MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!!!
Day one - Friday, May 2nd - travel to Chinle, Az (310 miles) where we will spend all three nights. Lodging options for the three nights are the Sacred Canyon Lodge (formerly the Thunderbird Lodge) at $335.61, the Holiday Inn at $389.28 (+19.05% tax) and the Best Western at $276.44 (paid-up-front internet rate, but cancelable by April 25, 2014.) The Best Western had the best reviews on Trip Advisor, has a restaurant on the premises and a pool. Leslie and I have made our reservations here. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER
Day two - Saturday, May 3rd - take the tour into the Canyon, ride the North and South rims, and return to our lodging.
Day three - Sunday, May 4th - travel to Monument Valley (96 miles) - take the tour into the Valley. Return to Chinle for the night.
Day four - Monday, May 5th - return home from Chinle - 310 miles.
1. Daytime temperatures should be in the 70’s.
2. Many of us have made this ride on our motorcycles - the mileage going to, and returning from Chinle is somewhat long and the scenery not all that spectacular. Please feel free to take your 4 wheel vehicles instead of riding.
We are working on the tour packages into both Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley. The Canyon de Chelly Tours are about $85.00 per person for a 3-hour guide tour. In Monument Valley, there is a wide variety of tour opportunities available starting at about $70 for a 2.5 hour tour by Jeep. Bob Johnson is researching these tours and will have more definitive info in the future.
We will gather at the Chevron Station at I17 and the Carefree Highway, at 8AM on May 2nd, for the trip north. Please RSVP for this event so that we can keep everyone up to date should plans change.