Montrose to Moab

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Rockies' started by LuigiTheCracker, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. LuigiTheCracker

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    Seeking track from Montrose to moab.

    Luigi
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  2. dgreen2321

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    http://rimrockertrail.org/

    Try this website. It's the official site of the Rimrocker Trail that goes from Montrose to Moab. They have GPS tracks on there for you to download.

    I did it November 2017 on a 690 Enduro and it was incredible.
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  3. MountainsandRivers

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    Modette (inmate here) has tracks on his trailtaker.com site as well I believe.
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  4. Rocrat

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    Best to start in Nucla. The distance between Montrose and Nucla is boring . Ride really starts in Nucla. No motels there.
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    thanks for the link!

    would this be unbearably (or dangerously) hot towards the end of June?
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  6. Rocrat

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    The portion in the La Sal mtns not too bad but very hot descending into the desert again. It is a spring or late fall ride. I and four friends are doing it on april 7 spend the night in Moab and return the 8th. Should be perfect.
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  7. LuigiTheCracker

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    have you checked the passes? I called the Forest Service and they told me the gate doesn't open until April 15th
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    I guess we will know in a few days cause we are going. We will adapt if need be, thats why its called Adventure riding!
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  9. LuigiTheCracker

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    Curious how the ride turned out Rocrat
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  10. Rocrat

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    It was fantastic. Overcast on day one keeping temperatures mild and then it rained that night preventing us from returning the same way. We took pavement part way back to Nucla (where we parked our trucks at the hardware store) then up into Manti-Lasal and into Paradox Valley. There is a very rocky section I would bypass in the future (about 4 miles long on the Moab end) and we all HATED it but no way to get off of it once committed. No closed gates. Saw about 4 people total in 2 days of riding.
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    My advice when coming from Moab , is take the Kens Lake Rd. south of Moab till it connects to La Sal Pass Rd which is / connects to Rimrocker Trail. That will avoid 7 miles of HELL and Rocks.
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  12. BMuldoon

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    I recently rode the Naturita to Moab section late Sept. I can vouch for the Rocky section before Moab! Pretty remote all day didn’t see more than 2 bikes all day


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  13. Antikid

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    Figured I could update since I did ride most(?) of this during my trip. (link to RR: https://advrider.com/f/threads/heading-west-for-some-exploration-with-my-son.1321630/)

    To answer my question above: it was VERY hot at the end of June (duh)!! I did read about 107 degF on the bike at one point.
    Awesome ride though. I wish my dumbass would have gotten gas in Nucla, but I didn't, and we had to bail (in Paradox Valley), so we missed out on probably the best parts.
    I figured 160miles would be no problem on the 1190 which can usually go 200 without worrying, I was wrong.

    The very beginning was not all that great, honestly, but once you got out of the forest, it was amazing. I just didn't like the dusty/slippery forest roads.
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  14. Bobvall

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    Can any of you guys give me an idea how technical this ride is? I'm doing most of the COBDR with my wife and thus taking the easier options on that route when presented. I know she will be fine on that version of the COBDR and wondering if we can roll this route as well (skipping the super rocky section as talked about above). Any thoughts?
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  15. RedRover_CO

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    Hope it's not too late, but the Rimrocker Trail can be technical at times. It's a long day ride with water crossings. 2.5 on a 5 scale overall IMO, paved being 0 and trials bike rockhopping being a 5. Here's a couple descriptions:
    https://www.trailsoffroad.com/trails/1843-rimrocker
    https://www.overlandbound.com/forums/threads/rimrocker-trail.24849/
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/is-the-rimrocker-trail-a-day-ride-from-montrose-to-moab.1229464/

    GPS track is here:
    https://rimrockertrail.org/gps-data/
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