Utah Backcountry Discovery Route (UTBDR)

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Maddaddy, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. westcoasttrekker

    westcoasttrekker Been here awhile

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    The link to the main website was posted by RickyBobby007 on the 1st page of this thread. But incase you missed it heres the link to the Utah section.
    Downloadable tracks are located here:
    http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/UTBDR
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  2. BackCountryCruizer

    BackCountryCruizer Gnarled Adventurer

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  3. 4corners14

    4corners14 Been here awhile

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    Four of us leave on Sept. 1st from Washington. Has anybody rode the route recently? Any rerouting issues we should know about? How many days is it taking normally? Lots of questions.....I'm wondering why this isn't a more popular thread? Did everyone skip Utah and go straight to Colorado? :D


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  4. BackCountryCruizer

    BackCountryCruizer Gnarled Adventurer

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    Don't skip Utah. The southern half is the ride is absolutely AWESOME!!!
    We're going back next year to do the UtBCDR with the CoBCDR. This time riding north to south in Utah.

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  5. 4corners14

    4corners14 Been here awhile

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    How many days did it take you? What time of year and how many riders? See...I said I had lots of questions :D

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  6. dvwalker

    dvwalker Working to ride

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    Ride report is here if you're interested; to answer your questions BackCountryCruizer (aka Tom) and I road UTBDR Sept 10th, 2 riders, and took 4 days south to north. Only weather issue to speak of was massive t-storm near moab, otherwise perfect time of year.

    We enjoyed the trip so much we're talking about another return trip in 2014. Current thought is trailer bikes to Bear Lake, ride UTBDR north to south, then loop back using COBDR south to north, and ride across Wyoming's great basin back to Bear Lake. We rode the CDR a number of years ago and that Wyoming section was one of our favorites.

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  7. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    DVWALKER, sent you a pm.
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  8. Apple Jam

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    Sounds stoopid.






    Stoopid fun, anyway!!
    Have a good ride, boys!
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  9. 4corners14

    4corners14 Been here awhile

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    Is there anything to be aware of if we were to run the route North to South? Any issues with Lockhart Basin in this direction? Are those steps doable going up? :ear
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  10. dvwalker

    dvwalker Working to ride

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    of coarse that's one of those depends questions, but I saw good lines in both directions over the bigger lockhart steps.
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  11. bgt595

    bgt595 Been here awhile

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    Hey, 5 of us are leaving from PDX on 8/30 and dropping our tow rig off just north of Bear Lake then continue onto the southern start point via freeway and then hitting it from the South start on 9/1. The group has some lower clearance bikes in it and we will most likely choose to avoid Lockhart basin and the harder routes.

    Hope to see you on the route. Look for a group with big guy on an older lucifer red Tiger 955 and a bright yellow Buell.
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  12. 4corners14

    4corners14 Been here awhile

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    We've considered towing to the start to save tires...I'm curious where you plan to leave the rig? That would save us 1700 miles of highway riding on knobbies! We'll be 4 big KTM's, 2 -Black and 2-Orange. I'll keep a lookout for you.


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  13. bgt595

    bgt595 Been here awhile

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    We lucked out and one of our groups' sister in law has a dude ranch in Lava Hot Springs Idaho. We couldn't not take the offer.
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  14. Sapling

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    Rent a small uhaul and drive to the Southern boarder... Just dont tell them you're hauling bikes. .. Something about the fuel they dont like.
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  15. 4corners14

    4corners14 Been here awhile

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    Does anyone know if the GPS tracks have been done in the North to South version for the UTBDR? We need them relatively quick.:deal
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  16. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    Just load the tracks into Basecamp and invert them.
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  17. spaghettilegs

    spaghettilegs Adventurer

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    Hi there.

    My boyfriend and I are planning to do the Utah back country discovery route this October (2014) and I was wondering if any one has advice or information about weather. We have been told the rain may cause us some problems, is this possible in early October?

    Any suggestions and advice is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance :norton
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  18. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    You might try the "Rockies" forum and not the "Pacific Northwet" forum. For us, yeah, I'd say expect rain. In the High Deserts/Mountains of Utah, snow would be more of a concern.
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  19. spaghettilegs

    spaghettilegs Adventurer

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    Thanks for that. I am new to this and didn't realise I was even in the 'Pacific Northwest' forum! :rofl
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  20. cephas1981

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    Hey folks, anyone riding the northern Utah strip of the BDR north early September? I'll be coming from Denver on the 6th and will hop on, riding north on my way to Yellowstone. Any tips or other riders to join? Let's Go.
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