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Old 01-20-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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3 days in Moab, best riding spots?

Hey everyone
A small group of Canucks will be in the Moab area (end of March, beginning of April), and would appreciate some local advice on the must ride trails. We're all on dual sports, and not looking for real extreme stuff.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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Do a search on ADV for the Moab 101. It was written over on Thumpertalk but crossposted to here..
We would also need more detail..what kind of dual sports, what is the riding ability, etc.."not too extreme" can still allow a wide range. Do you want singletrack or just moderate jeep roads? Let us know more and I am sure ideas will start flying..
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:27 PM   #3
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Thanks I often ride past the details...
All of us have been riding for 20 - 30 years. We are looking for the moderate trails as we don't heal quickly anymore...

Here's a list of the packs bikes:
(2) R1200GS, (1) F650GS, (1) Vstrom 1000 rental, (1) Vstrom 650 rental, and a Yamaha super 10.

Thanks for the direction on the search also!
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:34 PM   #4
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Try not to make it for Easter Jeep Safari. Way too busy. There is good riding for all kinds and abilities. But the best stuff is done on more dirt oriented bikes.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:56 PM   #5
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Eek

That's when we're there...
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:05 PM   #6
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That sort of a tall order on those machines.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:15 PM   #7
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I wrote the Moab 101 thing. It's really for dirtbikes. When you say dual sports

What exactly are you riding?

You're unlikely to be taking a GS or 'Strom on anything in that write up
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For those bikes White Rim, Lockhart Basin and
Kokopelli.....boom done.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:51 PM   #9
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Actually with those bikes first I'd go Moab, La Sal Junction, Paradox, Gateway, Castle Valley then Moab, The other 3 WR, Lockhart, Koko.
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For those bikes White Rim, Lockhart Basin and
Kokopelli.....boom done.
sandbagger!!


If it was later in the spring I'd recommend the ABajos over by Monticello (south of Moab about an hour) Tons of great big bike riding in that zone but your timing is off a bit for that, it will more than likely be snowy/muddy.

Onion Creek to the la sal loop rd is a good one near Moab. With those bikes and an early start you could also go north to i70 west to temple mountain rd ( dirt/the san Rafael Swell) down past Gobblin Valley, loop back past hite, fry canyon, down comb ridge up butler wash (near Bluff) or cedar mesa--- valley of the gods, Blanding. slab back to Moab.
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Don't worry about Easter Week Jeep Jamboree. You can look on their website, find out where they'll be, then ride elsewhere. Besides which, they'll be doing stuff that's much tougher than you can do on those bikes. Motels and town will be crowded.
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Don't worry about Easter Week Jeep Jamboree. You can look on their website, find out where they'll be, then ride elsewhere. Besides which, they'll be doing stuff that's much tougher than you can do on those bikes. Motels and town will be crowded.

Great post and eloquently put. Very true on top of that. That is unless you need a hotel in town.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:30 PM   #13
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Anything beyond that with a GS 650, GS 1200 and V-Stroms and you're asking for a ride w/ enduro-ince.
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With those bikes I'd ride to Moab via the scenic route, park 'em and rent some GasGas bikes in town

Seriously though, you mentioned GS and ability concerns in the same post, both are a little counter Moab. Not that you can't do it, but it severly limits your options. You can ride out sandflats road east of town and head up toward the mountians, out to needles and Newspaper Rock, Dead Horse Point and Island in the Sky, Arches NP.

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Great post and eloquently put. Very true on top of that. That is unless you need a hotel in town.
The rooms are booked! Thanks for the information on the jeep thrills event. 4 rooms left where were booked!
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