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Old 07-15-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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Who's been to Moab...and Yellowstone?

I'm heading south on a bit of a vacation in a couple weeks. Travelling from Canada down through Glacier Park, check out Yellowstone and then to Moab.

Im familiar with Glacier but any recommendations on Yellowstone or Moab would be awesome. For example, camp grounds...I'm more concerned with a view than having showers. Also mnt bike trails, hikes, as well as any wheeling along the way and Jeep trails in Moab.

I've been doing research online but interested in others personal experience.

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That will be a great trip. Make sure you have stuff lined up ahead of time. Yellowstone and Glacier both get full this time of year. Sometimes the hardest part is finding somewhere to stay...

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That will be a great trip. Make sure you have stuff lined up ahead of time. Yellowstone and Glacier both get full this time of year. Sometimes the hardest part is finding somewhere to stay...
Ya, that's an excellent point. I always end up in a poor camp ground because I don't like booking anything and being required to stick to a schedule! Maybe this year will be different.
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I just got back from Moab not too long ago, and am headed out to Colorado on Thursday. Buy this book. It is worth its weight in gold.

Guide to Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails: Charles A. Wells, Shelley Mayer: 9781934838068: Amazon.com: Books

If you have any specific questions, fire away. Also, you are going during a hot time, so be prepared!

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I just got back from Moab not too long ago, and am headed out to Colorado on Thursday. Buy this book. It is worth its weight in gold.

Guide to Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails: Charles A. Wells, Shelley Mayer: 9781934838068: Amazon.com: Books

If you have any specific questions, fire away. Also, you are going during a hot time, so be prepared!

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Hey thanks. The book is a great idea. I guess for specific questions, and I realize these are all subjective but...best camp ground, decent motel, trails to make sure I do, restaurants, guided tours ect.

And I realize it will be hot, I've been to Thailand 3 times and the gf has a condo in Phoenix so I've been there lots as well. My biggest concern with the heat is sleeping at night...I'm not sure if it cools down much?
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I just got back from Moab not too long ago, and am headed out to Colorado on Thursday. Buy this book. It is worth its weight in gold.

Guide to Moab, UT Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails: Charles A. Wells, Shelley Mayer: 9781934838068: Amazon.com: Books

If you have any specific questions, fire away. Also, you are going during a hot time, so be prepared!

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You must get the Moab book mentioned above. It has all the trails listed, along with difficulty, and best of all, the GPS coordinates. You will love Moab. You might also want to visit Arches while you are there and maybe Canyonlands.

There is a book called Wyoming Backroads by Marc Smith. It is like the Moab book but with all the trails of Wyoming. You can get it from Amazon. It contains an off-highway guide to Wyoming's best backcountry drives, 4wd routes and ATV trails. Aside from a few side roads in the Bridger-Teton National forest, unmodified 4x4's will have no problem negotiating the rougher roads. ATV usage is prohibited in the National Parks. There are miles of designated trails in the mountains east of the Grand Tetons National Park.
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I want to head to Moab again soon (haven't been for over 10 years). I was likely going to do Moab and Ouray, CO which isn't too far and is a great spot. Are you doing the trip alone? Don't count on it getting too cool at night unless you are at elevation. The valleys in all those states are cooking right now!
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Never done Yellowstone but have done Moab multiple times. X2 on that book mentioned above. Make sure you get the latest edition and I would also suggest getting in the spiral bound version. Lots of fun to be had there. Next trip I'm taking the bikes too.
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The Moab trails guide is great!

The Moab Trails Guide is a great resource to have for your trips to Moab! Don't leave home without it.
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I want to head to Moab again soon (haven't been for over 10 years). I was likely going to do Moab and Ouray, CO which isn't too far and is a great spot. Are you doing the trip alone? Don't count on it getting too cool at night unless you are at elevation. The valleys in all those states are cooking right now!
No other jeeps with me...just the gf. If its too hot I'm sure I can spring for a hotel with AC and a pool
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I believe it has been well over 100F lately in the Moab area. Plan accordingly, and be safe. Also make sure your rig is tip top.
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If anyone hasn't read 2000NYC's thread on his trip it's worth the time. Very cool.
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Yup, rig is about as trustworthy as any. My weak point is if my trailer blows a tire...maybe from the heat with highway travel. I don't have a spare (eek).



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I've been to Yellowstone the last 3 summers. Best Natl Park in lower 48. Glacier is good to hike across. Moab, this time of year, will be as hot as the sun. From Yellowstone go thru Flaming Gorge, shoot down Colorado 139 then 550 (million dollar hwy), do the trails near Ouray and Silverton, cut across to Moab (if you must) via Durango. Moab is better in April or October.
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Yup, rig is about as trustworthy as any. My weak point is if my trailer blows a tire...maybe from the heat with highway travel. I don't have a spare (eek).



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You don't have a spare for the trailer or the Jeep? If the trailer, get a can of fixaflat and a puncture kit. Should cost you no more than 20 bucks. I cannot stress water enough. You need 2 gallons per person per day AT LEAST, which means you need to have 3 gallons per person. also, have extra gas, at least 4 gallons (I prefer 8 or 10.) Get a box of high calorie candy bars/protein bars. Have a tarp and 550lb paracord (100ft.) Have a 10 pack of emergency blankets. Have a first aid kit, if traveling with a female, female products. Have a bottle of peroxide. Have a bottle of bleach or water purification tablets. If you can spare the money, buy a steri-pen, an invaluable item I think any traveling jeeper MUST have. Have a fire extinguisher. Top off your washer fluid. Make sure you have an air compressor, you WILL need to air down or you'll lose all your teeth. Have a cooler with ice, and buy blocked ice, not cubed ice. Also, buy a pack of bungie cords to tie all your luggage down. On those trails, everything will bounce around. Any other questions, don't hesitate to ask. I'm heading out to Ouray CO thursday night! Im putting 15000 miles on my JK this year JUST on adventures alone, but it's what the Jeep was made for.

BTW, I don't mean to dent your vacation plans, but IF you are in a time crunch, I would advise you to go to the San Juan mountains in colorado instead of yellowstone. Yellowstone is pretty, but as far as jeeping goes, Colorado, especially that part, is unbeatable.
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I just got back the end of June and it was awesom buy the book by Wells as was mentioned. I will say his trail rating is conservative. His easy rated trails are more then doable in a vw passat and his medium trails that I went on were pretty easy. Next time I go back I will explore some of the more difficult trails. I went solo and had no issues. It did get over 100* but no big deal as it is a dry heat lol. It cooled down fine at night and we camped and there is lots of free camping in the area.
What ever you do and I mean what ever you do go to the Moab brewery and have some of the over the top hefi beer. Perhaps the finest in existence.
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I just got back the end of June and it was awesom buy the book by Wells as was mentioned. I will say his trail rating is conservative. His easy rated trails are more then doable in a vw passat and his medium trails that I went on were pretty easy. Next time I go back I will explore some of the more difficult trails. I went solo and had no issues. It did get over 100* but no big deal as it is a dry heat lol. It cooled down fine at night and we camped and there is lots of free camping in the area.
What ever you do and I mean what ever you do go to the Moab brewery and have some of the over the top hefi beer. Perhaps the finest in existence.
Some are conservative, but it depends on conditions. Hurrah pass went from "passat easy" to 6" lifted truck on 35s getting swallowed by runoff. Also, a lot of trails are super easy (or easy) with one difficult obstacle (ie top of the world.) Some are difficult due to terrain (ie la sal pass.) Those rocks are small, but will easily shred a tire. The book should be treated as a guide (like GPS systems.) It is NOT a replacement for your brain. I would have been in very serious trouble (almost was) on La Sal pass because the book rated it moderate but I didn't account for conditions.
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I've been to Yellowstone the last 3 summers. Best Natl Park in lower 48. Glacier is good to hike across. Moab, this time of year, will be as hot as the sun. From Yellowstone go thru Flaming Gorge, shoot down Colorado 139 then 550 (million dollar hwy), do the trails near Ouray and Silverton, cut across to Moab (if you must) via Durango. Moab is better in April or October.
Funny how if a person lives close to a park it is no big deal as I am spoiled. I have been to YS no less then 20X's over the years as it is close by as is GNP. I will take Glacier any day but to enjoy Glacier you need to hike so by car YS is better but this time of year it is insane with tourists. I agree on Ouray, Silverton and Durango. I used to do Moab every year in March on the mountain bike and it is a great time to be there but I found it nicer the end of June as nobody was out on the trails.
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Yellowstone is awesome. The Lamar Valley and NE section is relatively tourist free, which is crazy because thats where a majority of the wild life is. Outside the NE Gate, past Cooke City is Beartooth Pass....IMO the most beautiful road in America. There are literally hundreds of glacial lakes full of trout, numerous hiking and biking trails, and a few nice offroad trails. I've spent years in the area (my family lives in (Red Lodge), and will be there in three weeks fishing a few lakes near Top Of The World, Mt.
If you check out the area, make sure you have a few people, make lots of noise, and carry bear spray......LOTS of grizzlies in the area.
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I've been to Yellowstone the last 3 summers. Best Natl Park in lower 48. Glacier is good to hike across. Moab, this time of year, will be as hot as the sun. From Yellowstone go thru Flaming Gorge, shoot down Colorado 139 then 550 (million dollar hwy), do the trails near Ouray and Silverton, cut across to Moab (if you must) via Durango. Moab is better in April or October.
Thanks. I appreciate the route recommendations bud. I realize that it's better when it's not so hot but I have 25 days off and want to go so ill have to deal with the heat.
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Yellowstone is awesome. The Lamar Valley and NE section is relatively tourist free, which is crazy because thats where a majority of the wild life is. Outside the NE Gate, past Cooke City is Beartooth Pass....IMO the most beautiful road in America. There are literally hundreds of glacial lakes full of trout, numerous hiking and biking trails, and a few nice offroad trails. I've spent years in the area (my family lives in (Red Lodge), and will be there in three weeks fishing a few lakes near Top Of The World, Mt.
If you check out the area, make sure you have a few people, make lots of noise, and carry bear spray......LOTS of grizzlies in the area.
Both Beartooth and Chief Joseph are truely must do especially on a motorcycle. I hit them every year either coming or going to Sturgis. Never get tired of them. I usually recommend carrying a large bag of bacon grease with you when hiking so you will get a good photo op with the bears...
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You don't have a spare for the trailer or the Jeep? If the trailer, get a can of fixaflat and a puncture kit. Should cost you no more than 20 bucks. I cannot stress water enough. You need 2 gallons per person per day AT LEAST, which means you need to have 3 gallons per person. also, have extra gas, at least 4 gallons (I prefer 8 or 10.) Get a box of high calorie candy bars/protein bars. Have a tarp and 550lb paracord (100ft.) Have a 10 pack of emergency blankets. Have a first aid kit, if traveling with a female, female products. Have a bottle of peroxide. Have a bottle of bleach or water purification tablets. If you can spare the money, buy a steri-pen, an invaluable item I think any traveling jeeper MUST have. Have a fire extinguisher. Top off your washer fluid. Make sure you have an air compressor, you WILL need to air down or you'll lose all your teeth. Have a cooler with ice, and buy blocked ice, not cubed ice. Also, buy a pack of bungie cords to tie all your luggage down. On those trails, everything will bounce around. Any other questions, don't hesitate to ask. I'm heading out to Ouray CO thursday night! Im putting 15000 miles on my JK this year JUST on adventures alone, but it's what the Jeep was made for.

BTW, I don't mean to dent your vacation plans, but IF you are in a time crunch, I would advise you to go to the San Juan mountains in colorado instead of yellowstone. Yellowstone is pretty, but as far as jeeping goes, Colorado, especially that part, is unbeatable.
Ya no spare for the trailer. I just finished it but need a few things for completing it...like a spare. Lol

I sincerely appreciate the advice as I haven't done a trip like this before. I'm an avid adventure racer so I'm familiar with wilderness safety and survival but never in the desert. I've done jungle treks in Thailand but always with a guide.

Ill definately do some research on the San Juan mnts. The trip is as much for hiking and mnt biking as it is for jeeping. Just need to find a balance within the time I'm away.
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Both Beartooth and Chief Joseph are truely must do especially on a motorcycle. I hit them every year either coming or going to Sturgis. Never get tired of them. I usually recommend carrying a large bag of bacon grease with you when hiking so you will get a good photo op with the bears...
The Chief Joe is amazing as well. I was gonna post some of my pics from last year and a pdf of my area map, but Im too lazy tonight. The Griz are thick as flies this year, theres usually 5-6 yearly in the Red Lodge area, this year they've counted more than 30....but the wolves are getting to be a bigger problem in the area. Last year we had a pack of about 12 around our camp...a little unnerving in the back country.
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The Chief Joe is amazing as well. I was gonna post some of my pics from last year and a pdf of my area map, but Im too lazy tonight. The Griz are thick as flies this year, theres usually 5-6 yearly in the Red Lodge area, this year they've counted more than 30....but the wolves are getting to be a bigger problem in the area. Last year we had a pack of about 12 around our camp...a little unnerving in the back country.
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Moab is awesome and great and everything but as others have said, this time of the year, it will be scorching and wouldn't be as enjoyable as if you were to go in early spring. That not to say that it won't be a blast, just won't be as good as it could. Yellowstone is my vote, but if you were seeking off road adventures (serous ones), Colorado is the place to be. My dream trip that I promised my self I would take before I get a girlfriend is a cross country trip from Michigan to Moab, and stop in Colorado for a couple days, and stay in Moab for a week, and go back to Colorado again. It would be a 2-3 week trip, and a trip I think every Jeeper (who lives in the lower 48 )should take. Good luck with your decision and have fun! And remember, pictures!
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Bah to all you saying its too hot. I go TO Moab to get away from the heat and humidity. LOL! With that said:

I've been every year for the past 4 years during July. I got back two weeks ago and am going back this week in our Grand Cherokee.

Hotel. I've had luck with the La Quinta in town. Always clean and friendly and no issues at all.

Camping. I'm guessing tent camping? BLM land along the CO river is first come first serve and can fill up. Sand Flats area has camp grounds and you're right there for Fins and Things and Hells Revenge. Horsethief Campground is BLM, 15 bucks a night and a few miles from Island in the Sky and I guarantee that it won't be full. They have over 50 sites. You'll have at least 40 to choose from. Or hit the Island visitor center, pay $30 for a backcountry permit, pick a site along the White Rim and knock out some great views, 4x4 roads and camping all in one shot.

Food. Moab Diner is good. So is Zax Pizza. Stay away from Eddie McStiffs and the seafood places. I tries Eddies twice and it sucked and this last time a local told me to stay away as well.

Hiking. Island in the Sky has plenty. As does Needles, but it's further south, so plan to do it on the way to or from Moab if you go that way. Arches NP has some hiking as well.

Mountain Biking. Bringing your own or renting? If renting, I recommend Chili Pepper bikes. As for trails, LOL! Moab is the Mecca of mtn biking so the possibilities are endless and depends on your level of skill.

If you have specific questions, ask away. There's a wealth of knowledge here and I'll help if I can. My travels there include off roading, mountain biking, hiking and rappelling.
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I'll add my .02 for Colorado as well. Durango is 3 hours from Moab. Go to SKA Brewery (better than Moab brew, BTW). Head north from Durango on 550 for 1 hour and you're in Silverton. Then drive the Alpine Loop. You can camp at Grizzly Gulch (free) or American Basin (free) and go hike a 14er (Handies for example).

Drive Imogene Pass.

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We stayed off-park at Yellowstone in early June. Best campground was Upper Coffee Pot. Right on the river (literally 30 feet away) and in amongst the trees. Saw a lot of birds and there is an Osprey aerie on the other side of the river.

About 20 miles south of the West entrance but well worth the drive in.

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South of Yellowstone on the east side of Jackson Hole is national forest land you can camp on for free, it's close to Jackson, and there is really easy wheeling in the area. Send me a PM if you need to know more info than the maps shows exactly how to get to the designated free area...



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The Gros Ventre (pronounced grow vont) campground inside Grand Teton National Park is never completely full as far as I know and you should be able to stay there as well.

If you go this route, the Mangy Moose in Teton Village is a fun place, and you should not miss the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar across from the town square in Jackson. If you need a motel in town, you might try the Antlers a block south of the town square. Jackson has daily gunfights and almost daily rodeo. The boardwalk sidewalks are a nice touch as is the antler passageways into town square.

I don't recommend the Microtel in Moab, unless you really like small rooms as in microscopic. Was clean though!

If you go to Moab, be sure to head out to Dead Horse Point. Just before the entrance station for the state park, a road takes off to the left and drops down to the Green River near Moab. It's an easy 4x4 trip, is a wide self road most of the way down to the bottom, and something you will not soon forget! Here is a link you will want to see... Long Canyon Road

While your in the Moab area, another easy scenic trip is in Canyonlands National Park. The specific trail I'm recommending has no official name that I'm aware of, but it starts near the Needles entrance to CNP at the campground if I remember correctly. The trail heads out to the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers. After about a 4 or 5 mile 4x4 road, the confluence requires about 1/2 mile each way easy hike. If you go this time of year, It's going to be HOT! The rangers will direct you to the trail head.
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We've done Moab and Yellowstone over the last couple of years. Folks are right about the Beartooth Pass and Chief Joseph Hwy, both are incredible. Cooke City is neat little town at the NE Entrance, try Miner's Saloon for pizza or burgers.

If you can stand the heat Moab will be great. Not sure how much hiking you'll do but there is a lot to see even on short ones. Arches is amazing and just spending an evening there would be great. Needles is remote, there is a campground outside the entrance, just be nice to Terry.

I'm big on having books on where I travel, these are good:

Yellowstone Trails by Mark Marschall (got it a VC in Yellowstone)
Canyonlands and Vicinty by Michael Kelsey at Amazon All Kelsey's books are good!

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