I'm sure this topic has been beat to death in previous posts, but I haven't been able to find any. I'm looking for advice on a general route from Moab, UT to New Orleans. I left about a month ago from Vancouver, BC and am heading to Florida. After Moab (which will be in about 10 days) I'm not sure which route to take. Possibilities include 1. directly east, through Colorado and along Kansas/Oklahoma border to Mississippi and then down the river, 2. south into Arizona and then a bee-line through New Mexico and Texas to Galveston and then along the coast, or 3. even further south, dipping into Mexico then along the gulf into Texas. I'm looking for opinions on the nicest routes and whether the extra distance would be worth the effort. Also, any comments on prevailing winds in these areas in the fall would be helpful too!
Finally, if anyone is looking to join up for part or all of this ride I'd be happy to have the company! I'm averaging 70-75 miles a day, 5.5 days a week.
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I would continue south if you can deal with the weather and like the desert landscape. The 4 corners / Grand Canyon area is beautiful, lots of long empty roads. Lots of great National Parks between Moab and the GC as well. Heading east, wrap around the south side of the La Sal range and head into Colorado via the town of Old La Sal. This route gives you lots of options, Teluride, Durango, Taos etc...
Hi Joe, thanks for the reply. I'm in Moab now, spent a couple extra days getting here. I think I am going to go the La Sal route to Durango over those couple big passes. Beyond that, I'm not sure but I'm leaning towards b-lining it to the Mississippi and following that. Any further suggestions would be really appreciated! Thanks!