Here is a weekend getaway that is sure to please. Head out of the city and get yourself pointed to Arizona's famous red rocks country. This destination is just over two hours from Phoenix on the highway, so you can get there easily, even if you can't leave until after work. There are plenty of things to do once you get there, too. Canyon riding, state parks, shopping, jeep tours, cosmic vortexes, helicopter rides or just plain, old-fashioned relaxing. Depending on the route you pick, this trip is anywhere from 232 miles to 300 miles in length.
This trip is more like a "weekend plus one". To fully enjoy this ride, you need three full days.
You start out in the Valley of the Sun and will connect to the longest continuous stretch of the historic "Mother Road". You'll get to see the highest and lowest points in Arizona, one of the 7 wonders of the world, ride through colorful deserts and twisty canyons before you head back to the city. 630 miles.
This ride will take you to new highs and lows in Arizona. You'll ride from the Phoenix metro area to Tucson and then challenge yourself on 30 miles of mountain twisties to get to the first destination. And, you have to take the same road back down! Later in the day, cool off in in a very low spot.
Day 2 brings you to the oldest European structure in Arizona. The roots of this place date back to 1692. Later on, take a tour of aviation history as you see over 300 aircraft on 65 acres before heading back to Phoenix.
Top Secret Mission
Your motorcycle becomes a time machine as you are transported back to the days of the wild, wild west. From Phoenix, you'll be riding to a spot just north of the Mexican border to spend some time in one of the richest-producing mines of all time! Copper, silver and gold; all from one mine. Don your miners cap and slicker as you head 1,500 feet down into the mine to experience gold fever.
Your stopping point for the night is the scene of the famous shoot-out at the OK Corral. Ghosts of Doc Holiday along with Morgan, Virgil and Wyatt Earp still walk the streets to this day. Watch a reenactment of the gunfight before heading north to Phoenix via back-country, scenic roads.