The more states I’m traveling to, the more beautiful it’s getting. I’ve only covered a narrow swath of Utah over the last couple days and I know there are parts I missed that are even better. This is one amazing state. To many people watching, this trip looks like a “bucket list” kind of thing, which it sort of is, but I’m also filling a bigger bucket with places I want to go back to and explore in depth with Elsa. I know I won’t be able to see it all in the few days I’ll be in each state. Just southern Utah would need a week to 10 days.
Back on Tuesday (7/6/16) I went 400+ miles in 10 hours from Las Vegas Nv. back through Duck Creek Village Ut. where I rode with Luke and on to Utah Highway 12. It’s 120 miles long and starts near the Bryce Canyon NP and ends near the Capitol Reef NP in Torrey Ut. There is even a sign that warns motorcyclist of 100 miles of curves. 🙂 What they should warn of are the tar strips that like to pick your line for you in those hundreds of 20 and 30 mph corners. One of it’s passes is even at 9700 ft elevation , that’s the highest I’ve been on a bike…. so far. Ut 12 should be given a full day and an empty SD card for the camera to explore it correctly. It’s truley spectacular! I know of at least one great dirt road called the Burr Trail, it was recommended to me by several of my friends but there just wasn’t enough hours in the day. I didn’t even get to explore Bryce and Capitol Reef like I wanted, so the few photos from there are pulled off google.
This September will be the National Super Tenere rally just east of Zion NP, I know the guys that make it will be in for a real treat!
Here is the slide show, enjoy!