The dates have been set for Utah Border to Border 2015! May 24th-May 29th 2015! This is Memorial Day weekend so most should only have to take 4 days of PTO to do the run. May 23rd we will be meeting in the Flagstaff area or possibly Canyon De Chelly as a staging area. Details to follow. Mexican Hat is 8 hours from Phoenix so the group needs to get closer to the start point.
Run description courtesy of Backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com:
The Utah Backcountry Discovery Route, or UTBDR, is a scenic driving route across the state of Utah, from Arizona to Idaho, for dual-sport adventure motorcycles and 4x4 vehicles. This 871 mile long south-north route uses mostly un-paved backroads and will pass through a number of iconic locations including Moab, Valley of the Gods, the Abajo and La Sal Mountain Ranges, Nine Mile Canyon, and the northern Wasatch Mountains.
Route Plan: (Under development)
We will go the traditional way of south to north and include a pit stop for 2 nights along the way. This will likely be in a campground with facilities (showers, laundry, etc.) The Utah BDR finishes at Bear Lake which is on the UT/ID border. At the completion of our adventure folks can head home or we are working on lodging in Park City, UT. Park City is about a 11 hour drive to Phoenix and 2.5 from the end of the Utah BDR. A dedicated page with additional details will be created once they are made. This is just a teaser so folks can make plans. We will limit this run to 10 vehicles. So who is in!?
Download GPX Overview - This is a high level overview. Track will not look exact.