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What and awesome trip I had this summer. There were really no set plans per se, we just sort of made up things as we went. Sure there were a few marquee trails on the to-do list but we were not sure when we were going to get to them. All my buddy Bill O'neil and I knew was that we were going to wander through Utah and Colorado for a week and get in some great riding. We certainly accomplished that and then some. We ended up doing 10 rides in 8 days and left nothing in our legs at the end. Totally spent, done, cooked, fried, toast, insert your favorite saying here, we used ALL of the trip. We saw some absolutely HUGE, gorgeous countryside. We rode awesome trails, meet really cool people and caught up with some old friends. While the trip only lasted a week the memories will surely last a lifetime. Most of the trails here are well documented so I will not add much as far as directions go other than tell you about the resources I used. So grab a cup of coffee, make sure your boss is not peaking over your shoulder, and set a spell.
Day One - Little Creek Mesa near Hurricane, Utah
Day Two - Moab, Amasa Back
Day Three - Moab, Porcupine Rim and a rainstorm
Day Four Morning - Moab, Poison Spider Mesa and the Portal Trail
Day Four Evening - Moab, Bartlett Wash
Day Five - Moab, Fisher Mesa
Day Six Morning - Grand Junction - The Lunch Loops
Day Six Evening - Fruita - Moore Fun and a party
Day Seven - Fruita - The Zion Curtain
Day Eight - St George, Prospector and Church Rocks
A special thanks to Bill O'Neil for not only being a hell of a roadtrip riding bud, but also providing some of the pictures on these pages. His photos usually feature a heavier set fellow :)
Here are a few resources that I recommended you pickup before your trip. These are common to multiple rides on this trip. I'll talk about other resources for specific trails later.
For the Moab Area
For the Fruita/Grand Junction Area