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  Topic Name: AZTR -> SLC 400 miles of dirty dirt dirt on: March 09, 2016, 10:12:19 AM
worntreads


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« on: March 09, 2016, 10:12:19 AM »

Hey all,

So when I realized I would be ending the AZTR in the gosh danged darn tootinest middle of nowhere Southern UT, I figured I could just get to the end and wing it. ORRRR just keep the vacation going and keep emptying the wallet! Woohoo!

So I spent some time scouring past gpx tracks, the Great Western Trail, US National Forest webpages, forums, googling, what have you, and came together with this 400 mile route.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12431916

There's probably some cleaning up to do (like that 100 mile stint through Manti-La Sal, fileunder: things I'd do in a race, but not for fun). I also need to work cuepoints in.

(I'll be slowly adjusting this map as it goes)

So check it out.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12431916

What's your input? It's a lot of dirt road, fire road, jeep track, two track. There's some singletrack (which sounds like hike-a-bike) at Fish Lake.
I also couldn't figure out if I wanted to tie in the Hell's Backbone outside of Boulder.

What did I miss? What doesn't actually work? What's your input?
Also, how cold am I going to be at 10k in late April? (I can work around this, there's a lot of valleys with similar styled dirt roads around)

Thanks!
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  Topic Name: AZTR -> SLC 400 miles of dirty dirt dirt Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 10:23:33 AM
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2016, 10:23:33 AM »

Awesome! I've been thinking of different ways of connecting SLC>Moab>Durango>Colorado Trail. This just adds to the possibilities of throwing in the SLC to AZT options.

Check out CommUtah ride last year that might give you some insight https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10956659 http://www.thecommutecrew.com/#!blog/c1rpo

Also might want to look into the Dixie 200 route to get some ideas.

I would avoid I-70 by going up Black Dragon Canyon and head toward Skyline Road.

Can't wait to hear how it goes.

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  Topic Name: AZTR -> SLC 400 miles of dirty dirt dirt Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 11:34:51 AM
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 11:34:51 AM »

I think originally that I-70 was put there for a resupply. But with the fish lake lodge so close. And I think Loa has a grocery, I can. It that. Might stick a valley drop somewhere in Malti La Sal to keep me from going too too hungry.


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  Topic Name: AZTR -> SLC 400 miles of dirty dirt dirt Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 11:39:58 AM
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 11:39:58 AM »

Updated.


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  Topic Name: AZTR -> SLC 400 miles of dirty dirt dirt Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 04:54:20 PM
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 04:54:20 PM »

Updated.


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Is snow not a concern on the high points?
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  Topic Name: AZTR -> SLC 400 miles of dirty dirt dirt Reply #5 on: March 10, 2016, 01:33:23 PM
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2016, 01:33:23 PM »

Is snow not a concern on the high points?
Well. It is.
Again, there's some dirt roads that parallel the main thorough fares.
But that sounds boring.

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  Topic Name: AZTR -> SLC 400 miles of dirty dirt dirt Reply #6 on: April 01, 2016, 07:35:27 PM
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2016, 07:35:27 PM »

Ambitious route, it'd be sick if there was a Utah Trail to tie into the AZT...


Instead of riding hwy 6 take a right on Sheep Creek road and then drop down 5th Water Trail to the hot springs, the single track goes down to Diamond Fork rd below the hot springs.
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  Topic Name: AZTR -> SLC 400 miles of dirty dirt dirt Reply #7 on: April 05, 2016, 12:37:10 PM
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2016, 12:37:10 PM »

Sweet thanks Mike!

Well, that's what this might be...then just have to complete the second half of UTAH and then connect Idaho to the border and we'll have a dual slalom Tour Divide course! Tongue
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  Topic Name: AZTR -> SLC 400 miles of dirty dirt dirt Reply #8 on: April 09, 2016, 08:08:05 PM
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2016, 08:08:05 PM »

There is a grocery in Loa and Torrey. Sweet idea.
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