The Burr Trail from Halls Crossing

The scenery is incredible, more rewarding for me than Valley of the Gods in terms of its geological variety.

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Valley of the Gods and Moki Dugway

One hundred seventeen miles to the south on Highway 191 is the turnoff for Valley of the Gods. I stopped in Blanding along the way to hydrate and fill up my Camelback with ice and I’m glad I did. Staying ahead of dehydrating is the trick for me.

The Shafer Trail and Potash Road

A rider on Softail passed me at this point ascending the trail, boosting my confidence. I felt a bit overdressed compared to his shorts, wife-beater and bare head. To his credit he wore sunglasses and fingerless gloves, but those were more accessories than gear.