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54.9 mi / 88.3 km

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At a Glance
Shangri-la – a beautiful natural environment of snow-capped mountains, steep canyons and winding rivers where man lives in harmony with nature. James Hilton, who conceived this idyllic Tibetan paradise for his novel, Lost Horizons, actually described the landscape east of Weaverville as the closest place on earth to match that definition. And you can see his point once you transcend the strip malls of modern Weaverville and embark on your journey toward the coast through the Shasta and Six Rivers National Forests. Enlightened Engineering is apparent throughout, as is the rapturous Pavement that sweeps you upward on a winding passing lane to the Oregon Mtn Pass and then down to commune at length with the peaceful Trinity River in moderate, predictable corners that rarely drop below a 40-mph (60-kmh) advisory. Often remote and always scenic, Hilton’s mountains, canyons and rivers are all around you. The question is: Can motorcyclists live in harmony with speed tax collectors? Maybe in Tibet.
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