You will gain about 6000 feet in elevation so dress accordingly. It will usually be 10 to 20 degrees cooler than in Moab up on the Lasals. Take lots of water.
Check with Fred about snow conditions at the higher elevations prior to the ride. Snow is usually gone by time of the CMC
Use map "Moab East" for this ride. Available at Fred's shop in Moab.
Starting at Arrowhead Motorsports in Moab, Utah go one block north and one block east to Spanish Valley Drive.
Turn right on Spanish Valley Dr. and go south 9.2 miles to the Pack Creek turnoff.
Turn right on the Pack Creek road and stay on the main road unless told to
At mile 19.2 is the talus rock that you need to be careful of. There are great views of the Moab Valley all the way to this point before you enter the forest.
At mile 19.9 you need to turn left and stay left again in 1/10 more mile.
At mile 21.7 you are at Lasal Pass and the view of Mt. Peale. A nice fishing pond is at mile 22.0 Medicine Lake.
At mile 28.9 turn left on County Rd. 154
At mile 31.6 turn left at the intersection of County Rd.154 and Rd. 129
At mile 35.5 stay right at the stock corrals. Dark Canyon Lake is at mile 38.8
Stay left at mile 43.2. You will be at Geyser Pass at mile 44.4. There is a small road that turns right there that will take you to the forest boundary again and to some private land. It is OK to pass through this land but be sure to stay on the roads.
There is a small ski hut at mile 45.7 as you cross on to the private land. You will pass through some land that was logged last year and may have some truck traffic so watch out for the logging trucks.
Turn left at mile 49.7
At mile 54.0 stay left. Turn left on the Gateway Rd. at mile 59.5
At mile 64.3 turn right on the Polar Mesa Rd.
At mile 68.6 turn left on to the Kokopelli Trail sign road marked #605
At mile 79.7 turn right at the Taylor Ranch Rd. This will take you through
Onion Creek. You will see
some very interesting rock formations and Fisher Valley.
Take a left at mile 90.2 on highway 128. It is about 20 miles down the River
Rd. to highway 191 and then left to
|0.0 Arrowhead Motorsports||3831.668N||10929.895W|
| 9.2 Turn Right on Pack Creek
|19.2 Tallus Rock (be careful)||3825.868N||10916.504W|
|19.9 Turn Left||3825.662N||10916.644W|
|21.7 Lasal Pass||3825.110N||10915.061W|
|22.0 Medicine Lake||None||None|
|28.9 Turn Left on County Rd. 154||3821.812N||10911.155W|
|31.6 Turn Left on Rd.129||3823.423N||10909.752W|
|35.5 Stay Right||3825.719N||10911.309W|
|38.8 Dark Canyon Lake||3827.180N||10911.911W|
|43.2 Stay Left||3828.522N||10913.375W|
| 44.4 Geyser Pass
Turn Right Forest Rd
|45.7 Ski Hut||3829.326N||10912.097W|
|49.7 Turn Left||3828.921N||10909.063W|
|54.0 Stay Left||3831.240N||10906.696W|
|59.5 Turn Left on Gateway Rd||3834.625N||10909.230W|
|64.3 Turn Right on Polar Mesa Rd.||3836.687N||10911.716W|
| 68.6 Turn Left on Kokopelli
Trail 605 Rd.
|79.7 Turn Right on Taylor Ranch Rd.||3840.632N||10912.718W|
|90.2 Turn Left on Highway 128||3843.451N||10921.339W|
|110.3 Turn Left on Highway 191||3836.110N||10934.586W|