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Offline zzzz

Re: 2 month bike trip Bozeman-Las Vegas in July-August 2016
« Reply #15 on: Today at 08:57:04 am »
Hi:

It will not be hard to hitch-hike at the tunnel. I got a ride immediately going into the park and going out it took about 10 minutes. As a woman traveling alone I would bet money that you will get a ride w/o even that delay.

Traffic is only allowed one-way in the tunnel at a time. What that means to you is that when you get there you will go up near the mouth of the tunnel and wait for them to hold traffic in the direction you're heading. Then all the cars back up for 20(?)± minutes and you walk down the line of cars at a stand still with your thumb out. A bunch of the cars & RV's in line will be loaded with all their gear and they will wave you off but there's always some locals coming thru with a empty pick-up truck. They'll signal you to get in and you take a ride in the back with your bike. After the tunnel they drop you off and you get a great downhill to the valley.

No need to sweat this one.

Pete


Offline alessandra

Re: 2 month bike trip Bozeman-Las Vegas in July-August 2016
« Reply #16 on: Today at 11:37:18 am »
 :) Sounds very good to me! That's my husbund who's going to be sad  ;D

I finally dediced to let him come, let's see if he resists till Zion :D

Offline zzzz

Re: 2 month bike trip Bozeman-Las Vegas in July-August 2016
« Reply #17 on: Today at 12:16:09 pm »
If the hubby is along it makes it a little harder in that you need a vehicle that can fit you both but it doesn't change much, I'm sure the 2 of you are not going to look dangerous or threatening on the side of the road there and that's the important thing.

As to your question on the previous post about getting down to G.C., you only have 2 choices that I can see. You can go back the way you came in on 9 back out to 89 and head south. That's what I did. When you get to Kanab take 89A to Jacobs Lake and then turn right to go to the North Rim. Or you can go out west past Springdale and take 59 to 389 and meet up with 89A that way. I was planning on doing that but I was warned off it by a local. I can't remember whether he said it was dirt or just really broken up but he didn't thing it was a good road for a road bike.

btw: I looked this up the other day : 5m visitors per year to the South Rim versus 1m visitors per year to the North Rim. And it's not because the south rim is nicer, it's because it's much easier to get there. The road to the north rim is a 45 mile dead end so it might be tempting to skip but it will be a much nicer visit.

pm