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Old 03-15-2012, 02:57 PM
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Default UTAH: Beef Basin Rd into Needles District

I have been about 5 miles down Beef Basin Rd, but never all the way to Canyonlands. How is the scenery back there as compared to Lockhart Basin Rd (one of my favorites)? Can a stock rig make it all the way to Devil's Kitchen?
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:00 PM
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It's beautiful!!! pictures of that area start on about post 60 of this thread http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...t=16808&page=3

Yes a stock truck can do it, there are a few little things down towards Devil's Kitchen but if you've run E-Hill before then you've seen the worst of it. Might want sliders if you take the 100.. but you probably wouldn't need them, depends on how slow & careful you want to be.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:52 PM
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Agreed. Stock truck should be fine.

The scenery is different at every turn, and varies from red desert bluffs (like Lockhart), to brown (beefy) basins, to high country pine forest, to beautiful sandstone canyons and rock formations. I think part of the appeal to heading back into Beef Basin or Devil's Kitchen is the feeling that you are really going deep into the bush. You don't really see anyone for miles and miles and miles. Devil's Kitchen is extra special, but it's all worth the trip and the miles you cover to get into places that very few people go.
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Awesome. We are going to be in a rental Suburban, so I don't want to beat the truck up too bad. I would really like to make it to Devil's Kitchen...I assume that the only way to get there is from the south (Beef Basin)?

Plenty of camping back in there?

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Rental suburban? lol.. It'll be a tight fit through SOB hill and hopefully it's not dug out complicating no clearance and super long WB. You need a permit from Canyonlands to camp at DK and there are 4-5 spaces iirc.

I dunno if i'd take a rental suburban. I think most of us were thinking a stock cruiser. I've run my stock 80 back there being careful and just scraping up the stock running boards. I had slightly better than street tires with nitto AT's. I'd be worried about flimsy street tires.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:31 AM
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Agreed- I was thinking stock cruiser, not a rental Suburban. I bet you would wiggle up SOB hill but it would be a chore, many shifts to reverse to 1 to reverse to 1 to reverse to 1... but then after the high speed meadow there are quite a few little tricky spots on the way to Devil's Kitchen.. a couple more tight corners too. May be tough with the super LWB and low clearance.
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I'd try it in a rental suburban

but seriously...

I think if you went into devil's kitchen in the suburban from the south entrance, you'd be able to fall down SOB hill. getting back up would have me worried.. especially if you are by yourself. Getting out the normal way would also have me worried.

Now heading into beef basin you'll be good I think.
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I'd try it in a rental suburban

but seriously...

I think if you went into devil's kitchen in the suburban from the south entrance, you'd be able to fall down SOB hill. getting back up would have me worried.. especially if you are by yourself. Getting out the normal way would also have me worried.

Now heading into beef basin you'll be good I think.
Actually, I think he'd be able to fall down Bobby's Hole. Getting up and out of SOB might be an SOB. He'd do some serious dragging around the Silver Stairs and that section after it too, not to mention that last big hill to climb out. Wouldn't take a stock Burb.
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Actually, I think he'd be able to fall down Bobby's Hole. Getting up and out of SOB might be an SOB. He'd do some serious dragging around the Silver Stairs and that section after it too, not to mention that last big hill to climb out. Wouldn't take a stock Burb.
Yes, Bobbys hole, not SOB. I STILL MESS THAT UP!!!!!

I agree, no stock burb back there.

and I was kidding on me taking the rental suburban. It'd be another good way to understand the finer print in the rental policy that you never want to know about
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What about a Jeep Compass?
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