Moab - White Rim Trail

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  1. bigal915

    bigal915 n00b

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    I just started researching doing this as well, solo...glad I found this thread...and some others. I'll be there in early June on a Super Tenere. Can't wait!
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  2. PvtPts

    PvtPts Wanderer in training

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    Will do my best to post a ride report once all done. Plan is to depart Vancouver BC May 21, arriving May May 23 late, local rides May 24 / 25 / 26, depart 27 heading across Nevada, Oregon, up the coast then in around Mt St Helens & Rainier before turning North for Canada again - allowing 5 days for the return. Been planning this one for a while so starting to get just a bit excited!
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  3. mkitchen

    mkitchen Been here awhile

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    So how long to make the whole WRT? I am a casual rider and my wife, Mo, is slower than casual, but it looks like the trail is only 80+ miles and unless it is pretty rough, a fellow should be able to do it in one day? Would I be better to plan on two though? I would rather do the ride from Moab without camp gear and prefer a one day trip. Would I be biting off too much?
    I have ridden Potash and the Sheafer switchbacks already and would think riding to the WRT from Potash would be the choice.
    Mikey
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  4. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    IMO its a day trip, just get a fairly early start and take plenty of water. Like I posted earlier, I took my wife on the back and did it in about 6 hours going clockwise.
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  5. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Little short for a Stormtrooper

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    Trail is around 110 to 118 miles or so depending on spurs taken etc... It's a day trip. You'll be stopping for photos and such a lot. It's amazing, you don't want to blow by it.
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  6. 75bronco

    75bronco Been here awhile

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    Trail can be punishing and tedious two up. Its the choppy rds with some challanging hills.
    We camped mid way trough breaking the wrt into two days, making it much more fun.
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  7. Lappeman

    Lappeman He's Down Again!

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    An older video but this was my Solo White Rim Trail ride on a KTM 530exc

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  8. Deviant

    Deviant aka KTM 1290SAdvR

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    I did WRT clockwise today, solo, on a 1290R, with TKC80's. Most of the trail was easy to moderate. But there are some pretty challenging sections, especially on the west side. I think had the trail been wet it'd have been a nightmare. An intermediate ADV rider should have few to no issues on the trail but if you're new or timid, turn around at White Crack camp ground.
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