Ultimate Utah Adventure Route – The UTBDR and a Whole Lot More

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by jglow, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. CBAT

    CBAT occasional wanderer

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    .gpx files.....:clap Thanks
  2. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

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    Great RR! :clap
    Thanks for letting us ride along, and thanks for the .gpx files, now I have to figure how I can do this ride, or most of it at least.

    Keep us posted on how the ankle's doing.

    .
  3. bomose

    bomose Long timer

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    Great report!:clap I've ridden a lot of that area. Even got the Paiute and Gooseberry maps, but not ridden them yet. Fantastic route, though. Maybe this will inspire me and some friends to do it.Thanks for the work you put in.
  4. gammel

    gammel Been here awhile

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    Jordan, having done the UTBDR two weeks before you guys and now reading and watching your RR it really brings me back to our trip. I really like how you guys did a loop instead of the entire route. We were usually riding all day to get to a specific destination and were completely beat when we got there. Not to mention the slab we had to ride. You did an awesome job on the ride report truly enjoyed it:beer
  5. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Been here awhile

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    You desert rookies did good. Summer is a tough time because of heat and all the flash flooding. Spring, fall and winter provide better weather where you can usually get across most rivers and not experience as much quicksand. Good work piecing the route between Blue Notch and Reds Canyon. Not many go through there. That's the type of riding I really like.
  6. joshuasam400

    joshuasam400 Highway Thumper

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    Great RR Jordan...:clap :clap I enjoyed all the pics, vids and your narration. Wishing Richard a speedy recovery...

    Regards,
    Josh
  7. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    Fantastic ride and report. I actually got here from your track posting.

    You pretty much answered my questions from the track thread about the Red Canyon/Blue Notch connection with your great pictures and running commentary. We are planning to do it the other way, but seeing that little dropoff may make me reconsider.

    Congratulations on all the research you did. I find that can make the difference between making or breaking a trip. Sorry you didn't get to cross the Dirty Devil river and get into the Maze area of Canyonlands. Fantastic riding and scenery over there.

    Sounds like you might have had Travel Management maps for the Henry Mountains. I looked but could not find them on the Ritchfield BLM district site. Will check again. These maps are going to be a great tool in dealing with ranchers and their bullshit Private Property signs.
  8. Sourjon

    Sourjon TAT'erd

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    Take a look at this thread. It may or may not be of help.

    MVUM thread in Travel Lightly

    John
  9. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    Thanks John. Checked out the Utah links and couldn't find what I wanted. But there was some great info there.

    I found Travel Management maps for the Monticello district here:

    http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/monticello.html

    (These are fantastic maps. They show roads that don't show up on any other maps I have - digital or paper.)

    But I can't find anything similar in the corresponding link for the Ritchfield district which includes the Henry Mountains.
  10. jglow

    jglow Two wheeled traveler

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    Here is the link to the map I found, and used, of the Henry Mountain area: BLM - Henry Mountain Map

    The map shows designated routes, and property ownership in the area. Hope it helps :thumb.

    (the link is directly to the .pdf of the map... it is about 13mb so it may take a sec to open)

    jordan
  11. hyperboarder

    hyperboarder Potato Farmer

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    Between you guys and the two that did AK on WRR's I'm a bit lighter in the wallet/bank account and a bit bluer in the garage. First Yamaha, so far so good. Awesome ride report!
  12. DingWeed

    DingWeed Been here awhile

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    Jordan,
    Sorry to be late to the Party!!! Looks like you Guys had an AWESOME ride!!!!! :clap:clap:clap Great RR also!!!:clap:clap:clap
    Utah is just Incredible!!! :clap:clap:clap WRs are Great!!!.......Mine will turn 50,000 miles shortly!!!
    Scott
  13. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    Jordan,

    Thanks for the link. That's a great map. I think we are going back thru there next spring. And I am looking for new ideas for that area.
  14. Pantah

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    One of the best RR ever, and so informative for those who will follow your tracks. Thanks so much. I will try parts of it next season.
  15. swaanimal

    swaanimal Adventurer

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    Wow! What a great trip and a great ride report!
  16. lacofdfireman

    lacofdfireman Been here awhile

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    Sad to think that I live in Utah so close to this amazing UTBDR route and I haven't done it yet. Thanks for the RR it was truly inspirational. Now I need to get off my azz and get out there and ride the thing. I wondering if I could somehow make a loop from my home in St. George all the way around Utah with minimal slab. That would be Awesome...
  17. IgnacioB

    IgnacioB Adventurer

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    Thanks so much for the incredibly detailed report, flood of pictures, and very-well-done video! I've been planning a 3000 mile UTBDR loop from Washington State for some time, and as I get down into the nitty gritty of what to do AFTER we get to Mexican Hat with a North-South ride....I'm increasingly sure we're going to head back by way of some of the Glen Canyon stuff you've done....at least to Hite....and at least on stuff that can be ridden by middle-aged guys on TR650 & F800GS. ;)

    And your find of cabins at Strawberry Reservoir has me intrigued and may try and aim for early in the ride as a possible bonus camping opportunity.

    Thanks again!
  18. vcvarmitcong

    vcvarmitcong Cheekrashsucks

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    Jordan, this is the best RR I've ever read. So easy to follow, and the vids and the music are tops.

    I'm building my Hypermotard now for this and I'll be in your tracks in '14. Thank you.
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    Motokirby Anti log hopper

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  20. vinnard

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    WOW! One of the best RRs I have read! I knew I wanted to ride Utah but this report really sealed it for me. Hell, now I want to move there!