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    Winter riding in Moab?

    My brother lives in Denver and is expecting his first child in early Jan so I'm planning visit and was hoping to get some riding in too. I've read a lot about awesome Moab is, so I was wondering how rideable it is in Jan/Feb?

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    It all depends on how bad the winter is. Moab gets cold in the winter, but it's usually sunny. If it snows, which is fairly common in Jan/Feb, ice and snow can stick around in the shady areas for weeks. Sunny areas melt out quickly, so some of the lower elevation trails can be rideable. It's best to check with the local shops as close to your trip as possible.

    Also, the drive from Denver to Moab can be nasty in the winter. It's 5-6 hours, in good weather. I-70 gets up above 10,000 feet in a few spots.
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    Got it, thanks!

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