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Old 04-06-2015, 05:06 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by TooTallTom View Post
skigramp - You are correct. I should have been more specific. What I am asking is in general would you drive a class A on some gravel roads in Utah.

The route I am specifically asking about is:
- Take I70 exit 131, cnty road 332 (on the north).
- Turn south of the exit and then take the west frontage road called Temple Mt Rd
- Turn right on cnty road 322
- That meets upwith cnty road 1012 and continue south.

My question in general is would you stay only on paved roads or how far off the beaten path would you take an MH assuming fairly smooth gravel roads?


Our traveling partners this past week were going to leave Temple Mtn Junction (near Goblin Valley on the south end) and exit at I70. The Temple Mountain Road is only paved a few miles north of that valley and turns to dirt shortly past Temple Mountain.

I took I70 west of SR24 (instead of going through Green River and Price to get to SLC) and saw that the Temple Mtn road was dirt on the north end, too.

There is a real campground with showers at Goblin Valley, but it's usually full.
There is primitive (vault toilets and a smooth gravel lot) at Temple Mountain, and numerous side roads where you can boondock along Temple Mtn, Goblin Valley, and Wild Horse roads.

I took my 29' C from the Goblin Valley SP road onto the Wild Horse Rd (1013) to hike Ding and Dang slot canyons. I guess my limit is 10-15 miles.

Behind The Reef wasn't so good, but still doable, and we saw quite a few A's, C's, TT's, and 5er's back there.

We took my buddy's pickup to access Crack and Chute. You'd hike and extra mile to access the canyons. You could also hike overland from the Wild Horse Rd to access them from the south.

Fairly smooth gravel, 20-30 miles, depending on dust. I can tolerate more than my wifey.
Washboard, 5-10 miles.

We were told there were rockfalls and the road was impassible, otherwise, we'd have tried the Cockscomb/Cottonwood Wash road. We took my buddy's pickup about 6mi down Cottonwood to hike the Round Valley Draw, which was my daughter's favorite slot. That distance would have been doable in a 30' A or C.

We traveled a lot of the Hole in the Rock road to access Peekaboo and Spooky slots and it was good 26 miles south of SR12. Again, took the pickup, but the MH would have been doable.

We also climbed Lucky Charms, 26mi south of Hanksville on SR24. There wasn't much of a turnoff, you might want to park a few miles farther south and hike or hitchhike to the slot. It was pretty incredible. We took it counter-clockwise, which involved more climbing. One fluted crack was probably a 5.7.

PM me if you want any more slot canyon beta.

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