Gold Butte NM (NV), Grand Staircase Escalante NM (UT), & Valley of Fire SP (NV)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by boyfester, Oct 9, 2021.

  1. boyfester

    boyfester Urban Explorer Supporter

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    I completed a 6-day trip from Orange County, CA to Utah last week. I spent the first night in Whitney Pocket, NV.

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  2. boyfester

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    I did a fun loop the next day to Little Finland …

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  3. boyfester

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    Seven Keyholes…

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  4. boyfester

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    And the Devil’s Throat.

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    After that, I packed up and headed to Grand Staircase Escalante to meet up with my dad. Love that place!

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  6. boyfester

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    After his buddies showed up, we hung out and shot the sh!t and clay pigeons all day. The next day I took a ride for some slot canyon hiking.

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  7. boyfester

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    The day after that the weather changed on us and instead of raining for 2 hours, it rained all day. Nonetheless, we were able to have a cool drive and 8-mile hike to the Cosmic Ashtray.
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  8. boyfester

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    I decided to take 2 days to drive home and spent the night in Valley of Fire in Nevada. The next morning, I hiked to the Fire Wave. It didn’t disappoint.

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  11. radmann10

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    Good stuff, thank you for posting.

    I got a few good ideas for future rides!
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  12. Superfly

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    I have to be honest, that staircase wasn't as grand as the name would suggest it to be.
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  13. boyfester

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    That staircase on the dam is in Nevada. The “grand” staircase in Utah is pretty impressive as it stretches for almost 20 miles.

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