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This half-hour roundtrip through Kane Creek Canyon on a 200cc Yamaha TW200 includes only motor, road, and wind noise, and is 99.44% uncut, only trimmed at the return point and one rest stop. This isn't a highlight reel, it's just a sedate ride winding through the canyon on a gravel road.

Going west out of Moab on Kane Creek Blvd, the road follows the south bank of the Colorado River and passes trailheads for Moab Rim and Pritchett Canyon 4x4 trails before the pavement runs out. The well graded gravel winds its way up Kane Creek Canyon, with eventual access to trails including Hurrah Pass, Chicken Corners, and Lockhart Basin among others.

This same ride took us across Hurrah Pass and out to the end of the Chicken Corners trail. Videos of this portion of the route have been posted above.

I admit, I watch your video at 2x speed. It made the TW seem like a sportsbike haha. I've been on that road one time on a ride to Chicken Corners and I just don't remember going through Kane Creek with water. Probably did but just don't remember. I actually thought the nasty water crossing I heard about was closer to town on the paved section where the "Dip" signs were. I learn't supp'in. One day I hope to ride Lockhart Basin and Kane Springs Trail (skipping Pritchet Canyon haha) which would land me on this road again. I'd do Chicken Corners again too someday. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Discussion Starter · #22 ·
One day I hope to ride Lockhart Basin and Kane Springs Trail (skipping Pritchet Canyon haha) which would land me on this road again.
If you can load up Google Earth, look for a different Tombstone Rock on the south side of the canyon highway. You'll find that Pritchett Canyon is within a stones throw from Kane Creek Canyon.

I'll have to try the video at a faster speed. It is a long slog, not meant so much for most of us with typical short attention spans. I figured it may be of interest to those who just want to experience the smooth ride, like maybe when there's two feet of snow on the ground. It took about 5 minutes to edit, compared to just a wee bit more for the Chicken Corners vid previous...

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Another installment from the April 2021 Moab trip, this ride was the first part of a long day that included Bull Canyon, Gemini Bridges, Long Canyon and, for some of our group, the Shafer Trail.

Legend has it that if you roll your tires over the Gooney Bird's toes, you'll have good luck. Another competing legend of equal dubiosity states that doing so will bring you bad luck. None of us are superstitious, so we had nothing to worry about, knock on wood. Well, I did almost plow into Admiral, so that's bad luck, right? On the other hand, I safely stopped in time, so that's good luck, I guess. You may wonder whether we rode over Gooney's toes or not. Only his manicurist knows for sure.

Bull Canyon had a few minor technical challenges in the form of rock ledges, steep hills, and rock ledges on steep hills. From Bull Canyon, a short hike leads to the undersides of Gemini Bridges, though none of us chose to do the hike this day. The road to the top of Gemini Bridges was uneventful except for numerous motor vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians, so it didn't make the final cut. I would have to get an overwhelming amount of requests for the missing footage, say more than seven, before uploading it.
 

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This video covers my first ride in Moab, riding with Appleguy. We took an afternoon run east out of the Willow Springs dispersed campground, and went as far as the Double Arch trailhead in Arches National Park.

 
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