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    What is the season in Vernal? Can you ride there during the winter?

    How far of a drive is it from Heber?

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    ~4 hours from SLC to Vernal, so something just over 3 hours from Heber IMO.

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    Man you must drive slow to get there in 4 hrs from SLC. Vernal is 1:50-2:00 tops from Heber. Just did it under 2hrs from Midway the other day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alta825
    Man you must drive slow to get there in 4 hrs from SLC. Vernal is 1:50-2:00 tops from Heber. Just did it under 2hrs from Midway the other day...
    @ +- the speedlimit - trust me 4 hours from the west side of the SL valley is accurate. Google maps suggests longer but we've done it in ~4.

    Anyway...

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    2hrs 10min says mapquest
    http://www.mapquest.com/maps?1c=Hebe...c=Vernal&2s=ut

    I'm guessing winter riding is similar to Moab or Fruita, very weather dependent.
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    Vernal is much colder than Fruita or Moab. It is just about the coldest town in Utah. It is also much cooler in the summer. Go to Moab Feb-May and again Nov-Dec., but Vernal is much nicer in the summer 10-15 cooler than Moab. We've been riding in Vernal up until this week. Probably won't be riding again until March.

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    Vernal gets socked in with fog sometimes and the highs only reach single digits in the winter. If that doesn't bother you go for it.

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    Avg highs are maybe 6-8 degrees colder than Moab or Fruita but in terms of moisture it's very similar. It will be much more rideable than Heber that's for sure if you are just looking for a quick day trip when jonesing to ride something. Just depends how much a problem you have with riding in the cold. Probably similar to riding Stansbury in the winter here, some nice days, some brutal cold where you wouldn't want to be out. Regardless, St G is the place to be over any of the above options if you are talking about a full weekend trip.
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