moab area

  1. WasatchWill

    Camping in a Land Before Time

    After taking his sisters out for a camping trip the prior month, it was now my son's turn for a camping trip. Since he loves dinosaurs so much, I took him down to the Moab area where we enjoyed a paleontology-themed trip, visiting some dinosaur fossil and track sites, a dinosaur museum and...
  2. misSOULa

    Weekend in Moab

    It has been cold and snowy up here in Montana, so my brother and I decided to head south, looking for a place we hadn't been before. Moab caught our eye, and sort of on a whim we set up a few days to make the 11 hour road trip down. The temps weren't warm by any means, but better than what we...
  3. Howells Outdoors

    Backpacking the Hayduke Trail - Section 1

    Sorry fellow backcountryposters, I've been in hiatus of posting my outdoor adventures on here...or having them! But we'll kick it back in gear with this one from my blog: Hayduke Trail - Section 1. The first section of the Hayduke Trail is a 40-mile adventure through a great section of...
  4. Udink

    Kane Creek and Sevenmile Canyon

    On the last weekend in January I took my wife and another couple to Moab, taking advantage of cheap winter motel rates to sleep comfortably while still enjoying relatively warmer daytime weather than at home. Chris and Dollie met us in Price and we piled into the Swell Jeep for the drive to...
  5. Kullaberg63

    Lockhart area roaming, MLK Weekend

    Took the dog out for 3 days solo in mid January to a seldom travelled area between Lower Indian Creek and the river. Not hugely spectacular, but certainly lonely and vast. Even with the significant snow cover in our area there was bare rock to travel on. Only a few passages were as sketchy as...
  6. Scott Chandler

    I'm in Moab Now

    After summering in the Bighorn Mountains, I am now in the Moab area for a couple months at the least. If you are visiting Dead Horse Point soon, you may spot me working. Anyhoo, I felt I'd share some pictures of some initial wanderings around the area. 11/2/2015 What I thought was going to be...
  7. Blake Merrell

    BSA High Adventure 2015 - Day 3 - Mountain Biking the laSal's

    To be honest, I had not idea what this day would bring. Armored with some internet beta, a map, and a desire for adventure, I lead 30, unassuming, people on a blind mountain bike ride. All I knew was that there would be a lot of climbing on this trip. I did know that there would be a lot of...
  8. Kullaberg63

    Backpacking w teenagers!

    My 16 year old Bjorn planned the trip and invited 2 friends. One is pretty experienced and was all over it, the other, who had never backpacked, a bit reluctant but warmed to idea as the trip progressed. They have their license and got the okay to go alone from all parents, until one mom got...
  9. Kullaberg63

    circling horseshoe/millard via bike and packraft

    3 day solo trip from mid March, 2015. 175 miles of mostly dirt roads; some well known to BP readers, others nearly extinct. I also encountered a section of difficult moto track at the north end. The packraft portions were merely river crossings from one road head to another. As is usual with...
  10. crazydoghiker

    Mary Jane slot canyon

    Mary Jane canyon is a small stream that joins the Colorado River 20 miles northeast of Moab. The creek flows year-round which is shallow for most of its length. One mile of the central section becomes fairly narrow and up to 100 feet deep. The walls have interesting rock textures and colors...
  11. Nik

    Utah Colorado Fall 2014

    I took a trip to Utah & Colorado with my family in September 2014. This was a trip my wife and i planned after our daughter was born in early 2013. The plan was to spend a week hiking, photographing places around moab and then a week photographing fall colors in Colorado. During our trip we...
  12. Kullaberg63

    The rim of Kane Creek, Moab.

    Short day hike last weekend in the Kane Creek area of Moab. image by kullaberg631, on Flickr image by kullaberg631, on Flickr image by kullaberg631, on Flickr image by kullaberg631, on Flickr image by kullaberg631, on Flickr image by kullaberg631, on Flickr image by kullaberg631, on...
  13. Kullaberg63

    Lockhart Basin bikepacking, with side trips.

    Last week I had a few days off and a recent big rain promised full potholes and trickles in canyons where otherwise water is scarce. There was a a full moon, too. Time to go to the desert! Kelsey's books have a few spots I wanted to further research along the 55 mile Lockhart Basin jeep route...
  14. IntrepidXJ

    Little Hole

    Sunday, January 18, 2015 Late this afternoon, Diane and I drove west into Utah so that we could search for some petroglyphs that are located somewhere in Little Hole, which is a short side canyon along the Colorado River in Westwater Canyon. We took the Westwater exit off of I-70 and drove...
  15. Nick

    Canyonlands+Arches, October 2010

    October 2010 Audra and I took a three day trip to Moab over the weekend to do some hiking. She has been absent from my trips lately because she's working full time and doing her MBA at night. So we decided we would take a very laid back trip. We left the dogs at home, booked a hotel and set out...
  16. hatchcanyon

    The missing link to Lockhart Basin

    Behind Hurrah Pass Chicken Corner is well known and Jackson Hole one of my favorites. More to see and explore? Yes, indeed! There is a trail connection down to UT 211 into the Needles District. It is a long ride even if you will not need the two days I heard from. In principle the road is...
  17. hatchcanyon

    Jackson Hole

    Not to cause confusion.... this is not Wyoming! The Moab area has its own "Jackson Hole" named after a John Jackson, an early pioneer cattleman. Actually it is a rincon of the Colorado River. And its most important feature is rock redness. At least partially. Lets start im Moab. Kane Creek...
  18. hatchcanyon

    Arth's Rim

    Arth's Rim is one of these view points high above on the cliffs of the Moab Fault which is running alongside US 191 from the entrance to Arches NP almost up to Canyonlands Airfield. We made the relatively short trip in August 2009. Arth's Rim is easy to get to. Use the Little Canyon Road. The...
  19. hatchcanyon

    Dolores Canyon Overlook

    Years ago (2003) we had to repair our car first before we could start for a short trip in the afternoon. We decided to look for a view point we heard about. It should be located on the brink of Dolores Canyon. We took UT 128 to Dewey Bridge and from there Entrada Bluffs Road normally used to go...
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