Originally Posted by cjbiker
I'm certainly no expert, but I rode up Lippencott, Pleasant Valley and the road from Stovepipe to PSR on my KLX250S last February. Yeah, I wished it had more power up around Rogers pass, but it did the job. Your XR250R has a couple more ponies and about 40 less pounds than my KLX, so I don't think you'd have any trouble. I just picked up an XR250R and hope to bring that to DV some day.
My ride report: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770555
But I'm not sure I want to gift my buddies with my slowness
They're on xr650r's, a 530 exc and wr450f. On the ledges, rock hops, yes! Road shots and long sand/gravel hauls ...hills..
The steeper the hills, the more the sand, the bigger the xr