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Old 10-20-2010, 08:20 AM   #1
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Majestic Moab on two knobby wheels...

Ocotober is a great time to visit Moab, Utah. The weather and color changes are amazing...

Bring your two wheeled machine and get here:


Plenty of rock surfaces to go riding over! The world is your playground


Video of Slickrock Trail and my version of Lion's Back for dirt bikes:


Lots of places to stop and take some photos with your friends:


That path is well marked with bypasses if you can't handle the




Lots of side routes with incredible views off the Slickrock Trail:


Don't forget to try some of the 4x4 trails out for fun! This is near the end of Hells Revenge (also a great trail on bikes):


sometimes you will fall trying the hard lines:


sometimes you look like a hero or an ant on the hill:




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Old 10-20-2010, 08:29 AM   #2
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If you like Slickrock trail, then you will love Sovereign Trails. A little more technical but well worth it! These trails are made by dirt bikers for dirt bikers...

Video (music may not suitable for work environments)



Sovereign has a great mix of diverse trails:











If you are looking for something less extreme, than I would recommend Behind The Rocks Trail. You could take the wife, kids, or even a KTM through this trail...










Just remember to pack your lunch accordingly. Apples make great applesauce at the end of the trail!

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Old 10-20-2010, 12:15 PM   #3
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SWEET, Chad!!! Thanks for the picts and vids.
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Old 10-20-2010, 02:27 PM   #4
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Awesome ride!! Thanks for the great pics
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:24 PM   #5
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Apples, bananas, and cokes don't do well in Moab in a cooler
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Not because of your lunch, because you are riding a quad...
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:39 PM   #7
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Great Videos.

Slick Rock is a blast. Did you know that the bike trail was designed by Vick Wilson of Saddleback park fame and was originally designed for motorcycles? This was way before Mtn bikes took over. I have had run ins with MTN bikes on that trail and let them know that if it was not for MC's they wouldn't be riding that great trail in the first place.

I have never heard of Soverign Canyon. Where is the trailhead for this. I must ride it the next time I go up with the small bike.

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Old 10-21-2010, 06:52 AM   #8
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Great Videos. .....

I have never heard of Soverign Canyon. Where is the trailhead for this. I must ride it the next time I go up with the small bike.

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I like how your small bike is the 530, LOL.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:03 AM   #9
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Great Videos.

Slick Rock is a blast. Did you know that the bike trail was designed by Vick Wilson of Saddleback park fame and was originally designed for motorcycles? This was way before Mtn bikes took over. I have had run ins with MTN bikes on that trail and let them know that if it was not for MC's they wouldn't be riding that great trail in the first place.

I have never heard of Soverign Canyon. Where is the trailhead for this. I must ride it the next time I go up with the small bike.

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Yep, motorcyclists pretty much found everything in Moab, including the Sovereign Trail system. Now Moab gets invaded by more mt. bikes and 4x4 rigs than motorcycles....which brings in the tourism dollars.

Sovereign Trail system is north of Arches about 5 miles or so (20 minutes north of Moab approx.). All the trails are marked (BLM). I am a mountain biker at heart and it is great to ride a trail that says only open to 'bikes and motorcycles'. Sovereign also has a 'ATV Loop' that is seperate from the singletrack. I rode my dirt bike on this thinking it would be lame, but it was also very fun/twisty/slickrock sections......this trail would be fun on a big bike as well.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:20 AM   #11
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I like how your small bike is the 530, LOL.
Ok you know it's all relative, right. When you see me on the bike it definitly looks like a small bike under me. Probably why I like it so much. Small but with enough power to haul my big arse around.



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If you like Slickrock trail, then you will love Sovereign Trails. A little more technical but well worth it! These trails are made by dirt bikers for dirt bikers...



Fuggy, do you know where this pic was taken exactly? I crashed in April shortly after the beginning of the Saltwash Singletrack in Sovereign. Broke my right humerus, pretty much ended my dirt riding for good (I had a previous injury to my right arm/shoulder). That pic is giving me flashbacks
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:53 AM   #13
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Fuggy, do you know where this pic was taken exactly? I crashed in April shortly after the beginning of the Saltwash Singletrack in Sovereign. Broke my right humerus, pretty much ended my dirt riding for good (I had a previous injury to my right arm/shoulder). That pic is giving me flashbacks
That was on Sovereign Trail, about a 1/2 mile east of the beginning of the ATV Loop. (The trail branches off there, drops down the bluff, and there is miles and miles of white slickrock slab you can play on at the bottom...or loop west or south to more singletrack).


Sorry to hear about the injury. I fell over a few times that day, luckily there was no damage or big cliffs around me.
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That was on Sovereign Trail, about a 1/2 mile east of the beginning of the ATV Loop. (The trail branches off there, drops down the bluff, and there is miles and miles of white slickrock slab you can play on at the bottom...or loop west or south to more singletrack).


Sorry to hear about the injury. I fell over a few times that day, luckily there was no damage or big cliffs around me.
Thanks. I sent you some PM's rather than clog up your ride report any more
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