utah ridding vacation
Posted November 02, 2002 - 03:50 PM
I was told that Moab is really well marked. And from there we could go to the San Rafeale Swell.
Lodging wont be a problem were ever we go as we will be in a 30' motorhome.
Is there any time of the year that is better to go. We are looking @ the 4th of july week.
We arn't afraid of technical terrain. But I would imagine that 7 days of nasty trail would kill us so we will need a mix of trail.
We hail from Michigan. It will be quite a drive to Utah. Last year we went to Colorado to ride. It was a blast.
Were can I go to get some good trail maps. Would you recomend Gps when we ride. Or are most of the trails marked well enough to find our way through?
I realize that this is a lot of questions. Im just trying to get a head start on the info gathering part of the trip.
Posted November 02, 2002 - 05:38 PM
Posted November 03, 2002 - 01:44 AM
Posted November 03, 2002 - 04:20 AM
The areas between Salt Lake and Wendover have a lot of riding available. Most are located 50 miles or more out of Salt Lake. As mentioned, in July it is going to be hot.
Posted November 03, 2002 - 09:31 AM
You do want to go when you can ride Moab, it's unreal
Posted November 03, 2002 - 09:37 AM
Posted November 04, 2002 - 10:59 AM
Posted November 05, 2002 - 08:41 AM
We took a GPS, and it was literally a life saver. We were on a loop back to the staging area and were in an area where the trail dissappeared from the map in the "closed" area, but appeared on the other end of the "closed" area. So we were just connecting the dots. We were running out of water (make sure you take plenty) and were not sure how much further to go to get back to the car. Pull out the GPS and found exact location on the very detailed maps. Only about 5 miles left. Turning back would have been about 65 miles. Yes, Very hot, but I'm from Texas now so 100 in Utah was OK for me!! One of the best rides I have ever been on. Make sure you take a Camera!! If I can tell you anything use email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted November 05, 2002 - 07:03 PM
Green River- you can camp near Chrystal Geyser south of town and ride the White Wash area and Ruby Ranch Dunes from there. Lots of excellent riding and the town is very motorcycle friendly.
San Rafael Swell- Lets hope they don't close it. Truly outstanding.(beware "5 miles of Hell" )
GPS (and a spare) would definately be a good idea.
Posted November 06, 2002 - 06:02 AM
San Rafael Monument Status Update
Posted November 06, 2002 - 06:09 AM
Ive got a few good links to maps now. I will get some on order.
I had heard that San Rafele was in trouble. Hope it makes it.
Posted November 06, 2002 - 06:23 AM
Emery County opinion poll on establishing San Rafael National Monument
12 of 12 precincts reporting
Against 2,149 53%
For 1,879 47%
Posted November 09, 2002 - 09:53 PM