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    Skyline Drive, Utah

    I know many states have a Skyline Drive, but Utah has one of the highest.
    From about 9000ft to almost 11000ft in elevation. Since I had to go over to Mt Pleasant, to get some work done on the van, I thought I would bring the tdub along and enjoy the cool mountain air.
    The guys where I dropped off the van told me that there was still too much snow on Skyline Drive southbound, but I could ride north on it, so I proceeded north on U.S. 89 to Fairview then east on highway 31 and then north on Skyline Drive to the end at U.S. 6.
    The next day when the van was finished and I loaded up the bike and headed back home I passed the southbound entrance of Skyline Drive and it was open after all.
    I'm definitely going to go back and ride the southern portion, probably in early September, if anyone else wants to join me you're welcome.
    Some people say it is the second best scenic dirt road in Utah, with the White Rim Trail being the first, I guess I'll see for myself in September.
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    Think bad luck must have the best Skyline Drive
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    Skyline Drive has been on my to do list for a couple of years, but I haven't made it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad luck View Post
    I know many states have a Skyline Drive, but Utah has one of the highest.
    From about 9000ft to almost 11000ft in elevation. Since I had to go over to Mt Pleasant, to get some work done on the van, I thought I would bring the tdub along and enjoy the cool mountain air.
    The guys where I dropped off the van told me that there was still too much snow on Skyline Drive southbound, but I could ride north on it, so I proceeded north on U.S. 89 to Fairview then east on highway 31 and then north on Skyline Drive to the end at U.S. 6.
    The next day when the van was finished and I loaded up the bike and headed back home I passed the southbound entrance of Skyline Drive and it was open after all.
    I'm definitely going to go back and ride the southern portion, probably in early September, if anyone else wants to join me you're welcome.
    Some people say it is the second best scenic dirt road in Utah, with the White Rim Trail being the first, I guess I'll see for myself in September.
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    I'm glad to see that it's open already, Bad Luck. it's been a pretty dry winter here.

    I did the southern ride a couple years ago from Fairview to I-70 and back just before the first big snowstorm of the winter. It was a really long ride, but the scenery was well worth it. I was going to ride from Hwy 6 to I-70 and back in the next few weeks. Fall would be the best time, though. Here's a pic from my last ride.

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    Nice pictures Moabman, I wish I could have stayed a little longer and went down to I70 and back, but I didn't have time.
    If I remember your up near SLC right?

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    I've been wanting to ride that road for a while, but I haven't made it there yet. All of Utah is awesome.
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    It's really spectacular in the Fall, lots of Aspens. Also lots of side trails to explore and some loops off it. Definitely one of the most scenic rides in Utah. The giant aspens are above Mayfield:

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    One has some carvings from 1914!!!!!

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    Yeah, I'm in the Provo area. I love to ride my TW, and thankfully, Utah has tons of different kinds of trails to choose from.
    I'd love to ride Skyline again soon while it's still green instead of the fall colors. I might take my fly rod and see if I can get a grayling or two in one of the lakes up there.
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