November 13, 2011

Brenda Arizona

Nov 13, 2011
  Brenda is a tiny old town, between Vicksburg and Quartzsite on Hwy 60. Made up of 4 RV parks and neighborhoods and a part time fruit stand, restaurant and small food stand and sometimes a grocery store. No gas here. You can buy a book of the trails from Black Rock RV park.
Bouce is a small town, 18 mi north of Brenda, on Hwy 72. Another small town, but it has a few stores, laundromat, restaurants, library, grocery, and gas
Eagles Eye View, close as you can get!                     Black lava rock surrounding town of Brenda.

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Apache Chief Cabin, built with stones.               Note all the electric items, yet no electricity here!

  This area is desert with some pink sand dunes, mountains, wash trails and desert. It is quite an interesting area to ride thru, black volcano rocks, green and blue rocks, and game water dams. You can actually ride from one town to the other.  Some RV parks in either area will have an Atv ride poker run.
Some of the destinations to ride to: Fault line, Eagle's eye, The Grotto of Mary of Guadalupe, Rholite mine, Apache cabin and some interesting Petroglyphs and many more. More pictures of the sights in a 2012 post.

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The Grotto of Mary of Guadalupe, with solar light on the cross.

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VICKSBURG-spelled out on the desert floor with stones.  These were placed here women pilots to navigate from Calif. to Tucson Air Base, because the planes did not have instruments.

NEAREST CITY=Quartzsite                                                                                                                         TYPE OF LAND=-desert, forest, mountains , OWNER=  BLM,
QUALITY >  Pro / Con /  Length of stay 2-7 days / Rating-stars 5 out of 5
TERRAIN> 100 MILES OF TRAILS, hills / dunes  / dust  / some elevation


Bouce, Arizona

Bouce, Arizona

Nov. 13, 2011

   Bouce is a very small community, between the towns of Parker and Quartzsite and a little east on Hwy. 72.  It is a very famous Boon docking Area(parking on the Bureau of Land Management-BLM, and having no utilities.)  The city park, south of town, for a fee, let you dump and take on water.  There are several campgrounds, restaurants, laundromats and a town hall.  This is a great area to ride out on the desert, mountain, sand dunes, and watch out for dangerous abandoned mines!  There is one that resembles a funnel, once you start sliding, your done for!    We rode on a Poker Run, where you pick up cards at marked locations.  At one card spot, they were selling cooked hotdogs!! At the end of the day we arrived at the RV park, to see who had won.  The money raised was donated to a local charity so all the local children can have Christmas presents.


Boondocking, nice flat gravel sites. /VICKSBURG, rock sign for WWII pilots, no flight instruments


^ Desert riding, great varied terrain.           Poker Run Hot Dog stand and sodas. ^ Quite Uptown!


Rock wall formations                                              Big Horn Sheep, watching from high above!

October 18, 2011

Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Knab, Ut

Oct 18, 2011
  Coral Pink color, throughout the large, tall, and long sand dunes!  You may ride where you like, but watch out for drop-offs of 20-30ft. The drifts are constantly changing, as is the tall mountain of sand in the middle of the park. We rode up to the peak, as far as we could go, then had to turn the machine, to go down.  The dune riding is smooth and not very dusty.  There are also some nice trails on the edge of the dunes.  You can also ride out 20 miles to some hard, red sandstone waves!  Then you have to find the 15 dinosaur tracks, preserved in a hillside of the rock.  The tracks are 3 toed, 16in long and some baby tracks- 4in long, were along side the bigger ones.  We walked where dinosaurs did millions of years ago! There are other trails out of the park which are fun to explore. We did ride the dunes with regular tires on atvs.


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LOCATION>   NEAREST CITY=Kanab   DIRECTIONS=10-16 miles N of Kanab on 89
AREA >   TYPE OF LAND=-desert, sand dunes,  OWNER=  State Park
QUALITY >  Pro-great dunes, diverse trails / Con- could be busy on weekends and dangerous /  Length of stay-1-2 days / Rating-stars 5 out of 5
TERRAIN>  MILES OF TRAILS, hills / dunes /   TRAIL MAINTENCE   / SQ. MILE AREA -/  NEAR BY TRAILS- Dinosaur track trail
REGULATIONS> Permit required- Yes, Utah permit / Camping-no hook ups, at state park or boondocking out side of park /whip-yes / helmets req. / width req.-no
FEE> Camping-yes / Entry-Utah permit
KEY SERVICES> Camping / Gasoline / Diesel / First Aid /  Water /  Dump / Food=Kanab
SIDE TRIPS>  Kanab                                                      ATV in the distance!
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September 29, 2011

Fillmore & Marysvale, Utah

  Paiute Trail
Sept 29, 2011
   Have you ever heard of the Paiute Trail?  It is one of the longest atv trails in central Utah. You can travel the whole 900 miles and stay at cabins along the way!
  We started out at the KOA out of Fillmore Utah, where we rode right out of camp, up over the mountain. Oh, the huge aspen were in full fall color.  At the top of the mountain range, it is quite flat with a road running the full length.  We even rode down the other side into Richfield for lunch. Driving right on the busy streets with our atv’s.   No seemed to care.  We rode from the valley floor of 5,000 ft. to heights of 10,000 ft.  We spent couple of days exploring the mountain, wearing orange vest and caps since it was hunting season, but we didn't see many hunters.


  Then we headed down to Marysvale, to Gregg and Connie's Pine Creek Cabins, and met up with our gang.  There are RV sites and cabins with linens and frig, etc.  It did snow 4 inches the day before, but melted by the next day.  We were riding on hill tops, aspen along the trail to Barney Lake. We also tried to ride on a pass which goes over the top, but we were turned around by snow at the top, 11,111 ft elevation.  We also went over to Freemont Indian State Park and Mus.   Many trails and maps to gather.

This is what happens when you can’t see the deep crevice in the snow and roll over, s l o w l y !

  Near Fillmore we went to the Lava tubes and passed by Big Candy Rock Mountain, Marysvale

September 18, 2011

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Sept 18, 2011  70 miles
Our main reason was to tour Bryce Canyon Nat. Pk, but we found many trails around  the area. We camped at Ruby Inn, Bryce, Utah, after touring the Park for several days, we took off from the campground and headed thru the forest on trails and roads. Along the 70 miles that we rode, we saw red cliffs, lush green meadows, large aspen, ponderosa pine, valley views and cattle. Checked out King campground, a National Forest Camp, which was very nice, it has many trees, quiet setting and can ride right out of camp.  There are numerous trails, north and west of the park area to ride and camp at. As we were ready to leave, folks told us about riding the "Red Canyon" area, suppose to be a great area.  Next time!

See the atv?                                         Come around the corner and see this!

LOCATION>   NEAREST CITY  Cedar City,  Ruby Inn 
AREA >   TYPE OF LAND=-desert, forest, mountain  , OWNER=    Dixie Nat Forest
TERRAIN>  MILES OF TRAILS, hills / dunes / forest / mud / dust /elevation  NEAR BY TRAILS-yes
FEE> Camping $- Private and County parks & dry camping / Entry-no
KEY SERVICES> Camping / Gasoline / Diesel / First Aid /  Water /  Dump / Food= Ruby Inn
SIDE TRIPS>  Bryce Canyon National Park


                                                 Larry wanted to run the small trail dozer, they said “Go ahead.”

                                                                                        Walking thru “Wall Street”