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    New question here. White Rim Trial distances

    We are thinking about cutting back our time on the White Rim Trail route from 3 nights 4 days to 2 nights 3 days. We are doing the trip clockwise starting out at the Visitor Center and traveling to Murphy B campsite the first day. It is approx 45 miles of riding the first day. Traveling to Labyrinth Campsite the 2nd day and then traveling out on the 3rd day.

    Question: Are these plans feasible? Please provide any comments or advice. Thanks
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    That makes for a killer first day...

    Most people that ride the Rim clockwise in 3 days typically stay at Gooseberry the first night, and Potato Bottom the second night. Stopping at Murphy means 45 miles the first day (more if you take the spur to White Crack) and then ending with that killer climb up Murphy. Your second 2 days would be pretty small compared to the first. I'd probably try to make the first day a little smaller, if it were me.

    Quote Originally Posted by biketuc
    We are thinking about cutting back our time on the White Rim Trail route from 3 nights 4 days to 2 nights 3 days. We are doing the trip clockwise starting out at the Visitor Center and traveling to Murphy B campsite the first day. It is approx 45 miles of riding the first day. Traveling to Labyrinth Campsite the 2nd day and then traveling out on the 3rd day.

    Question: Are these plans feasible? Please provide any comments or advice. Thanks
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    We camped our first night at airport (about a 25 mile ride). The next night we rode to hardscrabble bottom (about 45 miles and ending on an awesome descent after a long climb). That campsite was amazing right on the river. The last day was only abou 10 or 15 miles, which was nice because the last climb is brutal. I would definately reccommend doing this route. It pretty much makes it a two day ride witht eh leisure of a three day ride.

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    Thanks

    We are locked into our original campsites. Once we get there, we will see if there are any openings. We are staying at Goosebury, then Murphy. The third day we will start early and try to climb out. Thanks for all the replies.

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