Emily & Silent Partner
Welcome to day two of our live blog from Moab! So to begin, how else do you start a day in Moab but with WAFFLES!!!
All The Stuffs!
I mentioned yesterday that Moab is an outdoor Disney Land. Witness the temple to capitalism that is Moab’s main drag!
Poison Spider Bicycles
A quick shout out to Poison Spider Bicycles.
These guys are polite and professional, and have repaired massive damage on my rig fast. They also run a fleet a shuttles all over Moab and rent out a shower for dirty riders. Prices are fair and the service is impeccable.
Stop by for some swag if you have time.
Camping The Colorado
Moab abuts the Colorado river and this swollen aquatic byway underpins a huge portion of “things to do” here. Of interest to us, BLM built multiple campgrounds along the river with limited services but great prices. We’re moving to one of those campgrounds tomorrow.
There’s a sick paved bike path that leads from Moab all the way to Gemini Bridges; crossing the Colorado on a bridge-made-art.
Canyonlands National Park
Though we did not ride Canyonlands today Utah 313 takes you to to Dead Horse Point State Park and though unbelievable scenery on its way to Canyonlands.
Mountain Biking Dead Horse Point State Park
Today we rode Dead Horse Point State Park. Sadly yes, some horses did die here long ago, but not anymore. The park is $15 for a single vehicle, and the pass is good for three days. There is no water here though there is a small manned kiosk willing to relieve you of your money along with a beautiful visitors center.
Suiting up in the parking lot we noticed there’s a theme but not sure what it is….
We rode the entire perimeter of the Intrepid Trail System. The park is at 5,900′ (1,800 m) and sadly I noticed the altitude immediately today.
We like to ride the trail system counter clockwise and the first leg, Great Pyramid, offers spectacular eastern views.
The La Sals
As always the La Sal mountains look on, snow capped and beautiful.
The entire Intrepid System ranges from green to advanced blue. The Big Chief trail is a glorious blue.
Flowers are few and far between but they can be found this time of year.
Slickrock O’ Plenty
The Whiptail and Twisted Tree trails offer miles of advanced blue slickrock.
Slickrock is a sandstone rock that defines the entire Moab region. It’s called slickrock because early setters had trouble with steel horseshoes slipping of the “slick” rock.
To be continued….
Tomorrow we’re leaving Slickrock Campground for a site on the river. The ride wiped us out today so we’re not going tomorrow but expect lots of pictures of the Colorado. Peace!
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