I am looking to tour either direction on a route from St George, Utah to Flagstaff, AZ. I have searched the forum but can only find bits and pieces of info. I want to do the route in the shoulder seasons and hike across the ditch (canyon). I see that the winds tend to come from the South so should I travel Northbound? Is there an elevation component I should consider instead of wind? What about traffic and shoulders?
I would not mind doing a lot of the route on gravel as I will be on a lightly loaded cross bike in the ultralight style, and can plan accordingly, but the tentative route does not include gravel as I have not found info on that.
The route would be St George, Highways 9, 59, 389, 89, 67, cross the canyon, then 64/180 to Flagstaff (or reverse)
Thanks, for any info in advance!