Salt Lake to Moab on dirt

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Rockies' started by sknowfool, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. sknowfool

    sknowfool Adventurer

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    Hey I am looking at riding to moab and want to ride as much dirt as posible Ill be on my gs650 with knobies. Has any one done this, or parts of it? Any info you got will be a great help as I am starting from scratch (google earth) right now. Trying to keep the "hero" sections to just a few as I want to do the trip over a weekend.

    Thanks
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  2. ISDTBower

    ISDTBower Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a fun ride to set up. One time I "started" down the dirt Panoramic "highway" south from near the top of Soldier Summit (Tucker?). That went for maybe 50 miles to Salina but we had to turn back due to thunderstorms...(not a good place to be) That was a while ago, so may not have the names right.

    Another time we got real lost at night trying to get from the Park City area to Green River. I think I remember Strawberry reservoir.
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  3. GISkev

    GISkev wwfsmd?

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    Count me in if you're taking folks!

    slc/ bcc/ gaurdsman/ midway/ walsburg/ strawberry ridge/ diamondFrkJnct/ Soldier Summit HWY6/ West to Tucker Rest Stop/ SkylineDr/ JoesValley/ Castle Dale/ San Rafael Swell -----> ??????? !!!!!!! (that'd be a big 1st day:lol3 )

    I've got the TOPO! series software and some ideas from the San Rafael Swell, a SPOT tracker, and 3D relief maps of the whole state on the wall in my study. that combined with a 3DConnexion Mouse & Google Earth makes for some fun recon.

    Where can one cross the Green River south of I-70?
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  4. markit

    markit West Desert Rat

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    You have two choices to cross the Green River either at Green River or all the way down to Hite and coming back up through Dark Canyon which is a great ride.

    I live in Lehi so my start point is up Hobble Creek and over Diamond Fork, Skyline Drive to Castle Dale and then the swell, Goblin Valley, Hanksville, Poisin Spring Canyon, Hite, Natural Bridges and up the back side.
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  5. Timpechoes

    Timpechoes Adventurer

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    I just found this tread and thought id freshin it up. So has anyone figured it out........id like to try it starting in Heber
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  6. ashstudly

    ashstudly Road Runner

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    Any luck on this? I would love to take part!
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  7. donkk

    donkk He-Man Adventure lover

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    I just found this to, I might like this also
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  8. airjammer

    airjammer Been here awhile

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    I'm planning on riding this winter...So starting points may change. I'd be up for a dirt only trip to Moab and points beyond...Done the strawberry, sheep creek over to soldier..I think there is a connect to scofield and then down canyon into the northern end of the swell...Need to look into it more..
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  9. tylerjwhite

    tylerjwhite Wandering Mtn Goat

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    You probably did this already but when the snow melts if you want to do it again absolutely let me know about it and I will come along. I had an F650GS but just sold it and have an R 1150 GS now. All I need is some Knobbies but that is doable. :jive
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  10. Pitster

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    I would love to make this happen as soon as the snow melts.
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  11. Lav1200

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    An excellent route would be to take Skyline Dr down to Salina, then jump on the Trans America Trail to Moab (reversing the route Sam has mapped out). Would make for a nice 2-day trip. I plan to do the reverse of that this September on my from CO to Canada
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  12. dutchjohn

    dutchjohn Adventure Touring

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  13. pilo

    pilo Rhymes with below

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    How did you upload the roads to google maps? Can this then be converted to .gpx to drag into my garmin?
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  14. dutchjohn

    dutchjohn Adventure Touring

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    sign up at google maps, look for My Maps on the left and sign in then Create new map it has a ok tutorial then zoon in and lay out some plans.
    convert to .gpx to drag into my garmin? now that is some thing i need to work on! but i have laid out the same route in mapsource with a few different changes . i can try to post the garmin .dba , .gpx or what ever they call it if you like or email me thru the adv and i'll try it that way , I am looking for others to tag along, think it will take a week or so to have fun and do it right.
    I will be on my klr650 just need the snow to melt!!!!!!
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  15. Todd-Squad

    Todd-Squad See Ya, Bye.

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    I'm in. Just let me know how gnarly the route is so I know whether to bring the V-Strom or the 525.

    Todd-Squad
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  16. HickOnACrick

    HickOnACrick Groovinator

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  17. clarkkent14

    clarkkent14 The Midnight Writer

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    How difficult is it? I would love to, but I'm fairly new to riding.
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  18. dutchjohn

    dutchjohn Adventure Touring

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    some of the ride i have done and some of it has been in a 4x4 and some of it i have no idea, so i plan on taking around a week and taking my time and having some fun . its not a race! plan on doing some warm up rides too:clap
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  19. clarkkent14

    clarkkent14 The Midnight Writer

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    I'm very interested! PM me when you have the dates figured out :clap
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  20. dulinor

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    I could be in for some or all of this too - sounds fun.
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