Utah, maybe UTBDR trip planning questions

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  1. KTM Mike

    KTM Mike Long timer

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    Ive ruled out attempting Lockhart Basin based on more reading, to much time on Youtube and other threads here. I suspect we will set up camp somewhere (Moab area perhaps?) where we can boondock, ride the BDR as it seems appropriate and weather allows. We wont have a shortage of good riding from the sounds of it!
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    If you base out of, or near, Moab feel free to hit me up and the wife and I can join you. She doesn’t like highway riding much but plenty of stuff to get dirty on.
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    Thanks Sam. once our plans are finalized, ill be sure to contact you should we stay in that area. It does make sense as a good area to start from. Always good to have some locals as tour guides too!
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    As our planning continues, right now we are leaning towards basing out of the Moab area, at least for a portion of our time in Utah. Our camping preference is not in organized campgrounds, we prefer to boondock or "dry" camp. Unfortunately, it appears the Moab area in general has LOTS of restrictions on boondocking. Does anyone have suggestions on spots outside of the restricted areas, that are not hammered with over use, out of the way, still scenic? I dont feel the need to be particularly close to the town of Moab itself. We would be in a 4x4 pickup truck with a slide in truck camper, towing a small (6x10) enclosed trailer, so we can get a bit off the beaten path, within reason.

    Failing finding a good boondocking spot, a BLM type campground that is not overcrowed, is OK.

    @SAM13 ??? thoughts/suggestions?
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    There are thousands of places to go near town or farther out. The Natl. Forrest has time restrictions and of course Leave No Trace ediquette should be applied but other than that I can find you tons of spots. You don’t need to worry about this, just which view you’ll want when you have coffee in the morning:jump
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    Good news Sam13! What prompted my question/concern was coming across this map showing all sorts of restricted areas. I will be sure to send you a PM for more details as our planning progresses.

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    Most of the area labeled no campsites is not vehicle accessible anyway. Everything else is accurate, but there are always secret spots.......
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