Desert Southwest (CO,AZ,UT,NM), Trip Reports » White Rim Utah


It wasn’t difficult to find a way to self support this short classic ride. Everyone I talked to said either don’t do it or pull a trailer. Yuk. One water filter later with no trailer and 50 miles of the best scenery a day made an awesome trip. If you are up for it, bring a pump filter and alum (if you don’t want to have to clean the filter every 2 liters). If you go clockwise you can hit the green river about halfway for your only close water source at the potato bottom campground. This dirt road is too good to ride bulked up with gear, so it’s a good thing we travelled light.

The Green River

The final climb!




Comments (4)

NickNovember 6th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Nice, but we need more pics! 🙂

ColoradoCoolBreezeNovember 6th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

That Green river really is a sand milkshake.
I hauled an empty 1 gal plastic milk container and let the water settle over night and filter in the mornings.
Hope you’ll post more picts.

Marsh MorganSeptember 12th, 2016 at 4:22 pm

Nice we went the opposite direction. 18.5 hours. Not a bike packing experience but I’d do it again. I did bivy for a nap at about midnight. Finished at 2:00 am.

fnafJuly 19th, 2019 at 2:01 am

Beautiful photos and a nice distance for your first overnighter. Looks like you had a great time. Congrats.

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