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Old 02-21-13, 06:44 AM   #1
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Self supported road touring in S. Utah

There seems to be a lot of information about mountain biking in Utah, but I'm not interested in that at this time.

I would love to hear any experience or advice from those who are familiar with roads in southern Utah. I am thinking of touring in late May and have been looking at places like Bryce Canyon National Park, Dixie National Forest and Zion National Park.

Are there roads to favor? To avoid? Any routes you've taken that you'd care to share?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-21-13, 01:39 PM   #2
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Hey I haven't ridden those areas, but would suggest you look at the Utah Cliffs Loop and the Western Express routes at Adventure Cycling

https://www.adventurecycling.org/rou...cliffsloop.cfm
https://www.adventurecycling.org/rou...ernexpress.cfm

They sell great maps for touring - with locations of services, specific routes, elevation profiles, etc.

Also try posting in the Touring forum, I know someone there will have some experience. And look at journals on crazyguyonabike.com

There are some great roads around Moab too - Arches National Park and Canyonlands, and the La Sal Mountain Loop.
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I lived in Utah for 15 years and have toured all over the state. I'd stay off the road that runs through Price. Otherwise, I'd ride what I felt like riding depending on the day. That's how I tour. Bring a map, talk the the locals, make it up as I go. Try to hike down into Bryce if you can. A walk down into that park is on par with anything I've seen on the globe, as far as the wow factor goes.
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Old 02-27-13, 08:19 PM   #4
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Miles2go,

Thanks. By that road through Price you probably mean US-6/191 ? It shouldn't be a problem avoiding it as I don't believe we will be that far north. It's good to know that other roads won't be a problem.
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