|11-08-2013, 05:02 PM||#1|
Joined: Oct 2013
Cathedral Valley, including ATV cut-off road
Hey, on our human-powered two-wheelers, we did a Cathedral Valley trip in northern Capitol Reef as a three day trip. I thought some of you might be interested in the conditions, especially for a short-cut ATV trail (sometimes called Hartnett Valley Rd.). So I'm posting here.
First, after the Sept. 2013 floods, the roads on the Cathedral Valley Loop have been graded such that there are lots of areas of deep sand, especially on the Cainville Wash Road.
Second, we did an "alternative" route to the usual loop (skipping the river ford). To skip the river ford on our bikes, we instead rode in the Cainville Wash Road, then about 10 miles in, turned left on an ATV trail (marked on most maps) that connects to the Harnett Road just north of the end of the Bentonite Hills. This road had a lot of loose sand, a few sections with harder surface (lovely!), but was overall quite passable.
Due to an illness on the part of someone on the trip, we subsequently ended up doing the river ford and driving in on the Hartnett Rd. in a pick-up truck. That route was less sandy, overall, than the Cainville Wash Rd.
|11-09-2013, 10:36 PM||#2|
Joined: Jul 2007
Got any pics? I've been through there several times. Always great.I haven't done the cutoff, though.
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