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Old 09-26-2008, 08:41 AM   #1
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Salt Lake to Moab on dirt

Hey I am looking at riding to moab and want to ride as much dirt as posible Ill be on my gs650 with knobies. Has any one done this, or parts of it? Any info you got will be a great help as I am starting from scratch (google earth) right now. Trying to keep the "hero" sections to just a few as I want to do the trip over a weekend.

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Old 09-28-2008, 11:17 AM   #2
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Sounds like a fun ride to set up. One time I "started" down the dirt Panoramic "highway" south from near the top of Soldier Summit (Tucker?). That went for maybe 50 miles to Salina but we had to turn back due to thunderstorms...(not a good place to be) That was a while ago, so may not have the names right.

Another time we got real lost at night trying to get from the Park City area to Green River. I think I remember Strawberry reservoir.
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Old 09-28-2008, 03:58 PM   #3
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I've got 1/2 your trip...

Count me in if you're taking folks!

slc/ bcc/ gaurdsman/ midway/ walsburg/ strawberry ridge/ diamondFrkJnct/ Soldier Summit HWY6/ West to Tucker Rest Stop/ SkylineDr/ JoesValley/ Castle Dale/ San Rafael Swell -----> ??????? !!!!!!! (that'd be a big 1st day )

I've got the TOPO! series software and some ideas from the San Rafael Swell, a SPOT tracker, and 3D relief maps of the whole state on the wall in my study. that combined with a 3DConnexion Mouse & Google Earth makes for some fun recon.

Where can one cross the Green River south of I-70?
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:28 PM   #4
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Crossing the Green River

You have two choices to cross the Green River either at Green River or all the way down to Hite and coming back up through Dark Canyon which is a great ride.

I live in Lehi so my start point is up Hobble Creek and over Diamond Fork, Skyline Drive to Castle Dale and then the swell, Goblin Valley, Hanksville, Poisin Spring Canyon, Hite, Natural Bridges and up the back side.
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:48 PM   #5
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I just found this tread and thought id freshin it up. So has anyone figured it out........id like to try it starting in Heber
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:06 PM   #6
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Any luck on this? I would love to take part!
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:46 PM   #7
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I just found this to, I might like this also
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:36 PM   #8
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My summer isn't over til Jan.

I'm planning on riding this winter...So starting points may change. I'd be up for a dirt only trip to Moab and points beyond...Done the strawberry, sheep creek over to soldier..I think there is a connect to scofield and then down canyon into the northern end of the swell...Need to look into it more..
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:46 PM   #9
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Talking Hey

You probably did this already but when the snow melts if you want to do it again absolutely let me know about it and I will come along. I had an F650GS but just sold it and have an R 1150 GS now. All I need is some Knobbies but that is doable.
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Old 01-19-2010, 09:59 PM   #10
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I would love to make this happen as soon as the snow melts.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:42 PM   #11
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An excellent route would be to take Skyline Dr down to Salina, then jump on the Trans America Trail to Moab (reversing the route Sam has mapped out). Would make for a nice 2-day trip. I plan to do the reverse of that this September on my from CO to Canada
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:25 PM   #12
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not moab but i call it lets see utah

I want to do this ride this summer ,in july, august time frame I think it will take a week, camp along the way
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:16 AM   #13
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HEy DutchJohn

How did you upload the roads to google maps? Can this then be converted to .gpx to drag into my garmin?
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:55 PM   #14
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sign up at google maps, look for My Maps on the left and sign in then Create new map it has a ok tutorial then zoon in and lay out some plans.
convert to .gpx to drag into my garmin? now that is some thing i need to work on! but i have laid out the same route in mapsource with a few different changes . i can try to post the garmin .dba , .gpx or what ever they call it if you like or email me thru the adv and i'll try it that way , I am looking for others to tag along, think it will take a week or so to have fun and do it right.
I will be on my klr650 just need the snow to melt!!!!!!
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:17 PM   #15
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sign up at google maps, look for My Maps on the left and sign in then Create new map it has a ok tutorial then zoon in and lay out some plans.
convert to .gpx to drag into my garmin? now that is some thing i need to work on! but i have laid out the same route in mapsource with a few different changes . i can try to post the garmin .dba , .gpx or what ever they call it if you like or email me thru the adv and i'll try it that way , I am looking for others to tag along, think it will take a week or so to have fun and do it right.
I will be on my klr650 just need the snow to melt!!!!!!
I'm in. Just let me know how gnarly the route is so I know whether to bring the V-Strom or the 525.

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