcycle trip with my father and father-in-law from Washington state to New Mexico. We were attempting to make it Carlsbad Caverns NP, however, 1600 miles into the trip we had to put my father-in-law in the hospital with 103 degree temp. The docs gave him Tamiflu and within 2 days he was riding again. So we had to replace Carlsbad with the Alpine to Clifton twisties.
Somebody told me that the trip reminded him of the book called Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Hence the name for the video (Thanks Ed!).
Sin Ella section shot in NE Arizona between Holbrook and St. Johns.
Engines of Creation section shot in E. Arizona on Alpine to Clifton twisties aka Coronado Trail.
Coronado Trail Scenic Byway
We travelled the Coronado Trail Scenic Byway in Arizona in March, 2009.