Moab April 2024

Moab 2024

Despite a reprieve of the ski season, we wanted to get a spring desert fix trip to Moab before it got too hot. We loaded up the ol’ Tacoma for its last hurrah and headed south.

We stopped at a Martin Landings campsite at the Oregon/Idaho border for the first night. This is a good spot from Vancouver to spend the night. Just West of Boise and in the Mountain time zone! We stopped in Twin Falls for IHOP breakfast, did a hike along the Snake river before heading to Salt Lake City to visit Gary. We then drove to Arches National Park to get our Permit for a hike at Fiery Furnace. They allow 80 per day to hike this and the permits sell out in a minute! Since were late into Moab, we drove towards the Bartlet wash area to find a place to camp. We camped right by the trailhead to Bartlet wash and had time to do an epic ride! After we did the Fiery furnace hike we wanted to ride the Slickrock trail in the evening. We went to slickrock and since it was mid week there were plenty of camping spots open so we decided to stay here for three nights. We figured since we were camped right at slick rock why not ride all the way up Sand Flats road and ride the Raptors Route. Now we NEVER have to ride up that road again… ugh. We took a day off of riding and hiked the Jimmy Keen trails since I wanted to see if you could also ride the roads to avoid part of the trail, you can! FYI, Hazard county still had a lot of snow at this time of year. The temps were quite high so the next day we rode Hymasa and Captain Ahab. Kevin Foote and Sherry then joined us for the night and we rode Raptors ride again since Kevin hadn’t ridden it.

We then left Moab, tired, as the clouds came in. We drove to Glenns Ferry for our last night and back in North Van to finish off ski season.

Trailforks Ridelogs;

Snake River – 4km, 1hr.
Bartlet Wash EPIC Loop ride – 18km, 2.5hrs, 342m climb Link To Photos
Fiery Furnace – 5km, 1:40hrs 427m climb. Link To Photos
Slickrock Trail – 17km, 2:16hrs 454m CW direction Link To Photos
Sand Flats and Raptors Ride – 37km, 5hrs 1100m climb – DESCENT ONLY – 20km, 2hrs, 212m Climb. Link To Photos
Jimmy Keen Hike – 6km, 1:35hrs, 200m climb – Alternate route for Kokapelli, you can bypass some of Jimmy Keen Link To Photos
Hymasa and Captain Ahab – 14km, 2:40 661m Link To Photos

Martins Landing

Snake River

Cool loop at Bartlet wash around Hidden Canyon.
Starts at hidden canyon view point off Hidden Canyon Overlook. At bottom of Hidden canyon follow Bartlet Wash Slickrock Bike Trail

Fiery Furnace Hike in Arches. Must get permit one week before you hike. Some spots do open up so if you don’t get the day you want keep checking. There are a few times you may lose the trail. keep looking…

Skull Arch

One way….

wrong way…

another way ?

Slickrock Campsite

Sunset ride around Slickrock trail. Clockwise direction. Give yourself 2-3 hours before sunset.

Raptors ride consists of Eagle Eye, Hawks Glide, Falcon Flow, Kestrel Run. First time we rode up Sand Flats road then down. Kevin Foote then joined us and we shuttled a second time. This is a optional descent to Porcupine Rim and goes right back into town. This descent is about 2 hours, flowy.

Jimmy Keen Hike. This is an XC alternate to Kokopelli. You can cut off part of it with the road that cross it.

Loop 3 Site D. This area has cell service.

Hymesa, Captain Ahab ride. Classic.

You can see the whale in the back!

Brian who helped us with a flat tire! Thanks!

IHOP Breakfast West of Boise.

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