Utah Backcountry discovery route questions.

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

  1. Retromountainrider

    Retromountainrider Adventurer

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    Location:
    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.

    Cheers!
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  2. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    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.
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  3. Gale B.T.

    Gale B.T. Long timer

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    Pagosa Springs, CO.
    Retro, contact Tony Huegel, Backcountrybyways.com

    he can answer all your questions

    gale
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