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Old 12-20-2017, 12:50 PM   #1
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Seeking input: Dirt routes, long wknd in SW Utah

A buddy and I are planning to explore the areas around St. George and Hurricane, Utah this winter. We'll be on dirt bikes and looking for mild to wild riding options in the area. Just posting this in case any TWT riders have explored that region and might have some off-pavement favorite trails to suggest.

We'll be coming & going via Las Vegas over a long weekend. There's plenty to see in the area. I want to focus our explorations on dirt rides and not spend hours on pavement trying to squeeze in all the amazing places like Bryce, Canyonlands, Arches, etc. I've had the pleasure of visiting Zion National Park once before (loved it), and while I'd like to go back to do some hiking/climbing/canyoneering - I think we're going to spend most of our time outside the park so that we can maximize our BRAP in our limited timeframe. Short hikes to lesser known vistas, waterfalls, hot springs, etc would be terrific to hear about, especially if anyone has linked some of those together via public BLM / national forest dirt roads or accessible "goat trails."

Recommendations are welcome, with an emphasis on any off-the-beaten-track attractions or sights that we might otherwise miss. Thanks in advance for your feedback!
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:43 PM   #2
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Re: Seeking input: Dirt routes, long wknd in SW Utah

What bikes will you and your companions be riding? Are they dirt bikes made street legal or adventure bikes street legal from the factory?

When I visited Cloudcroft, NM., the local ranger station had great maps of the roads/trails in the area. They show a lot of stuff that Google Maps doesn't show, or even some of the Garmin GPS maps.

Here is some neat stuff near St. George,

http://www.utahmototrails.com/2012/0...trails-st.html

http://www.dirtbikefrenzy.com/category/southern-utah/

https://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/.../ride_1245.htm

http://utma.net/category/utah-500/
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:24 PM   #3
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Re: Seeking input: Dirt routes, long wknd in SW Utah

Thanks, Tourmeister. We’ll be on a pair of CRF230s and will plan on visiting the nearest ranger station. In the meantime, I’ll check out your links. Still hoping that maybe somebody on these forums has personally ridden in the vicinity or can offer a connection to some local riders. Cheers!


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Old 12-21-2017, 12:56 PM   #4
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Re: Seeking input: Dirt routes, long wknd in SW Utah

Try reaching out to Tyler, the everide guy. He lives in St George and does nothing but ride and video blog about it. His website... https://everide.org/
His youtube channel has loads of videos from the area that look amazing. I'd love to get out there and ride that area.

I dont do facebook or twitter but he's on those too.

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Try reaching out to Tyler, the everide guy. He lives in St George and does nothing but ride and video blog about it. His website... https://everide.org/
His youtube channel has loads of videos from the area that look amazing. I'd love to get out there and ride that area.

I dont do facebook or twitter but he's on those too.

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His videos have come a long way since he started! The guy must have a ton of vacation time or a trust fund! I only wish I could ride as often and in as awesome a place as he gets too!!
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Re: Seeking input: Dirt routes, long wknd in SW Utah

I used to live in Nevada, Dixie National Forest is a good place for dirt roads. It's a little farther away but I think it'll have more. And you can see Cedar Breaks Monument. If you are looking for complete off-road you can search this page https://stateparks.utah.gov/activiti...-vehicles/ohv/
In Nevada the BLM owns most of the land, so you can ride on any roads and camp pretty much anywhere, which is awesome.
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