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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by AdventurePoser, Oct 4, 2012.
Thanks Steve. Thanks for the compliment to the wife, I'll pass it along.
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!!!
I hope to heading up to Utah on September 13. Hope it's not too late for the leaves....
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.
So, good roads for the Big Bikes? If so I need to add them to my list for Utah in a couple of weeks...
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.
Yeah! Good to see these fantastic Utah pics coming back for a second round of viewing!
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...:huh
Now I have no excuse.
So that you don't skip it this time ... here's a taste :)
and a reminder about Hells Backbone
and now, I'm jealous so I have to plan a return trip!