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post #11 of 20 Old 05-28-2019, 08:28 PM
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Moab is seriously enchanted. I've ridden out there twice in 3 years and am planning to see it again this fall. Many trails are big bike friendly (when dry) too!!
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post #12 of 20 Old 05-29-2019, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
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Moab is seriously enchanted. I've ridden out there twice in 3 years and am planning to see it again this fall. Many trails are big bike friendly (when dry) too!!
So far Moab is running neck and neck as the most interesting place I have visited. I generally love a winter mountain view more than almost anything (Life long skier), but this place just had me excited and feeling lucky to have passed through it. I always imagine what early explorers must have gone through to figure out the lay of new lands. This would have been tough without hydration packs and gore tex.

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I have a family member who's lived in Moab for years and while I make an annual trip out there to hike, I've never done any off-road riding there: I prefer to explore on foot.
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post #14 of 20 Old 05-29-2019, 09:51 AM
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Looks like the Dugway.
Pretty sure that's NOT Moki Dugway. MD switchbacks are further south near Gooseneck SP and Mexican Hat. Believe that pic is of Shafer Switchbacks, which runs from Canyonlands NP down to part of the White Rim trail near Moab. Been down both and the scenery is fantastic!!!

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I ain't never heard of the Shafer Switchbacks before. Sounds like I need a few weeks touring the area.
Viewing a video, remands me that one would like the road to be slanted towards the uphill side. Along the All American canal in So Calif the muddy road built up on the tires and it would slip and the jeep would slide towards the embankment and not towards the canal. There seems to be plenty of abyss to fall into there!
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Yes that is the Shaffer trail. I went up it like a Brit (Driving in the left lane), down like an American, then back up at the end of the day, as I didn't feel confident I had the fuel reserve for the complete lap of the White Rim trail. I think I will return on a smallish bike and spend a couple of days out there next visit. i'd say most of the rock on that ridge ride slopes towards the abyss. It was layered with slick mud the day before. I saw nice 4 wheel drive rigs coming down similar terrain with all their deep tire lugs filled with oozing slime and slipping quite a bit coming down.

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Wow, awesome country! Gotta add that area to my bucket list! Thanks for sharing.
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post #19 of 20 Old 07-28-2019, 04:09 PM
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I love riding in Utah. I was out there in 2009 on a Harley, and back again last year on my Super Tenere, I rode down Shafer Trail, the Moki Dugway, through the Valley of the Gods, Monument Valley, Canyonlands....it was out of this world. When my girlfriend retires in a couple years, I think I'm heading out that way to live, just so I can spend the rest of my days exploring all over Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. I've seen a lot of those states in the last decade, but that's only given me a taste of how much more there is to see.



That's Shafer Canyon Road; that was a hell of a ride two-up and loaded!

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Yep. Southeast Utah is a riders paradise. Done it twice.🏍💨
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