Moab routes?

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Rockies' started by winterhk, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. winterhk

    winterhk *Disminuya Su Velocidad*

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    Hi,

    I'm wondering if anybody has trails or dual sport rides in the Moab area. Looking specifically for Top of the World and White Rim...

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    Brian
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  2. Roostn

    Roostn On the Throttle Stop

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    I have top of the world but not White rim. Email me at roostn67@yahoo.com and I'll try to get them sent out today. If not you have to wait 3 weeks while I go racing in Africa.
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  3. BigDogAdventures

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    Here is my track of the white rim. It starts in downtown Moab and bring you all the way back---while making a slightly different route on the return. It's in two parts as it looks like my GPS quit tracking for a short time for some reason. You'll fill in the blank easily I'm sure.

    The "White Rim" trail is touted as--------"If you only ride one trail in Utah, ride the white rim".

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  4. XSNRG

    XSNRG Northern Michigan

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    I am planning to ride Moab for the first time next weekend. Since I am going with somebody who has ridden there several times, I am not worried about getting lost. Instead, I do like getting as much information as possible.

    If there are more tracks out there, please submit them soon.

    Thank You
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  5. coloktmGS

    coloktmGS Been here awhile

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    we're going out there this weekend too...should be a good time if the Sun keeps shinin'
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  7. yellownose

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    I 'am from the Salt Lake City area and a group of us ride the White Rim twice a year. In the spring counter-clockwise and in the fall clockwise. It ALWAYS a great ride. Be sure to take a camera to photograph your buddies as they ride over Musselman Arch. Take your time and enjoy the sites.
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  8. Boulder Ed

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    Gonna be moving up to Missoula for some indefinite period to a house I own on Big Flat Road this spring. Will be looking to make some new riding buddies for both street and DS to show me the off the path stuff. I ride a XR650r and K1200rs. Any suggested paths come to mind?

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  9. switchback

    switchback Eatin' Dirt Since 1982

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    Top of the world found on the net

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  10. ThorH

    ThorH BMW R1200GS

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    We're planning a ChainGang Jailbreak there in May, and the White Rim is obviously on the agenda. How long would you estimate that it would take for a band of F650GS? Should we restrict it to the the best riders, or will "everyone" be able to make it? Are knobbies required, or could one get by on Tourances? (As long as it's dry, of course.) Is there a reason for the change of direction, or is it just for the change itself?
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  11. BigDogAdventures

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    It's a 130 mile ride from Moab and back. I've heard of 1150's doing it. I just wouldn't want to--something smaller would be so much easier. It's so scenic you won't want to ride fast--and you will be stopping for pictures so much---------allow all day--or most of it anyway.

    I wouldn't say everyone could ride it--if you're not at least pretty good offroad I wouldn't try it. There's some deep sand and one really steep, loose, rocky, dirt downhill (going Counterclockwise)--you have to go up it if you go clockwise on the trial. It's all about riding ability---a good offroad rider would rate it as very easy.

    I think this is the hill
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  12. Red_Chili

    Red_Chili Fresh Ground

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    That hill cost an R100GS oil sump one trip. That Beemer sorry excuse of a skid plate held up really well. Transferred all the energy of the smack straight to the guy's sump. I had epoxy putty, but only one quart of oil between us. It was a lonely feeling in the waning sun and dry wind, waiting for someone who had a quart of oil to happen by...

    They did.

    He rode it all the way back to Denver and to my knowledge it is still holding to this day.
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  13. ThorH

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    He has changed the oil by now, right?:huh

    This must be one of them "it's much steeper than it looks" hills, that I have been reading about. It doesn't look all that bad at all.
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  14. edstoll

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  15. eakins

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    rode the white rim clockwise partialy yesterday & fully counter-clock on sat. there is basicly one road so getting lost is near impossible. buy charles wells book and a latitude 40 moab west map.
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  16. ThorH

    ThorH BMW R1200GS

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    How long did it take you? And on which bike? (Or I hould rather ask, how long do you think it will take a group of F650s with mixed riders skills?)
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  17. Spat

    Spat Been here awhile

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    How 'bout a clue where this big sandy is on the WRT?
    Going out in April and I'll be working this challenge on an 1150 GS. Camping on the north end of the white rim trail by the river so at east we will have time to play.

    Thanks for the tracks, ran it on google earth and it looks like a kick.

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  18. eakins

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    on the klr. took about 5 hrs. it's sandy in ALOT of places. knobbies are needed. lower your air pressure! tourances, etc. would suck. 3 major climbs/descents (hardscrable, murphys & mineral bottom). i think riding it clockwise would be easiest.
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  19. eakins

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    that's looks like murphy hogback heading clockwise (east side).
    though it could be the west side. the east side is steeper so riding up/clockwise is easier.
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  20. FatChance

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    :nod Murphy's Hogback. This shows what you would have to go up if you were going clockwise (we were going counter-clockwise and just came down). It can get very torn up by all of the sag trucks supporting the mountain bikers (you can see them starting up the climb). The trucks can create DEEP ruts filled with deep powdery sand since they usually just stand on the throttle all the way up.

    The amount and severity of the sandy conditions can vary a LOT over short periods of time depending upon traffic and weather. When we did it early last May, there was a lot of sand in some of the dry washes on the "west" side. We went counter-clockwise to have most of the sand earlier in the day. On the day we did it, I would not have wanted my 1150GS with or without Tourances at all due to all of the sand at that time. The DR650s were perfect!

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