To Yellowstone on dirt

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by dutchjohn, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. dutchjohn

    dutchjohn Adventure Touring

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    Hey the kid works in Yellowstone so why not! So I headed up HWY 89 and in Logan canyon
    I turned left on to Franklin basin road
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  2. eric_the_bald

    eric_the_bald Gnome

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    And.......?

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  3. dutchjohn

    dutchjohn Adventure Touring

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    Franklin basin road heads north to Idaho [​IMG]
    when you hit the state line this is what you find I say this is new school [​IMG]
    and this is OLD school
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  4. Gale B.T.

    Gale B.T. Long timer

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    keep going there dutchjohn, you got my attention. neat
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  5. dutchjohn

    dutchjohn Adventure Touring

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    When you come down on the Idaho side you come to willow camp ground
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    Then you go down to mink creek

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    Then you head over to HWY 36 in Idaho and head north
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  6. dutchjohn

    dutchjohn Adventure Touring

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    After going up the 36 you turn onto north canyon road and head to 8 mile canyon
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  7. byways

    byways byways

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    Thanks for posting this! I spent a day recently exploring roads between Logan and Hardware Ranch, Utah, and saw this road. Was very curious, but had pass it up. Now I've gotta go back ... :clap
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  8. dutchjohn

    dutchjohn Adventure Touring

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    soon i will be in your neck of the woods
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  9. byways

    byways byways

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    Where?
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  10. Superhawk

    Superhawk Been here awhile

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    more pics !!!
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  11. byways

    byways byways

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    Must be a way to get a map of this ...
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  12. dutchjohn

    dutchjohn Adventure Touring

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    After I went down into Soda Springs I headed north on Hwy34 to almost Wayne and tuned north on Grays lake road
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    After Grays lake road I turned onto Brockman road
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    And onto forest road 077 that's when things started to look real neat
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    They also call it Sky line road and you do get up right on top of things
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    Oh that's the Grand teton in the far horizon :clap:clap
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    and if I stayed on this road, sky line, that turns into kepps crossing it would bring me to Idaho falls and down to see inmate BYWAYS but I turned down 077
    and headed to Swan Valley and the Snake river
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  13. dutchjohn

    dutchjohn Adventure Touring

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    Then I hit the slab up Hwy 31 over to Victor
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    then from Victor I went over Teton pass to Wilson
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    And then looking down on Wilson and Jackson Hole[​IMG]
    Then in Wilson I turned north and went into the Grand Teton park
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    and then THE GRAND TETONS "Grand Teton" means "large TEAT" in French YOU KNOW
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    and then up to colter bay camp ground for the first night of camping
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    well that's the first day
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  14. byways

    byways byways

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    Brockman Road and thereabouts look dry in your photos. No mud?
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  15. dutchjohn

    dutchjohn Adventure Touring

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    NOPE! just a puddle or Two
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  16. dutchjohn

    dutchjohn Adventure Touring

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    The next morning I got up and headed north toward flagg ranch
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    looking south over Jackson lake at the Grand teton's :clap:clap
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    Then at Flagg Ranch I turned WEST! :rofl:roflyou all thought I was going right north into Yellowstone park didn't you!!!:rofl:rofl:rofl NOPE
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    yup Aston Idaho here we come
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    YES more dirt :D:D:D
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    Grassy lake

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    looking down off of the damn
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    just a stream along the way
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    So does it look like I am having FUN?:rofl:rofl:rofl
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    around half way and the road is fast
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    this is Indian lake I think?
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    looking south at those Grand teats I mean TETONS:rofl:rofl:rofl
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    the road to Ashton and looking around
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    then I turned north AGAIN and into the warm river area
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    and onto fish creek road
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    Its paved for a few miles but it has very little maintenance, then it turned to dirt
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    see Island park reservoir
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    then I went past Big Water and then headed north to west Yellowstone
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  17. byways

    byways byways

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    Grizz country, methinks.
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  18. dutchjohn

    dutchjohn Adventure Touring

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    well they call it ADVENTURE RIDER don't they?:rofl:rofl:rofl
    does ADVENTURE SLEEPING work?:rofl:rofl:rofl
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  19. byways

    byways byways

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    ADVish_rider.com
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  20. bretedge

    bretedge Do Epic Shit

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    Excellent ride report thus far. I'm definitely in.

    I've always wondered how much dirt I could ride between Moab and Yellowstone. I think I could easily do more dirt than tarmac seeing your route now. Thanks for some good ideas!
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