Southwest Utah: Dual Sport Riding from St. George

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

  1. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Long timer

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    I made a 187 mile loop. I started at Panamint springs and rode to Furnace creek and fuelled up. Then took the west side road "wash board is a better term" hehe
    down to warm springs road and went west. The only way you can go from the junction of west side road and warm springs road. Warm spring camp is about 12 miles or so going west on warm springs road. Warm springs camp is where all the miners lived, complete with a swimming pool that was fed by the warm spring. Lots of big trees and shade and housing. many cool places to set up a tent and camp. It was 103 degrees but up in the trees and shade it was in the low 80,s. The spring is still running strong. NOTE TO ANYONE GOING THERE....do not try to divert the spring water back into the pool. If you do so it is likely the park service will come and bulldoze the place to the ground.
    I then continued on to Butte valley road, Then Coyote Canyon road with a bunch of side roads to explore, Then onto Goler wash road, Then onto Wingate road to Ballarat and back to Panamint. It was a long day :knary Were you camped at Panamint? I was in tent site 32. White Dodge Ram 4x4 and a Kwik Kamp trailer and an xt250.
  2. deserteagle56

    deserteagle56 deserteagle56

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    Are you telling me that the rangers didn't object to someone taking a Razor into the National Park??
  3. typeamark

    typeamark Been here awhile

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    Toroweap is part of a National Monument and all vehicles need a plate. So you can’t ride a stickered bike or non plated Razor. At least a dozen coming out as we went in.


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  4. Burro driver

    Burro driver dba John

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    We did not stay in Panamint springs.
    We did have lunch there on tbe 8th tho. We hiked to Darwin falls then headed to Ballarat and stripped butte valley.
    Was the 1st time I had been back to that area in 30 years. WAY overdue!
  5. Blaise W

    Blaise W Been here awhile

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    Burro driver, what route did you take from Mesquite to Toroweap? The map shows a veritable spider web or route choices.
  6. Cyclepath

    Cyclepath Long timer

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    Wow 30 years..... glad ya made it back. :-)
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  7. Burro driver

    Burro driver dba John

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    Sorry for the slow reply. Been ridin!

    We took county rd 242 out of Mesquite up thru Parashant national monument. That conected to the 101 and then 5 into mt Trumbull. I
    It was all marked really well.
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  8. Manywheels

    Manywheels Adventurer

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    Road 242 to the locals is called Limekiln road. Take Mesquite Boulevard to Riverside road, ( which is near the Casablanca Casino part of city). Head towards Bunkerville, and cross the bridge over the Virgin river. Immediately after the bridge turn left. Follow pavement for approx 1/2 mile and turn right onto gravel road which is Limekiln Rd., stay on the main road and go approx 15 ish miles and come to major 4 way intersection. There’s a sign map there for further directions. Good luck
  9. Burro driver

    Burro driver dba John

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    ^^^^^ just like that
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