The Gunslinger Tour is the ultimate adventure in revisiting the historic Old Wild West before it was tamed.
"Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything." -
Ready for a real adventure? Pack your bags and go discover some of the wild of the West. Take your time, make your own history.
Rich with history, the American Wild West boasts famous and infamous alike, including Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, and Jesse James.
Ride along in their shadows and imagine life as it was back then as your bike rumbles down the open road, taking in the beautiful scenery. Along the way, stay in some fun, rustic, and unique places throughout the Old Wild West, while seeing some of America’s history.
Saddle up your iron horse in Las Vegas, Nevada and head out to Prescott, Arizona to visit the place Big Nose Kate was laid to rest after spending years as Doc Holliday’s girlfriend. She was buried on November 6, 1940, under the name "Mary K. Cummings", in the Arizona Pioneer Home Cemetery in Prescott.Don't forget to check out The Palace Saloon on Whiskey Row in historic downtown, where Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp frequented. Prescott is full of history and is worth spending the day exploring.
Dubbed “The Town Too Tough to Die” Tombstone was known for being one of roughest mining towns around and was largely lawless until the Earp brothers showed up. See where Doc Holliday, along with Wyatt, Virgil, and Morgan Earp, clashed with the Clanton Gang, ending in the notorious shootout at the O.K. Corral. You can check out the town's Boothill Graveyard to see where Tom McLaury, Frank McLaury, and Billy Clanton, killed in the shootout, were buried.
Las Cruces and Las Vegas, NM
Cruise onto Las Cruces, New Mexico to see the resting place of Sheriff Pat Garrett and then onto Fort Sumner to see Billy the Kid's grave. The notorious Billy the Kid was rumored to have killed 21 men before Sheriff Pat Garrett gunned him down.
Pass through Apache Land where the infamous Apache Kid reined terror on settlers.
Head on to Las Vegas, New Mexico, known as the toughest of all the Old West towns. Once frequented by the likes of Doc Holliday, Big Nose Kate, Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, and Jesse James,
"Without exception there was no town which harbored a more disreputable gang of desperadoes and outlaws than did Las Vegas." - Historian Ralph Emerson Twitchell. Who would want to miss that?!
Holbrook and Belmont, AZ
Old Route 66 is the most famous of all U.S. Roads and is a big part of American history. Follow it to to a fun and unique location just off the main highway to Holbrook, AZ, once dubbed "the town too tough for women and churches". Here you can stay at the Wigwam Motel, where your room is actually a teepee!
Continue on to the incredible Winslow Crater and to Belmont, AZ where Peter Fonda and Jack Nickolson filmed Easy Rider. Stop at the Harley Davidson dealership and Road House Restaurant while there.
When you're ready to head back home, come back to Vegas via the Hoover Dam, located on the border of Nevada and Arizona. Completed in 1936, with enough concrete to build a sidewalk around the Earth’s equator, the dam is an engineering marvel. The incredible views from the dam is a perfect ending to your adventure.
We hope these suggestions help give you a start to building your route!
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