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Old 05-09-2011, 03:25 PM
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Yes, but be aware of the restrictions:

http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medial...strictions.pdf
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If we hit Beef Basin, will we feel like we've "seen" the area or it is just a long dusty road?
I'd say no. Just driving through and staying for a night may seem "unimpressive." Getting out and exploring on foot, and finding some of the "hidden gems" would be far more interesting.

If Perry doesn't post up, you should PM him (bh4rnr). I believe he's been into BB a number times and has some good info.
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:10 AM
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I'd say no. Just driving through and staying for a night may seem "unimpressive." Getting out and exploring on foot, and finding some of the "hidden gems" would be far more interesting.

If Perry doesn't post up, you should PM him (bh4rnr). I believe he's been into BB a number times and has some good info.
I will PM him today. Thanks as always, guys.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:50 AM
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I Have yet to drive a road in the area that was not great. I agree that the short stretch of Lockhart where it joins Chicken Corners might be too tough for a stock Suburban, but if you go in from that side its not too far to backtrack out. I have not run the whole thing in 10 years but as I recall, it was easy. I have run Chicken Corners 2x in the past 2 months and last Friday we had a stock Nissan armada with running boards trailing our group. No problem.

Most roads on the San Rafael Swell are suitable for any truck or SUV, and many cars.
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What about La Sal Pass? Anyone ever camped up there? I wonder if it is still snowed in...
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:08 PM
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What about La Sal Pass? Anyone ever camped up there? I wonder if it is still snowed in...
yup, still too much snow as of sunday.
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:07 AM
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Try a little farther south and camp at the mouth of Arch Canyon (cross the stream and camp neear the rocks) - it would be a great bike ride (7 miles) to the end of the canyon and bike up to hotel rock. Then do any of the roads on Grand Mesa like McCloyd Canyon, Road Canyon, Etc. for some great hiking to ruins. Also drive the Snow Flats Road and then back to camp on Comb Ridge Road - ruins and art along the way but you need to know where to look for them.
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:06 AM
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The campsite Brian is describing at the mouth of Arch Canyon has a lot of shade. But don't drive the burb up the trail if you like its paint. The trees are very tight to the top. Here is my trip report from a few weeks ago. http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...ad.php?t=15428 you could definitely bike it to the top but be prepared for sand and possible ATV traffic.
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The place we camped in Beef Basin before CM09 had larger trees and shade. Robbie and Perry know that camp site, I think they have a name for it.

Also there is a great camp site close to the foot of the La Sals that had no snow on Thursday of last week.

It also has a pit toilet. It is well marked from the road but hidden and can accomodate 12+ vehicles, views are stunning if you take the short 50 yard hike back up behind the camp site.

Fisher Mesa camp ground. It is not on the map, but close to Bill Draw Camp ground.

If you stop at the visitors center in Moab and buy the Moab East Utah Trails topo map, purple cover, you can follow the kokopelli trail to Fisher Mesa trail head/Bull draw Camp ground..Once there physically, you can't miss the Fisher Mesa Camp site.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:41 PM
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Excellent. I am going to check these out.
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