Utah Backcountry discovery route questions.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Retromountainrider, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Retromountainrider

    Retromountainrider Adventurer

    Mar 12, 2011
    Canmore, Alberta. The Canadian rockies.
    Thinking of doing the utah backcountry discovery route this year with 2 bikes and a truck.
    The idea is to take in the scenery do some day rides along the way, camp and explore some of the smaller towns close by.
    The bikes will be a KTM 530EXC. Husqvarna TE511 and the truck a late model Toyota tacoma (fuel hauler,dog wagon, luggage, tents etc). The plan is to trailer down the bikes and go from there.
    Here are my questions:
    1. What mods, if any would you make on the bikes? I know they are more pure dirt orientated than dual sport long distance rides.
    2. Is the route truck friendly?
    3. what towns, if any are close by and worth a look? (good eateries etc).
    4. Where could I potentially leave a trailer for a few days while we ride and camp?
    5. What month is the best time to go?...heat isnt so much a problem as we are canadian, although 40C is pushing it.

    Any ideas help. Ive mountain biked alot in these areas but never done any Motorcyling down there.
    I have all the standard backcountry gear, SPOT/GPS etc as we do a fair bit out in the bush up here in Canada.

  2. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

    Oct 9, 2007
    tucson, AZ, It's a dry hate.
    If you post in the regional rockies forum you might get better response. This section if for completed short trips.
  3. Gale B.T.

    Gale B.T. Long timer

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pagosa Springs, CO.
    Retro, contact Tony Huegel, Backcountrybyways.com

    he can answer all your questions