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    Spring Canyon to Hey Joe Canyon

    Moab, Utah

    Spring Canyon to Hey Joe Canyon

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    Arvada, CO
    Pathfinder | 60 pts
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    3/25/2005
    I did this ride in cool weather during Jeep Safari Week. It had rained the night before so the road/sand was packed. I parked at the short cut spur from Dubinky Well Road about 3 miles from the top of Spring Canyon Rim. The drop into the canyon is steep but very ridable as long as you stay away from the rim. It is an absolutely beautiful canyon. The road up the Green River to the mine was no problem. I did encounter a group of about 20 jeeps on the way up, they were great and all stopped for me when I passed them.
    The portage is a joke, cuz every route I looked at looked impossible gonzo. So being a family man I turned around. Of course I did my one "endo" in front of all the jeeps as they came up the scramble to the mine. "You ain't ridin' if you ain't bleedin'" was my save face response." The climb back out of the canyon is mellow till the last 1.5 miles, but after a Clif Bar at the creek crossing it was over in 15 horrible minutes. Out and back from the Well Road short cut is just at 30 miles.
    A great ride if you want to get away from the crowds of Moab and ride right next to a very big river (by Colorado standards).
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    Trail Information

    Moab
    Nearby City
    23.6
    Distance
    3,141 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Difficult
    Technical Difficulty
    Difficult
    Physical Difficulty
    4-5 hours
    Duration
    Year-round but best spring & fall
    Season
    3,100 feet
    Trailhead Elevation
    5,000 feet
    Top Elevation
    Bureau of Land Management, 435-259-2196
    Local Contacts
    USGS Dubinky, Bow Knot, and Tenmile Point; Moab West Trail Map; Moab Recreation Map.
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