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    Any guess as to the location of this road?

    I realize that it is a very short clip but I was wondering if someone could guess the location of this road. Looks like a great place to tour.

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    My first guess would be Rocky Mountain National Park, but there are many spots that look similar in the USA west.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwgride View Post
    My first guess would be Rocky Mountain National Park, but there are many spots that look similar in the USA west.
    That was going to be a guess of mine too but I have never been there.
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    My guess is somewhere between Kamloops and Hope BC.

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    Not sure if this is the same ad being filmed or not, but if so it was on the Mulholland Hwy in Southern California, near Malibu.



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    Edit: My girlfriend, who grew up around there, says that road is usually choked with traffic during the week, and apparently is a very popular place to ride the "twisties" for motorcyclists. Probably not the best touring road, unfortunately. Looks great when they block off traffic to film car commercials though.
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    One short clip looks like Highway 3 east of Hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplygib View Post
    Not sure if this is the same ad being filmed or not, but if so it was in Southern California.



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    Looks like different vegetation to me. Plus air looks clearer in the video I posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redbike72 View Post
    One short clip looks like Highway 3 east of Hope.
    Hope Arkansas????
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    It's the Mulholland highway in a part called the snake.

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    The Santa Monica Mountains don't have that alpine forest! Of course, the commercial could be a mishmash of different locations, how can you tell otherwise? The deep canyon shots do look like somewhere in BC, though. You can find similar roads in the Sierra, such as Ebbets Pass, and Rockies. Colorado's San Juan Mountains are also much like that.

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    I agree the second shoot is in Mulholland drive. The first video is definately far away. like I said.

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    Just ride the North Cascades Highway or Going to the Sun. Both are nicer than what's seen in the ad.

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    It's not RMNP there is no where with that guard rail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
    Hope Arkansas????
    No not really. I was thinking more of Hope BC. I'm sure they are quite similar topographically speaking.
    Once you move east from Hope the ground gets lumpier for a while.

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    My first thought was Million Dollar Hwy, Ouray to Silverton, CO. But no guardrail I can remember. Nice place to tour though. Then I thought Rt 160 up Wolf Creek Pass, east of Pagosa Springs, CO. Also a nice place to tour. RMNP is a possibility, but again no guardrail, bit a nice place to tour.

    So now you have a bunch of suggestions as to laces to tour !

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    I'll be damned if it doesn't remind me of CO 139.

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    I looked at the video pretty closely. My first thought was the highway from Aspen to Independence Pass, but the road is not in that nice a shape as the one seen in the video. I even tried to see what some of the exposed geology was, it sort of looked like the grey mudrocks of the Mancos Fm, common in the Colorado Rockies, but maybe not. I even looked at the place where the car is flying off the cliff. It does not really look like anywhere in Colorado that I have been. Not that I have been everywhere in Colorado. It's not the Million Dollar Hwy, I've been on that road many times, on the bike too. It doesn't look like anywhere in the San Juan Mtns.

    Maybe Montana or the Canadian Rockies.

    I even did a web search and got a few hits of other people asking this same question but I did not see an answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I'll be damned if it doesn't remind me of CO 139.
    For those who haven't been through the backwaters of western Colorado, Hwy 139 goes north from the Grand Valley (Grand Junction), up and over the Book Cliffs and on to Rangely. I've been on that road many many many times for geology and archaeology field work. Not on a bike yet though. This video doesn't look like Hwy 139 to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eofelis View Post
    For those who haven't been through the backwaters of western Colorado, Hwy 139 goes north from the Grand Valley (Grand Junction), up and over the Book Cliffs and on to Rangely. I've been on that road many many many times for geology and archaeology field work. Not on a bike yet though. This video doesn't look like Hwy 139 to me.
    Maybe I just miss that area.

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    If it's between Hope and Kamloops, B.C., it's on a road I haven't driven or cycled. I can't think of any spot that looks like that on the Trans-Canada Highway or on Highway 3. It's not the Coquihalla either, since that is a four-lane highway which doesn't twist much.

    From what I see in that clip, it's not a road I'd like to ride. The shoulder is pretty much nonexistent.
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