I'm kind of surprised we're able to ride in such awesome weather being it's almost November. Last year at this time we were planning trips hours away because there was too much snow. 60 degrees was the temperature today and we're taking advantage of it.
We parked at the Jericho Ranch near the Little Sahara sand dunes. This was once a popular place to ride but it seems to have been forgotten about. We stayed to the north west after dropping into Tanner Wash. The dirt all that rocky and there are some really cool washes to ride in and hill climb out of. We did a short 20 mile loop with the kids and headed back to the grind.
See the Little Sahara page for more info.
Today we started out at the south west of Green River Utah at Floy White Wash recreation area, which is an awesome dirt bike riding area. We went North up White Wash and followed it to Mary's trail. Mary's trail is an amazing slick rock trail. It was easy to follow and traversed some beautiful scenery. We found our way down the Red Rim trail and on into the "Tubes". The tubes are one of the most fascinating places I've ridden. Basically they're a slot canyon not much wider than the handlebars of your bike in some places. (watch a fun video)
After coming out of the tubes we dropped into Ten Mile Wash and headed north. We found the Mary's Saddle trail but quickly jumped onto the Red Rocks slick rock trail after an almost vertically intimidating hill caused us to think too much. I didn't take pictures but it's ridiculously steep. A couple of us went up but we didn't feel comfortable having the entire group try. Besides you couldn't count the foot peg and handlebar gouges in the slick rock from where riders lost their speed or grip.
Eventually we found our way back to White Wash on new trails I'd never been on and can't seem to find the trail names. This loop was about 48 miles of awesomeness. I can't wait to go back. Green River in one of my favorite places to ride my dirt bike and is one of the most gorgeous rides in Utah.
See a map of this area
I got the opportunity to show a group of friends the colored trails (Red, Blue, Orange, Green) in the Five Miles of Hell area. We chose not to ride the 5moh trail because a few of the riders were still somewhat new to riding. We started off riding the technical Red trail and continuing down the sandy high speed wash of the Orange trail.
Originally we planned to ride over to the Waterfall trail but the Red trail took its toll on a couple of the inexperienced riders and it was decided that we take the VJ trail on over to the Green. After riding the Green trail to the trail head of the Blue we jumped on the dirt road and headed to the coral. Hoping to get a night ride in and get a chance to test some lights given to me by thumperjockey.com (it was a freaking full moon) the guys were too tired and ready to call it a day. We had a full day of riding the following day so off Green River it was.
See San Rafael Swell page for more information on this area.