Camping near Moab?
Posted April 20, 2003 - 08:46 PM
Posted April 21, 2003 - 05:45 AM
Not really sure about where to go to target shoot. The later you wait, the harder it will get to find a camp spot in general near Moab, let alone away from people enough to shoot. I never go to Moab after the end of April due to two factors: flood of people and it's too friggin' hot.
If you go in the next couple weeks, you should be able to roll in and find a camp spot fairly easily. If you were there in the 80's, the then free camping along the Colorado just north and east of town is now pay, but has facilities and is much more comfortable. You should be able to get one of those spots if you don't arrive late in the day. You won't find any space to shoot, but the spots are convenient. Also, there are plenty of spots out towards Kane Creek that are basically just park and camp. Kane Creek is an awesome ride with 25 or so river crossings and some cool sand berms. You could probably find plenty of space to fire a few off though.
You could also pay a cheap fee to stay right at Slickrock east of town. Slickrock is a fun and worth doing every day to warmup both figuratively and literally in the morning. There are few other trails that will be within riding distance of your camp.
Worse comes to worse, my fallback for a place to stay is the KOA just south of town. It's a typical pay campground, but if you can't find any other good spot, there is almost always availability here with showers.
I'm heading to Moab this weekend with my fiance. It won't be as fast and furious as riding with the fellas, but I'll have fun showing her around and seeing her have some fun.
Posted April 21, 2003 - 06:04 AM
Posted April 22, 2003 - 04:37 AM
The crowds have left so it's a great time to come down and ride before it starts getting really hot.
Posted April 22, 2003 - 07:02 AM
Posted April 22, 2003 - 08:29 PM
Posted April 23, 2003 - 05:14 AM
Posted April 23, 2003 - 07:56 AM
Posted April 23, 2003 - 09:54 AM
Ah the great outdoors. Where one can go and get a way from it all. NOT . Thankfully the weather turned Monday and they left.