I have a friend that was wanting to do Koko with some out of town friends that will be here for spring break. Problem is that's like March 21st-24th or something like that. Too early to do the high stuff in the La Sals (even this year probably).
I suggested an alternate plan of making base camp at Bitter Creek (or nearby) and doing a multi-day ride with parts of Koko but also actual single track! The group is also now growing and changing..... I think some may wanna do <15 miles a day, others probably want 35+. It's gonna be more of a social camping trip, not hardcore riding (for most) I think.
Day 3 is my struggle, and I haven't ridden Western Mesa or Arch Loop yet so I don't know what to expect on that day.
We will have a few non-riders that can SAG/shuttle
Here's what I was thinking. Mileages should be close to right but also include to/from camp etc.... basing it on COPMOBA RV map and Bikerpelli guide.
Koko Section 1 (Loma to RV) - 23 miles
Option: RV to Bitter Creek CG - 12 miles
SAG vehicle at RV, anyone that wants to be done for the day can shuttle back to camp.
Zion Curtain - 13.4 miles
Western Rim - 17.5 miles
Option: Add in Trail #2 to McDonald/Koko loop before starting WR - 4.9 miles
People can choose to ride anywhere from 13.4 to 35.8 miles this day.
Overlook Trail - 7.3 miles
Western Mesa - 6.5 miles
Arch Loop - 4.2 miles?
Koko back to camp - 4.1 miles.
This is only about 22 miles (but are they tough miles?). Options for more miles I'm kinda stuck..... Overlook in reverse instead of Koko back to camp should add a couple. Or you could do WR or Zion in reverse to add up to 15 more miles? I just hate suggesting repeating trails.
Camp to Section 3 start - 5.1 Miles?
Koko Section 3 - 13.4 Miles
Koko Section 4 - 10.2 Miles
Option: Koko Section 5 - 8.7 Miles (I know this section isn't terribly popular)
SAG could pickup riders at Cisco, McGraw or Dewey Bridge basically?
My thinking is this trip gives you a little of the Koko experience (ride all of sections 1-5) but also should be completely dry (probably already is), and also gives a bunch of great XC singletrack that Koko skips.
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