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Old 08-14-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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Suggested Moab trails

My brothers and I are going to be in the area for about a week in September and will be renting some bikes for a couple days from Jim at Dual Sport Utah. I think he rents 300 Gassers. We are all accomplished riders but are not looking for anything to tough. We just want to get out for the better part of a day see some sites and head back in. We're more interested in the sites then technical riding. Anybody have any suggestions for a couple of five or six hour rides.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:49 PM   #2
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White Rim Trail. Guarenteed.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:02 PM   #3
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Is Jim not riding with you? GGec300's with a Utah plate!
He'll set you up with where to go if not......
Hope it's the end of September and cooling off by then.
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Old 08-14-2012, 05:16 PM   #4
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White Rim Trail. Guarenteed.

I've done it twice and would do it again, it a heart beat.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:39 PM   #5
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White Rim...make sure you have plenty of fuel. Poison Spider is good. I like Cane Creek as well. They are all different. Oh and you have to do the slick rock trails. Hell's Revenge and the fish one.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:00 PM   #6
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Hell, any road you ride in Moab is great but the White Rim is a great all day ride. Go up early and hike in about 1/8 mile to Mesa Arch in Canyonlands. Get there about 15 minutes prior to sunrise. One of the best sunrises you'll ever witness followed by a great day of riding. Took these last week while in Moab. I'm headed back down in Sept/Oct myself. Have fun.



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Old 08-14-2012, 10:37 PM   #7
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Hell, any road you ride in Moab is great but the White Rim is a great all day ride. Go up early and hike in about 1/8 mile to Mesa Arch in Canyonlands. Get there about 15 minutes prior to sunrise. One of the best sunrises you'll ever witness followed by a great day of riding. Took these last week while in Moab. I'm headed back down in Sept/Oct myself. Have fun.



Well, that's got to be the best sunrise picture. Ever!
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If you haven't hiked in to Mesa Arch at sunrise....do so. 10 ft from where I was standing to take that pictures is a 300 ft vertical drop. Great place with unbelievable views.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:44 PM   #9
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Ride the schaffer switchbacks....if you want more, think about 7 mile rim, metal masher and poison spider. A nice easy ride is Sago Canyon, lots of pictographs and petroglyphs. Many others available, but depending on your skill, a word of advice "don't bite off more than you can chew".....been there, done that!
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:58 PM   #10
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Dead Cow, Beehive, Whoop Trail, Tenmile, Cow Freckles, and loop back into WW, nice little 37 + mile loop,

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Old 08-15-2012, 09:22 PM   #11
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White Rim...make sure you have plenty of fuel. Poison Spider is good. I like Cane Creek as well. They are all different. Oh and you have to do the slick rock trails. Hell's Revenge and the fish one.
What fuel range is recommended to enjoy Moab on a dual sport??
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:32 AM   #12
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When we did White Rim it was 160 miles. I think we did it backwards from most people which heads in at the Shell station north of town. We started out on Potash Road. I would say you need a minimum of 130 mile range but even then I would bring some backup. It is pretty high speed stuff, but watch out, even out in the middle of nowhere you will come around a bend and find a ranger sitting there. Mostly they are looking to see you are street legal, so be sure you have a plate. Again, there is nothing tough on this route, but to give you reference, there were 7 of us and it took us almost all day to complete the160 miles. Lots to see, pee stops, lunch, it all eats up the time and you are enjoying it so much that the time goes by quickly.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:45 AM   #13
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Don't forget 8 MOH, if your near San Rafeal

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Old 08-16-2012, 11:40 AM   #15
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I like the La Sal Mountain loop south of town, counter clockwise, ending with Onion Creek Rd. before hitting the 128 north east of Moab.

Lots of great scenery, not very difficult, forest and graded dirt roads with a bunch of creek crossings (I think 13?) at the last part.
One heck of a good day ride.
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