Montrose to Moab - (RIMROCKER TRAIL)

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  1. baggman

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    Im not sure why I'm just now finding out about this Rimrocker trail... Anyone been on it lately? Pictures anyone? also who can tell me where it starts in Montrose? I can't seem to find very much about it.

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    I think its a new ATV trail that is just getting built.
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    I hadn't heard about it, but definitely interested!
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  4. baggman

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    The road is already there, open to OHV so on I'm guessing. But they are now thinking about making it more of a passable road for other people is what is sounds like.
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    Same! Lets go find it
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    I'm kind of excited because of where I live on the mesa, I could probably get to this trail all on dirt, and hopefully have a more challenging route than divide rd to John brown.
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    If they're using existing trails, then it's likely to be just tying LaSal pass into the Paradox trail in some variation. There is some singletrack on the SE side of the Lasals that would be cool to link up as well.
    Trevor, when I get out there next, I'll contact you. We can check some of this stuff out.
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    I agree, nothing wrong with Divide Rd to John Brown or Divide Rd all the way to Telluride /Ridgeway:))
    love my trips across that country. I did the following 3 years ago, 65 to Lands End to 141 then up the switch backs to divide Rd?? Also ole 90 from Montrose to the Divide Rd? I think this is/was my ride LOLOL
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    based on my internet searching, i saw it was still in the works also!
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    From what I read the route will use existing but old mining roads that are open legally now, but in disrepair from lack of maintenance. Sounds like in Colo they are going to just clean up those roads and sign it.

    I'm sure some locals might be pissed as that rough road probably has a fun single or double track on it now & after the fact will be all smoothed with 5x the amount of traffic. I'm sure some local inmates know exactly the roads in ?
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    Indeed the divide road is a blast but it does carry a load of traffic, often at higher speeds & is a easy smooth dirt road.

    I think the goal of this "trail" is to offer a smaller less used alternative for multiple users vrs general traffic.

    The other thing that comes to mind is the legality of riding a stickered only bike or atv/utv on this "trail". Do the designers hope to be able to ride their ATVs from Montrose to Gateway/UT & back vs trailering & is that legal?
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    Yep, mapping it probably soon in May ;-)

    Depending on what we find, maybe a Rimrocker get together next year instead of the friendly Kokopelli one. Just something different. Probably big bike friendly.
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    Nice find, map & all!
    Going past Paradox Valley. I see it use paved 141, or looks that way, so you need a tag...but how is that for UTVs? Maybe right next to the highway. Described as high clearance. Great way to approach 3 Step Hideaway too from Colorado.
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    Talks about stagging areas so this indeed is designed as something for non-tagged machines...but there is a 141 crossing detail page. Interesting to see how this works, as it's not just straight across. In UT, it parallels 191.
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    Goes right thru Nucla & Naturita plus looks like Spanish Valley into Moab. I'm thinking Street legal now.
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