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    Late March in Utah

    Planning for next year's spring break !

    We will be driving down from Alberta. How far south would we have to go to get good weather and good biking in late March on a typical year? Would there be biking in Salt Lake City that time of year? Are Moab and Fruita good to go or would we have to go all the way to St. George?

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    Moab and Fruita are almost always good to go in late March, just not the really high alpine trails above 7500. SLC area is usually not ready yet. St. George area is almost guaranteed to be good that time of year.

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    I just got back from the Gooseberry area. It was in good shape, pretty dry and was fine in a long sleeve flannel shirt. It's a bit wet and cool compared to a normal year. Moab was about 5 degrees cooler. Check out weather dot com or something and make note of what the weather is now. In a normal year, it's likely to be a bit drier and a bit warmer.
    Park City ski area got 6" of snow Tuesday and another 3 storms are lined up....even Salt Lake will be wet for a while.

    Once you get south on I15, Moab and St. George are the same distance from the turn off for Moab at the town of Scipio.

    Saw a bunch of cars and trailers heading back to Alberta and Saskatchewan on the drive back up toward Salt Lake City! Break must be over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mLeier View Post
    Planning for next year's spring break !

    We will be driving down from Alberta. How far south would we have to go to get good weather and good biking in late March on a typical year? Would there be biking in Salt Lake City that time of year? Are Moab and Fruita good to go or would we have to go all the way to St. George?
    Fruita will be totally GTG, everything in Moab will be fine except the upper sections of TWE. If TWE is on the agenda you should be able to start at Kokopelli or even Hazard most likely which is still awesome.

    SLC may or may not be rideable and will have to be a game time decision. Avenues BST/Bobsled and Draper are worth a stop if dry.

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    Once you get south on I15, Moab and St. George are the same distance from the turn off for Moab at the town of Scipio.
    Except to get to Moab from SLC you should take US-6 East at Spanish Fork. Taking 15 all the way down to Scipio before heading east adds a full hour to the drive (3.5 vs 4.5).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMCDan View Post
    Except to get to Moab from SLC you should take US-6 East at Spanish Fork. Taking 15 all the way down to Scipio before heading east adds a full hour to the drive (3.5 vs 4.5).
    That's true. I was ambivalent about destination until just north of Scipio. A last check of weather sent me south.

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