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Old 10-10-2012, 09:48 AM   #16
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"I suggest "Slackers" in Torrey" good to know. Weather permitting I will be there in two weeks. Great pics, travel on...
Thanks for the kind words...I'll post up some more soon, but truth be told, I needed about three more days to take all the pix I wanted to...Plus it would have been nice to have a four wheel vehicle. I saw some stunning sights, but could not find a safe parking place for the Big Pig within a reasonable walk!

Let me know what you think of the "Slackers" chocolate malt. Also, the Boulder View Inn is a great place to stay. Very clean, family owned and great rates. In two weeks, most of Torrey will be shut down, but if you call the Boulder View, she'll rent you a room even if the place is "closed."

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Old 10-11-2012, 01:33 AM   #17
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Enjoyed your report, been on those roads, love riding Utah !! Thank you!
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Old 10-12-2012, 07:46 PM   #18
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Many thanks! I tried to get back up there within a couple of days but no joy!

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Old 08-04-2013, 07:05 AM   #19
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Steve, What time of the year were those images taken. Been thinking of heading that way around Sept. 1? Going to camp at Posy Lk. out of Escalante. My wife is a photographer and want's fall colour.Heres her web site.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:10 PM   #20
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Steve, What time of the year were those images taken. Been thinking of heading that way around Sept. 1? Going to camp at Posy Lk. out of Escalante. My wife is a photographer and want's fall colour.Heres her web site.
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Wow, she is amazing! Puts my rank amatuer stuff to shame...

I stayed in Torrey Utah, and rode that entire area for a long weekend of mid September. I was there around the 12th of the Month, and leaves were amazing around Cedar Breaks and then on highway out of Escalante, over the pass to Torrey.. Also out side of Cedar City....

Have fun and dress for cold nights. Got some snow one night-it melted first thing in the morning, but still chilly!

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Old 08-04-2013, 02:59 PM   #21
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Thanks Steve. Thanks for the compliment to the wife, I'll pass it along.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:38 AM   #22
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:59 PM   #23
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE Utah!!!! I have been there quite a few times, and I will be back! Thanks for sharing your adventure and photos!!!
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:51 PM   #24
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I hope to heading up to Utah on September 13. Hope it's not too late for the leaves....

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Old 08-10-2013, 04:37 PM   #25
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When you go back

If you are going to be around Torrey/Route 12 again, don't miss this side track off Rte 12 ...

incredible road, mostly gravel. Most of it is wide single lane, except for the bridge which is narrow single lane but paved ... DON'T LOOK DOWN! :)

and just outside of Boulder is Burr Trail ... awesome piece of road


I love Utah, can't wait to get back there again.
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Outstanding images!
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So, good roads for the Big Bikes? If so I need to add them to my list for Utah in a couple of weeks...

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So, good roads for the Big Bikes? If so I need to add them to my list for Utah in a couple of weeks...

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From Wikipedia ... "Hell's Backbone Road is a 38-mile gravel road that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, and connects the towns of Boulder and Escalante. Halfway along the road is Hell's Backbone Bridge, which is 109 feet long, and 14 feet wide. A 1,500-foot drop is on either side. Near the bridge are spectacular views of the Box-Death Hollow Wilderness. From late spring to autumn, the road, which climbs to more than 9,000 feet elevation, is easily passable by ordinary passenger vehicles, but it is very narrow and winding, and not for the faint of heart."

Bear in mind it's gravel, so caution and a puncture repair kit are recommended :)

Burr Trail is paved for the first 18 miles then graded dirt according to http://www.utah.com/offroad/burr-trail.htm ... I'll be honest, I remember it being paved for more than 18 miles but I could be wrong. However even those 18 miles are worth the trip. The road is just south of the town of Boulder.

Both roads ... check for any weather alerts before you go ... Hells Backbone should be fine but you should probably avoid the dirt part of Burr Trail after heavy rains.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:44 AM   #29
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Yeah! Good to see these fantastic Utah pics coming back for a second round of viewing!
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From Wikipedia ... "Hell's Backbone Road is a 38-mile gravel road that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, and connects the towns of Boulder and Escalante. Halfway along the road is Hell's Backbone Bridge, which is 109 feet long, and 14 feet wide. A 1,500-foot drop is on either side. Near the bridge are spectacular views of the Box-Death Hollow Wilderness. From late spring to autumn, the road, which climbs to more than 9,000 feet elevation, is easily passable by ordinary passenger vehicles, but it is very narrow and winding, and not for the faint of heart."

Bear in mind it's gravel, so caution and a puncture repair kit are recommended :)

Burr Trail is paved for the first 18 miles then graded dirt according to http://www.utah.com/offroad/burr-trail.htm ... I'll be honest, I remember it being paved for more than 18 miles but I could be wrong. However even those 18 miles are worth the trip. The road is just south of the town of Boulder.

Both roads ... check for any weather alerts before you go ... Hells Backbone should be fine but you should probably avoid the dirt part of Burr Trail after heavy rains.
Thanks for the advice...I don't know how many times I've passed the sign for the Burr Canyon Trail and wondered what was up there, but time constraints kept me from finding out...

Now I have no excuse.
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