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Old 06-18-2014, 04:13 PM   #31
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I'm down to ride in July, just won't be able to the first weekend
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:05 PM   #32
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Ill be out of town for the next two weeks. Need to get tags for my bike too.
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:33 AM   #33
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Trails in El Paso

Hey guys and Gals,
My old man is coming down to El Paso for a week and he is renting a GS1200. We want to do some light trails like fire roads or any kind of hard packed roads. I was thinking there is something probably out by red sands? anyone got any tips?
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:50 AM   #34
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Hey jcu572, there is a very easy trail that we took on our last ride from red sands to cattleman's steakhouse. It was very easy on the 950. There's the occasional pothole when your going 90 and the occasional soft sand. But we passed a bmw car on the "trail" at one point. Just make sure you have a gps since there are a lot of side roads. It's not a terribly log ride either. Just make sure your bikes are topped off just in case and you have your camelbaks full. The trail head starts in the red sands dunes. Go in just past the dirtbike store and make the first left. It will go out a half mile before you make that right onto the trail. Pickup trucks to down the section all the time.

Next I'm go out I'll record the route on my gps and send the routes to whoever wants them. Unless someone has already done this
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:37 AM   #35
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Hey jcu572, there is a very easy trail that we took on our last ride from red sands to cattleman's steakhouse. It was very easy on the 950. There's the occasional pothole when your going 90 and the occasional soft sand. But we passed a bmw car on the "trail" at one point. Just make sure you have a gps since there are a lot of side roads. It's not a terribly log ride either. Just make sure your bikes are topped off just in case and you have your camelbaks full. The trail head starts in the red sands dunes. Go in just past the dirtbike store and make the first left. It will go out a half mile before you make that right onto the trail. Pickup trucks to down the section all the time.

Next I'm go out I'll record the route on my gps and send the routes to whoever wants them. Unless someone has already done this
Thanks a lot this really helps
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:51 AM   #36
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So coming from fort bliss ill drive past the dirt bike rental place and take a left off of Montana or do I take a right off Montana and ride down next to the dirt bike place then take a different left.
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Old 07-13-2014, 11:02 AM   #37
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New bike that i just got outfitted... ready to hit the trails
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Old 07-13-2014, 01:24 PM   #38
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So coming from fort bliss ill drive past the dirt bike rental place and take a left off of Montana or do I take a right off Montana and ride down next to the dirt bike place then take a different left.
Coming for Ft. Bliss it will be on the right side of the road in the middle of nowhere. If JonU gets online then I would ask him. He sent me a crude trail map on google maps before.

Basically your riding from the dunes to Cattleman's steakhouse in Fabens. Just a heads up towards the end you will be riding on a farmers private paved road. There's a warning sign at his cattleguard. Basically says to stay on the road or your liable to get shot. Cattlemans is at the end of his property. We didn't have any issues and only three of us were plated. Then there was 2 dirt bikes (1 with no muffler at all) and a quad.

When you get to cattlemans you can drive another 6 miles south to I-10 and slab it the rest of the way home if y'all want.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask. I'm sure someone else will eventually chime in.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:46 AM   #39
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I just got back in town, and am up for some riding.
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:34 AM   #40
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I'm down just need to replace my countershaft seal. I kind of really want to hit that trail up that sandman is talking about
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:36 PM   #41
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I would like to try it as well, I've tried to get there from my place, but kept running into fences. I think I might know where part of it is based on the sign he mentioned to stay on the road.
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My tags are expired but I'd be willing to show you. I vaguely remember the route. Kicker is that I'm leaving Saturday morning for work and ill be gone for two weeks. Its decently straight forward route. Much easier to navigate than the logging roads in Washington. If you have a gps then just make sure you generally keep the bars pointed towards cattlemans or the city Fabens. And don't go alone. Not entirely convinced that normal people drive nice BMWs on gravel roads unless their delivering drugs.
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:15 PM   #43
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Found the link JonU sent me a while back. Here's basically the route. We didn't follow this to the "T" but there's a few ways to get to the same place. Hope this helps. If you need me to head out there then let me know.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...gsb&dg=feature
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Old 07-14-2014, 05:59 PM   #44
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Nice dude, that's way more clear. I take it there are no street signs after you turn off Montana?
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:55 PM   #45
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The Red Sands Dunes are immediately right off the highway. There aren't any streets there. I was super confused and lost when I first went there looking for the dunes and the other guys I was meeting up with. You'll see dirtbikes riding around in the distance and there is that dirtbike shop there. that's at the opening to the dunes. If you need to talk my number is (818)468-2201. And I can ride out there with you to show you where its at and how to get started. Just has to be before this Saturday.
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