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AZ 288 between Globe and Heber-Overgaard Paved?

Has anyone ridden this stretch of road? I'm looking for a Thanksgiving weekend ride, and that road looks interesting, but I'm not sure if it is paved, or rideable on the LT?

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Re: AZ 288 between Globe and Heber-Overgaard Paved?

A quick Google search shows THIS


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The ride from Heber-Overgaard to Globe on Arizona Highway 288 is action packed. Over 100-miles of curvy tarmac winding through Sitegreaves & Tonto National Forests await motorcycle riders. But so do the Highway Patrol in Globe so ride with caution.

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A quick Google search shows THIS


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The ride from Heber-Overgaard to Globe on Arizona Highway 288 is action packed. Over 100-miles of curvy tarmac winding through Sitegreaves & Tonto National Forests await motorcycle riders. But so do the Highway Patrol in Globe so ride with caution.

I did see that one, and it sounded good. However, there is also this: http://www.aaroads.com/guide.php?page=s0288az

that says: "The road is primarily a dirt highway, with some paved sections, and is narrow and winding."

So, just looking for some clarification.

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I did see that one, and it sounded good. However, there is also this: http://www.aaroads.com/guide.php?page=s0288az

that says: "The road is primarily a dirt highway, with some paved sections, and is narrow and winding."

So, just looking for some clarification.

Thanks ,

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288 is an easy dirt road but I would not recommend it for an LT. 188 out of Globe which terminates at 87 is a nice paved road. It passes Roosevelt Lake and Tonto National Monument. Hope this helps.

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288 is an easy dirt road but I would not recommend it for an LT. 188 out of Globe which terminates at 87 is a nice paved road. It passes Roosevelt Lake and Tonto National Monument. Hope this helps.

Thanks Bruce,

Looked too good to be true, and not well known like other roads in AZ.

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Yep, Bruce is correct. As you pull off of 260 going south to Young the road turns to dirt. I stays that way until you get to the Rock House on the east side of Roosevelt lake which is about 5 miles before you go over the Salt River. If you ride a GS model then it is a great ride.

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Yep, Bruce is correct. As you pull off of 260 going south to Young the road turns to dirt. I stays that way until you get to the Rock House on the east side of Roosevelt lake which is about 5 miles before you go over the Salt River. If you ride a GS model then it is a great ride.

Thanks Guys,

I decided to make Thanksgiving a ride and hike to Sedona, maybe through Prescott and Jerome if weather permits. Heres a picture from the last time I made a winter trip to Sedona.



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nice. i might be heading that way for Thanksgiving. let me know if you want some company
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Thanks Guys,

I decided to make Thanksgiving a ride and hike to Sedona, maybe through Prescott and Jerome if weather permits. Heres a picture from the last time I made a winter trip to Sedona.



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