Admiral, Sounds good. I won't worry about a KOA reservation. Hope all goes well on the next "3/4."
in 2016 a dozen or more of us stayed at Archview campground a few miles north of Moab proper we also had a "dry camp" aprx a mile north in free federal land and folks could run to Archview for showers etc if desiredTill Death Dual Us Sport™;955092 said:I'm in! Marked on my calendar.
I am incredibly excited about this! It is a definite bucket list item.
I read through the entire thread and it sounds like most, or at least some of you, prefer to rent a cabin. I like (free) dispersed/yellow post camping. Does anyone else go this route? I noticed Admiral mentioned something similar.
Is there a general area I need to focus on? GPS coordinates to go off of? Obviously I need to camp someplace close to you guys. This will be my first trip to Moab so any help/tips/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Oh yeah, how much extra fuel should I bring? Would a 5 gallon Jerry Can suffice?
Thanks for the info! It looks like such a good time. I used Archview as a center point to check the surrounding BLM. There's no shortage of it, that's for sure! The tent icon is Archview. The yellow is BLM.in 2016 a dozen or more of us stayed at Archview campground a few miles north of Moab proper we also had a "dry camp" aprx a mile north in free federal land and folks could run to Archview for showers etc if desired
Archview has a small store and gas station as well as deluxe cabins, rustic cabins, RV and regular tenting sites and it's about 7 miles to down town Moab for real grocery stores and restaurants
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It is people that travel long distance, some of them around the world even. Mostly on adventure bikes.Till Death Dual Us Sport™;955076 said:What is this Horizons Unlimited you speak of?
Just north of Archview you'll see BLM Road 378 aka Willow Springs Road heading east off 191 you'll see a cleared area on the left although the area is mostly open tundra. This was the dry camp in 2016 and I believe in 2015 as wellTill Death Dual Us Sport™;955104 said:
I see the exact spot you're talking about Dropped a pin and saved for future reference.Just north of Archview you'll see BLM Road 378 aka Willow Springs Road heading east off 191 you'll see a cleared area on the left although the area is mostly open tundra. This was the dry camp in 2016 and I believe in 2015 as well
Willow Springs (possibly Willow Creek Rd I forget) is a direct route east into The Arches National Park and directly across 191 are roads / trails leading to incredible rock climbs, slick rock and other forms of riding only limited by your imagination
Attendees are about evenly split between primitive camping off of Willow Springs Road and a formal private campground like Archview with it's gas station, mini-mart, showers, hook-ups and cabins.
The primitive camping has become more popular with all visitors, thus has become more crowded, and of necessity more regulated along Willow Springs. However there we all camp close to each other with nightly campfires and the associated camaraderie that really adds to the experience and builds lasting friendships. Easier to plan the next day's outing too .
If one really wants to ruffle some yuppie feathers by firing up the TWs every morning there is halfway between Archview and Willow Springs is a glamping ( glamorous camping) facility where you can spend $300 a night to sleep in one of their luxury tents. Heavens knows what they would think of us motorcycle hooligans.
I shall primitive camp once again mostly self-sufficient; cook in camp, shower and re-fuel at Archview. Typically one day we all get together at a nice Moab restaurant for a meal and visit.
No offense intended – Given that I have little idea of what I’m getting into on this whole “Moab” trip, I just felt that a little “independence” was called for, both on your behalf as much as for myself. This way, if I decide that I’m too battered and bruised from the previous day, I can hole up in my cabin for the next day without causing any inconvenience to the other people out there, including yourself.I offered purple a room in our basement, but he prefers to rent his own cabin.
But I can offer the space to someone else, or you can park your trailer or rv alongside the house and plug into the house. Of course the house will be available for use of the restrooms. If anyone is interested, let me know.
It's within walking distance of downtown.
I've had Bugs Bunny before (delicious) I've yet to chomp down on Rocky.