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    TW200 Arches National Park Ranger?

    We are vacationing in AZ and UT and today at Arches National Park I saw a TW200 coming out of an "Authorized Use Only" road. Was wondering if it belonged to one of our forum members. Looked like it was 2003 through 2005 silver and black color combo. Just wondering. Would be a great bike for a park ranger. We're traveling in an RV, but unfortunately don't have my bike with me.
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    The only Authorized Park Personnel bike that I know of is in the Great Smokeys National Park where one of our members commutes on a TW200 to his volunteer job at an historic water mill demonstration site. Had and interesting chat with him about his commute of something like 25 miles one way on a primitive road so curvaceous and steep that it is only open to downhill traffic. Try that on a rainy day. The TW is a great utility bike for a park situation so maybe Uncle Sam bought one for Arches.
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    If the authorized personal road you are talking about is the one between the entrance and just past the fee booth, that could be cnha personal or volunteer people.
    They use that road to bypass all the people in line.
    My wife worked there for almost 15 years, till she transferred up to I sky. Before they built the bypass road, she would have to wait in line to get to work for 45 minutes sometimes. And the park doesn't have any tw200's.
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    Just for the record here's the bike with official status in the Great Smokeys. Its owner is a wonderful guy who gives a lot for other people's enjoyment of the park.
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    Bad luck - that is definitely the road I saw the bike come out of. Personnel would definitely benefit from using that road. He was very cautious cutting across the lanes of traffic waiting to get into the park. What a great place to work and a great bike for that commute. Thanks for the insight. I saw a bunch of bikes and Jeeps on the White Rim Trail yesterday. I gotta do that ride someday.
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