Submit your on this road.
There is nothing really that you wanna stop for because the ride is so much fun.
But once you are done witht the twisty part of the ride you should run right into Silver City to get a bite to eat.
- Rhys Thomas (8/7/12)
I went and checked out 152 just two weeks ago. Awesome road through some amazing country.
Only one or two other cars on it on a Friday afternoon.
As an experienced driver and rider, I'd say that most of it is well below 40 mph.
There where a few sections where it was more open through the trees down low, however, it was largely very tight with lots of long blind sweepers, hair-pins, and scicanes that ran off a cliff.
Like some of the others have said, it is extremely unforgiving.
What with the recent snow-melt, there were more than 5 large (soccerball sized) rocks on the road.
So, don't be zipping around with your knee down unless you either know what's there or can see through the corner completely.
My '86 honda Accord LXi 2-dr performed well, sporty even, at altitude, and I spent most of my time in first and second gear between 15 and 45 mph.
The road had been chewed up in places by the snow plows, but it wasn't bad in a car.
I loved it, but it can be a bit terrifying in the dark.
I plan on heading back on Sunday this weekend with my Honda CB-1.
- Anonymous (2/24/12)
What a beautiful ride, this will keep you busy, suggest 3rd gear(for engine braking), probably top speed of 30 in the twisties.
- Rick Spalsbury (8/11/11)
I rode this stretch back in about '84 on my GS1100E.
I took it as a shortcut coming back from Indy going to Tucson thinking I'd cut the corner on the I25/I10 intersection (according to the map anyway) and save some time.
Well, it sure didn't save me any time because of the curves and slow speeds needed, but man did I have a great ride.
What an awesome road.
My forearms got pretty pumped trying to make time through all of the horseshoes, but I loved it.
I've ridden the Dragon a few times in recent years and they are similar.
Not quite as many curves on 152, but the traffic (back then especially) on 152 is extremely light in comparison.
But, as the others have said, be careful.
Don't get in over your head - lots of blind corners/horseshoes.
Stay safe to ride another day.
But, if you're in the area, take this road, you'll love it.
- Brad Garland (8/15/10)
I road this fantastic stretch of road on the 23rd of May, 2008, with mama on the back and a couple of friends.
We were all on Harleys and had the time of our lives.
The route is very challenging, and as stated, unforgiving.
Glad to say we all made it.
- "Big Sarge", North Texas HOG (6/6/08)
Lots of curves and horseshoe turns through beautiful pine covered mountains.
Not much traffic, but watch out for sand and gravel washed onto the road on some curves.
This route passes Gallinas Canyon, a great hangout for bikers on Labor Day weekend.
Just before Silver City you can check out the huge Santa Rita open-pit copper mine on the left.
- Gary Hoxworth (6/20/07)
3000 ft. elevation change from 5200 ft. in Hillsboro to 8200ft.
17 miles away on Emory pass, then 17 miles back down the twisties to San Lorenzo.
Never counted the corners but 200 is a fair guess. NO TRAFFIC Either.
'Dragon', eat your heart out.
Either go slowly or be a good rider.
This road is unforgiving.
- Jeff Angstman (7/16/06)