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Next in the BDR series - UTBDR

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by eakins, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. I82l8

    I82l8 Been here awhile Supporter

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  2. BCBelstaff

    BCBelstaff Been here awhile

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    Good info. Buddy and I on a 690 and 990 will be riding south to north September 10th-7th. We are trucking down from BC Canada on the 8th and will be staying/ storing our truck at the best western in Logan. Sept 9th we will be riding slab down to mexican hat. Maybe see some of you on the trail that week
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  3. KiloGraham

    KiloGraham Been here awhile

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  4. Teflon77m

    Teflon77m Adventurer

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    I will be hitting the trail Sunday the 8th if all goes well from Mexican Hat by myself on a 2004 525exc. BCBelstaff I will probably be right ahead of you guys
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  5. KoryJ

    KoryJ Adventurer

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    I am planning on doing this ride around mid June of 2020 how many days is common, is the route usually all Open by then, and is there a good bit of camping places along the route?
  6. KiloGraham

    KiloGraham Been here awhile

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    I've done it twice both in mid June. It's hot in the south sections and cool in the north. Everything was open both times and there are plenty of places to pull off and camp along the entire route.
    Will take between 5 and 7 days depending on ride speed.
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  7. KoryJ

    KoryJ Adventurer

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    Perfect! Is there much rain that time of year?
  8. KiloGraham

    KiloGraham Been here awhile

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    None till July and August.
  9. Teflon77m

    Teflon77m Adventurer

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    Does anyone no where people usually stage a truck in Mexican Hat
  10. JemmyOtis

    JemmyOtis Adventurer

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    When I went in June I parked at Valles RV Park for $5 per day. It's less of an RV park than a parking lot but that's all I needed and it's nice to support a local business.
  11. Teflon77m

    Teflon77m Adventurer

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    Thanks JemmyOtis, That will be fine for me
  12. DakarMark2017

    DakarMark2017 n00b

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    My son and I will be on the UTBDR south to north starting Sept 8. We will be following the GPSKevin tracks, camping in Monticello, Moab, Green River, Strawberry Reservoir, Evanston, and giving ourselves a break in Garden City with a hotel. We will be bypassing LaSalle pass and opting for Lockhart Basin. Timber Canyon is closed but the GPSKevin route avoids that anyways. The Mt. Heber FR083 road closure will be bypassed FR054 shortcut.

    The one question I have is that GPSKevin suggests there is gas at a Big G 13 miles down the route on day 5, but I can't see any gas stations within 30 miles of Strawberry Reservoir. Has anyone taken this route and can vouch for the fuel stop?
  13. Teflon77m

    Teflon77m Adventurer

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    I'm trying to figure out fuel myself but don't have much of a range to play with. I called the Big G and they are open and have fuel. Its in Fruitland according to google maps and the number is 435-548-2636
  14. Terek

    Terek Hooligan Adventurer Super Supporter

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    Section 6 has high pickup truck and quad activity in north bound direction.
    Section 5 has moderate activity. One stream crossing on Whitney Rd at Humpy Creek. 5 miles north of the 150. Slick mud at the turn, and boot deep.
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    FR096 was close due to active logging, I was told to turn around.
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  15. Terek

    Terek Hooligan Adventurer Super Supporter

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    Section of FR149 being barricaded today by engineering. Soldier Summit alt-route fully accessible.
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    Almost zero truck activity, road is good shape, and one fantastic 360 view from above.
  16. msteward

    msteward Long timer

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    You could always go to the marina at Strawberry for gas, or just get some in Soldier Summit before you get up there.
  17. 5050kid

    5050kid Adventurer Supporter

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    I just finished the UTBDR on Tuesday. Near the end of section 2 (the last 30 miles) there is a wash that took me out. I had to stay alert for sand during the whole route since I was on a 950. I've ridden the NMBDR and the AZBDR this summer, but the washes in Utah were V-shaped, so I had to slow down more for them. This wash in particular was almost two feet deep and about three feet across, and came out of nowhere - beware.
  18. mclimber

    mclimber Adventurer

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    Did you do Lockhart, La Sal Pass, or the regular route?
  19. 5050kid

    5050kid Adventurer Supporter

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    I was by myself on a schedule, so I just did the regular route. I'd like to go back in the fall to do Lockhart, La Sal, & White Rim Road. I was planning to go to Yosemite & Grand Teton after completing the route, but I had a flat tire that delayed me, so I had to head home after camping at Bear Lake. I did see a moose near the end, so that was a happy surprise.
  20. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    Sounds like the bad sand was in Onion Creek??