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    Utah Trip Mid September
    on: July 31, 2022, 04:46:39 pm
    July 31, 2022, 04:46:39 pm
    I’m planning a ride from Kelowna, BC, Canada to Utah, Oregon and Washington States.  I am looking for local knowledge of Utah only.  I don’t like riding slabs or off pavement, so curvy mountain roads.  A 3–5 day route through Utah would be ideal.

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    Re: Utah Trip Mid September
    Reply #1 on: August 02, 2022, 05:28:19 pm
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    what area of Utah were you thinking?
    what's your planned route down?

    I've ridden Idaho/Montana/Utah/Wyoming/etc extensively from BC and could point you in the right direction.

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    Re: Utah Trip Mid September
    Reply #2 on: August 02, 2022, 06:43:21 pm
    August 02, 2022, 06:43:21 pm
    I recommend the Butler G1 maps for route ideas. Have used them extensively and find them quite handy planning my travels. 
    Pretty sure they are available digitally on the Rever app, (premium feature I think). I have a pretty good collection of the old school non-digital maps. I :001: 
    Are you looking for riding buddies/guides or just road suggestions?

    I plan to live forever.  So far, so good!

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    Re: Utah Trip Mid September
    Reply #3 on: August 03, 2022, 12:12:47 am
    August 03, 2022, 12:12:47 am
    Hi JVD,

    I’m a recent transplant to UT.  After 43 years of living in northern California it was time for a change plus our daughter needs a lot of support and lives in Layton. 
    We’ve relocated to Uintah (south Ogden).

    We moved here last Oct and to be honest I haven’t done as much riding as I would have liked but I can comment on some roads that I have ridden.  From North
    to South.  In most cases when I say Hwy, they’re 2 lane roads except for Hwy 15, 70, and 80. 

    1.   The ride around Bear Lake is pretty.  I’m not as familiar with the east side. There are a few restaurants and gas stations along the west side.  You can take a ride down Logan Canyon
            from the lake via Hwy 89 or head to the south end of the lake and take Hwy 30 to Hwy 16 to Randolph and then to Woodruff. You can get a nice burger or other such foods in Randolph
            at the Crawford Trough.

    2.   Hwy 39 from Woodruff to Huntsville is a great road.  Peaks at 9000ft up in the Aspens. 

    3.   Hwy 66 out of Morgan to East Reservoir and then Hwy 65 up and over into Salt Lake City.  Before you get to Hwy 80 hang a right on Emigration Canyon Road
            and head a few miles down to Emigration Brewing CO for some good food and beverages.

    4.   Hwy 89 from Spanish Fork all the way down to Kanab.  You’ll have to do a short stretch on Hwy 70.  I’ve seen a lot of the southern end while we were looking
            for a place to live in UT last spring. Awesome motorcycle road and pretty scenery.

    5.   Along the way there are several roads that pop over Wasatch mountains (over to Hwy 15). I’ve done both these roads in the truck.  They’d be awesome on the bike.
                 o   Hwy 143 out of Panguitch will take you to Brian Head and down to Parawan. Elevation peaks at about 11000 ft.
                 o   Hwy 14 from the Alton area (off Hwy 89) will take you up and over to Cedar City through Duck Creek Village. Elevation peaks about 10000ft.
                 o   Hwy 9 will take you through Zion Nation Park.  It was $35 for the truck but I have a national pass.  Not sure if a bike is cheaper.

    6.   In the south out of St George Hwy 18 is a pretty drive up to Enterprise.  We tried to buy a home in the Dammeron Valley area but nothing was available at the time.

    There are other roads in the south east part of the state that will take you to the various national parks. Not sure when you are traveling but it’s typically low 100’s in that
    area and this summer there has been a lot of monsoon moisture coming up from the south with a number of flash floods. Take care if you are in any canyons, paved or dirt.

    If you need a break for a cold drink or some conversation you’ve welcome to stop by for a visit. I have a nice area to work on the bikes if that’s needed and a pool you
    could pop into to cool off.

    PM for contact details if that interests you.

    Safe travels!

    Cheers,
    Gary

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    Re: Utah Trip Mid September
    Reply #4 on: August 03, 2022, 04:29:42 am
    August 03, 2022, 04:29:42 am
    *Originally Posted by JVD [+]
    I’m planning a ride from Kelowna, BC, Canada to Utah, Oregon and Washington States.  I am looking for local knowledge of Utah only.  I don’t like riding slabs or off pavement, so curvy mountain roads.  A 3–5 day route through Utah would be ideal.
    3-5 days total or just in Utah?

    Also, as St4gary mentioned if you are planning to hit up more than one national park, a National Park Annual Pass is a money saver.  Not only does it get you unlimited US National Park entries, you only need one pass for 2 motorcycles so basically it's 2 for 1 entry.

    Another great ride is Hwy 12 from Boulder to Escalante aka "the million dollar road".  it's also in the southern part of Utah and parts of it are insane.

    There's a nice little loop between Payson and Nephi through Uinta national forest called the Nebo Loop Road which a nice seasonal road (closes Oct 1).



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    Re: Utah Trip Mid September
    Reply #5 on: August 04, 2022, 04:02:15 am
    August 04, 2022, 04:02:15 am
    here is 2500 km+, no bad riding, some amazing scenery, and a few sections that you may want to hit twice.

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    Re: Utah Trip Mid September
    Reply #6 on: August 04, 2022, 09:35:05 am
    August 04, 2022, 09:35:05 am
    *Originally Posted by JVD [+]
    I’m planning a ride from Kelowna, BC, Canada to Utah, Oregon and Washington States.  I am looking for local knowledge of Utah only.  I don’t like riding slabs or off pavement, so curvy mountain roads.  A 3–5 day route through Utah would be ideal.

    Sorry, off topic, we stayed in Kelowna a few years ago, what a beautiful location.

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    Re: Utah Trip Mid September
    Reply #7 on: August 04, 2022, 04:54:07 pm
    August 04, 2022, 04:54:07 pm
    Thanks to everyone who replied with maps, and route ideas, I am sure it will make for easier plotting of a route for us.
    If anyone is planning on riding through the interior of BC and wants some information regarding the best paved motorcycle roads I would be happy to respond.

     



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