Southwest Utah: Dual Sport Riding from St. George

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by RedRockRider, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. AZ Mark

    AZ Mark Long timer

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    Always great photo's of a spectacular place... thanks again for taking us along:clap :clap
  2. RedRockRider

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    Excellent ride. Only a few pics. Perfect riding weather in St. George. Only one inmate available to ride on a Tuesday at 10 am. :thumb All others -- hope you had a nice day -- working -- cold weather -- taking care of chores . . . :lol3 Hope to see you next time.

    Up in the high country above Navajo Drive. One lucky inmate who has his work / play priorities set right. :nod

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    Blue bikes only. :clap No green, red, or yellow . . . definitely didn't have to worry about any of that pesky orange. :deal

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    Birthday inmate, up on top enjoying the view. :beer

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    Good ride, nice scenery, bit of time left over for a late lunch. 'Till next time. Keep the rubber side down. Thanks for checking in. And thanks for all the comments, PMs, and star ratings. :wave
  3. DirtyJohnny

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    Looks like great weather in SW Utah. Just had to share this!:rofl
  4. TheAdmiral

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    It's really neat (for me anyway) discovering the old railroad stuff. Is this an old water tower too or just a windmill?

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    Wondering if a person lived in the shack? Again, cool stuff! Thanks so much for sharing.
  5. ringokelly

    ringokelly Been here awhile

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    He can join the Orange crowd and redeem himself :D





  6. RedRockRider

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    StG might be joining the Orange crowd . . . so far, I'm sticking primarily with Blue . . . less drama. :nod Blue should make a mid-size ADV bike!!!

    Thanks, Admiral. :wave Not sure about the old tower . . . perhaps a signal tower??? Inside the shack was some old stuff and a fridge . . . looked more like an "office" than a "house." The ladder go up caught my eye, but I'm not nearly brave / foolish enough to climb up towards the top. :huh
  7. ElleDubs

    ElleDubs Been here awhile

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    Enjoyed catching up on your ride pics. Great posts. Love following your exploring.

    One of those water tanks out there has big goldfish in. Have you seen them?
  8. RedRockRider

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    Thanks, ElleDubs. Yeah, some very big goldfish in the tank at Jackson Well off of the Indian Springs Road. Deep water and low elevation so I guess the fish thrive (and multiply) year round. Great little ecosystem! :lol3 Here's a crappy pic I took a couple of years ago. Ride report in post #144 on page 10.

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    Lots of tanks out there could use some fish of their own. Perhaps we'll have to stop at PetSmart at the beginning of one of our next inmate rides . . . :rofl


    Excellent video you posted in the Utardia thread. I'll put a link up here to make sure everyone is envious of your recent EIGHT days of riding playtime in redrock country!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7jFjI7uOJc
  9. StG

    StG Been here awhile

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    Hey RRR,

    Thanks again for lunch & the great views.
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    Wow, Elledubs. That's some sick riding!
  10. SnakeBreak

    SnakeBreak Been here awhile

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    Thanks for all the information and picture. I am going to be down there at the beginning of July and it is nice to know what I can look forward to.
  11. ceramic-lackey

    ceramic-lackey WFO

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    Just bought a place south of Hurricane, will be spending the winters there, we are form Logan, and looking for some riding partners to show me around. Big bike 98 1100gs

    Gary
    send me a pm on how to contact you. :clap
  12. ringokelly

    ringokelly Been here awhile

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    Virgin River Gorge??

  13. ElleDubs

    ElleDubs Been here awhile

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    OK that's funny because I saw goldfish in a different tank in the same area. We were a few miles south of Eardley Rd

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    Somebody out there is stocking - LOL

    Thx for the link to my vid. Sorry I missed StG's bday ride but I am all tuckered out this week, plus have been playing catch up at work. Looks like ya'll had a fab time.
  14. RedRockRider

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    Virgin River Gorge. North (Utah) side. Up high, looking down on Cedar Pockets Wash. I-15 just off left edge of pic.
    Area called "Blakes Lambing Grounds" on Benchmark. Accessible from Navajo Drive in Bloomington. Great views.
  15. RedRockRider

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    Backyard. Very dramatic rainbow a couple of nights ago. :D

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    Late Saturday afternoon ride from Green Valley to Santa Clara. TW on top of ridge above Green Valley looking down on western St. George. Pine Valley Mountain in distance.

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    Here's the time and temp after poking around on dirt by Santa Clara. Beautiful evening.

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    After a family hike on Sunday, time for another late afternoon ride. This one from Navajo Drive to Santa Clara. Hey . . . no fish in these tanks. :lol3

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    On a smaller track approaching the White Hills.

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    Starting up the narrow, steeper part. The ATVs have beat this up, but on the plus side, no more boundary fences. Legal connections all the way through to Santa Clara.

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    Stopped for a pic at the same time and temp sign as I came back into my neighborhood. Fun rides. All less than 20 miles from my house.

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    Note: Posts #260 and #261 on page 18 show these two rides including a map.


    Thanks for checking in. Appreciate all the comments. Ride safe, ride often. :wave
  16. RedRockRider

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  17. kojack06

    kojack06 Been here awhile

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    Many thanks for the great thread and photos! Treasure the time with your dad!
  18. Sourjon

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    Holy Smokes! There's a lot of info in this thread :) We are in the planning stages of a ride in the Az strip next year and this looks like some good winter reading.

    John
  19. RedRockRider

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    Other than one day, we've had great weather in St. George for the past week. Often take the Zuma 125 out around town running errands. One pic from downtown.

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    Out for a ride with Dad this past weekend. Joshua Tree Scenic Backway.

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    Ridden this area with Dad dozens of times. Always good! :clap

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    I stop to take a few artistic shots, then race to catch up with Dad. :D

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    Another scenery shot.

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    As you approach Old Highway #91 on the backside of the Utah Hill the elevation is lower and more desert like.

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    Mirror pic. :D

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    For completeness, good to get a pic of the sign at the other end of the road as well.

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    Our bikes in late afternoon light.

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    A day or two later, I'm out solo on the Vulcan.

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    Found this bit of creative artwork on the back of building. Someone out there has a bit of talent. :lol3

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    Artwork is on the back of this building.

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    Pretty convincing sign. Can't argue with this logic. :deal Bob is just trying to look out for us.

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    Cedar Pockets area of Virgin River Gorge. Didn't do any serious off-roading with the Vulcan. Just some very mild exploring, mostly checking on a few signs.

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    One of the signs.

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    Looking down on I-15. Very fun road for the right motorbike!

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    A few spots are almost like the Grand Canyon. At least the colors are similar.

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    Poking around under I-15 down by Littlefield, AZ. First "town" south of the Gorge. Makes Beaver Dam look big. :lol3

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    One final quick check on some dirt, then back home up through the Gorge.

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    As always, thanks inmates for all the comments. Ride safely out there! :wave
  20. Bob

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    Nice hiding spot!
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