Are you going through Colorado? If you are, I'd stop by Grand Junction on the way. Exit @ Horizon DR, head towards the airport and take the roundabout that's heading South in front of the airport. From there, I believe it's the 2nd or 3rd right (you'll know by driving just past "Leightner Poma" building on the right. Once you're on this road it takes you by the West fence of the airport. Once you hit dirt/packed sand, you can unload your bike LEGALLY on BLM land and ride for 30+ miles West (hundreds of thousand of acres) and just explore. Every weekend people bring their bikes to race or explore. Make sure you don't run out of gas. Moab will be crowded pretty much as soon as it warms up. Hotels are WAAAYYY overpriced for being dumps IF you can get a room. Moab will be technical riding (rocks) without much space to really open 'em up without law enforcement harassment. Grand Junction/BLM is vast with some rocks but more opportunity to ride/jump really nice hills, rocks and be able to get to areas where you can run WOT. Do yourself and make the stop then continue on to MOAB so you can get a feel for what you prefer.