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    Zion to moab

    Hi we are over from England the first week in November and will be traveling from Zion to Moab and we have a day that we could ride. I was looking at Thunder Mountain which looks ok but are there any other good alternatives along the route and also stores to rent bikes.

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    Yes, Thunder Mountain is a good stop-over on the way from Zion to Moab. Well worth doing.
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    I second KRob re Thunder Mtn. It's between Zion and Bryce an offers a unique opportunity to ride a bike among Bryce-like "Hoodoos". Certainly nothing like it in the UK! You can rent bikes in Springdale (Zion) and do the whole thing as a day trip (as we've done multiple times). Thunder Mtn is a scenic 90 min drive from Springdale.

    A nice loop is to start at the Red Cyn Visitor Ctr, ride up the paved bike trail toward Bryce and then turn southwest to the trailhead which will take you back to the Visitor Ctr. Beautiful scenery the entire way as the trail winds thru forest and over ridges and thru hoodoos. Lotsa fun! Recommend a clockwise loop so the last section will be a steep downhill rather than an insufferable climb. Ride is ~16 miles with ~2000 ft elevation gain.


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    some hoodoos

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    view from the top, you descend thru the canyon in the middle
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    Thank you both for the input the scenery looks amazing can't wait to get there.

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    Just bear in mind that, at that altitude, you could very easily get socked in with some snow. Pack, and plan, accordingly.
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    Will smoke from the Brian Head fire be a problem? Virgin Rim is a good option down there too at high elevation to stay out of the heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drboudreaux View Post
    Will smoke from the Brian Head fire be a problem? Virgin Rim is a good option down there too at high elevation to stay out of the heat.
    In November? I sure hope they put the last 5 to 10 percent out by then. The VRRT will most likely have snow on it then. It is at 9000+ feet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PiousInquisitor View Post
    In November? I sure hope they put the last 5 to 10 percent out by then. The VRRT will most likely have snow on it then. It is at 9000+ feet.



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    My bad. Didn't read the November part. All true (or at least it better be).

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    Or just ride there: Trans Utah | 2-Epic

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