Touratech: Utah Backcountry Discovery Route02/29/12 by: Michael van Vliet
Touratech: Utah Backcountry Discovery RouteMichael van Vliet
Many think you need to go to some exotic location half-way around the world in order to have a proper off-road adventure, but there's some incredible opportunities right here in the US - if you know where to look.
Many think you need to go to some exotic location half-way around the world...
Many think you need to go to some exotic location half-way around the world in order to have a proper off-road adventure, but there’s some incredible opportunities right here in the US – if you know where to look. That’s the goal of Touratech’s Back Country Discovery Routes. The series plans to crisscross the United States to promote community-based efforts to preserve off-highway routes for adventure motorcycling and reveal some America’s best kept secrets.
Following their successful Washington State ride, Touratech decided to set their sights on a pan-Utah journey. With it’s stunning Western vistas and rugged terrain, Utah provides an excellent opportunity to showcase America’s varied backcountry. Through rocks, sand, and mud, Joe Lloyd lead the group on a 871 mile long south-north route, which passed through Moab, Valley of the Gods, the Abajo and La Sal Mountain Ranges, Nine Mile Canyon, and the northern Wasatch Mountains.
From the looks of the short trailer above, the team had a blast. No word yet on which state they plan to tackle next, but we’re hoping it’s California so we can join them.
Touratech produced the trip in association with KLIM, Butler Maps, Nemo Tents, WARN Winches, Sidi Boots, Noren Films, and Curbsyde Productions.
A full length DVD of the trip should be available soon as well.
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