[Las Vegas -> 3-Step Hideaway
-> Las Vegas]
A 1900 mile counter-clockwise loop out of Las Vegas. Intended to be a kinder, gentler route, however due to torrential rains and flash flooding across the area in the 2 weeks prior to our arrival, well.... you know what they say about roads paved with good intentions.
Prelude & day 1
- Leaving Las Vegas
Day 2, Lime Kiln
camp to Nutter twists
thwarted from getting to
Twin & Kelly points.
Camping at Oak Grove
Day 3: Out to St. George
for gas, and back in past Mt. Trumbull
(school) to Toroweap
Day 4, back out
again to Kanab/Fredonia, then back in
to Point Sublime
, and camping at Fire Point
, Hiking into Buckskin Gulch slot canyon
at Wire Pass, and on to Page, AZ.
Day 6, Grand Staircase/Escalante bypass
on pavement (flooding), a lap around the Valley of the Gods
, up the
, and hiking & camping with Scott & Julie at Natural Bridges
, the back way over to 3-Step Hideaway
Day 8, bike maintenance, and hanging out
with Scott & Julie at the ranch.
Day 9, heading back west in rain
and mud, forcing a paved go-around
to camp at Hite Crossing
, rerouting around a big washout
, then to Capitol Reef
, camping at Singletree in the Dixie NF.
, Hell's Backbone through Escalante
to Skunk Creek cowboy camp
, a nice connector
and a windy
ride over to another great cowboy camp
, crossing back into NV
and stopping to chat with a cowboy
on a round-up. A nice night at Caliente.
, riding down Kane Springs
Valley and back to