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Green River Utah to Grand Junction Colorado 7 days, Suggestions?

Old 02-16-18, 02:19 PM
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Green River Utah to Grand Junction Colorado 7 days, Suggestions?

Planning a self supported 7 day ride in May, 60 mile days or better, looking for possible routes. Mountain bike with smooth tread tires. The journey is the destination; but you knew that. Thanks.
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I've rode from Green River north 191 to Vernal. I found it to be beautiful. Going east from Vernal on Hwy 40...not so much.
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Iíve ridden for Green River to Loma near Grand Junction. A beautiful but challenging ride. Lots of very nice places to camp, limited potable water outside the towns - bring a good filter and extra H2O capacity. I rode highways 530, 44, 191, 40, 64 and 139. The Flaming Gorge Resort has good dinning and limited groceries. Hwy 40 is the pits. Itís the major E-W corridor and is narrow chip/seal with lots of long haul and fracking trucks. The only restaurant in Dinosaur was closing its doors when I ate there in 2012. There was a touristy ice cream shop across the street I think they sold sandwiches. Rangely down the road is pretty full service and the last water until Loma so fill up. There are a very interesting series of prehistoric petroglyphs on Hwy 139 past Rangely, well worth stopping and taking them in.

The descent into Loma is a real brake burner. Beware of the cattle guards, they are not well marked.
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Thanks. I will take filter and lots of water; that was one of my worries.
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