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Wife and her V, I have the bulky V-Strom. Capitol Reef itself was kinda disappointing, yet we had some wonderful rides anyway. Best one was to Boulder from Torrey on hwy 12.



Here my wife is yelling to hurry up.


Torrey's Cuisine kept us alive.


This is end of the Paved road in Capitol Reef, northern part. The southern end is also not paved. Wife didn't want to venture these roads just yet. The stock tires are not her best option.


Here she's leading us out.

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Thanks Bear. We are already planning the next trip. Her class reunion at the Grand Canyon in august hopefully, and then there's a meet in colorado. Here's a link for you and the others,
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Above, a view of the colorful terrain along the Bullfrog/Notom road, near the junction with the Burr Trail.

Hey, I've been hiking in the Capital Reef area this week. I decided to trade my riding gear for hiking boots and flew into SLC a few days ago. I've been spending most of my time down in the Capital Reef/Escalante region, exploring some slot canyons and making plans for a trip out here next year on the Vee. This is some terrific riding country, especially at this time of year. There are a lot of ADV type bikes on the road, especially around Boulder and Escalante.
The Burr Trail is one of my favorite backcountry roads to travel in the area. It would be a great dual sport ride when combined with the Bullfrog/Notom road that runs between Capital Reef and the Bullfrog Marina. It used to be even better, but Garfield County decided to pave their portion between Boulder and the park boundary. It's still an incredible track though. I can't wait to get back out here on the bike.
I spent Monday night camping up at the head of Box Death Hollow on the Hells Backbone road. Woke up to snow flurries the next morning but by the time I dropped back down to Escalante, the temps had warmed into the mid-50s. I really envied the riders that I passed as I headed back down into the canyons again.
I've still got a few days left, but I'm taking a pizza and beer break tonight in Beaver. I'll head back into the mountains tomorrow for a couple more nights of backpacking.
Hope you made it home OK.

The pic below shows another view from near the Burr Trail near Deer Creek. Deer Creek runs below the white cliffs of Navajo sandstone in the distance. I spent a couple of days backpacking through the area in the pic. If you get a chance to go back and the wife has some dual sport tires on the Vee, you've gotta give the Trail a shot. You can camp at Deer Creek or anywhere away from the road in the area between the Park and the Escalante Monument along the Bullfrog road.


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Hey there VeeWNC !!!!!! Yeah we saw a few ADV Riders, not exactly the friendliest people around, the Beemers and HD's greeted us the most. We got home safe and sound, thank-you. Hope you too got home safely.
As for the Burr Trail, that had to be one of the best rides during our stay. But first a little snack at Hell's Backbone grill,



This picture was when we came upon a little hill type pass with a cattle gaurd. The whole time we rode we thought the view couldn't get any better, then we get visually slapped . Felt like it would never stop. Burr Trail is a must !!!



Thanks to the digital era we live in, I had a 1GIG chip in the camera, only took 200 pictures in three days , but had room for about 800.

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Sounds like a great time. Great pics by all. Thanks for sharing.
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