Moab Canyons Ride
Oct. 13 - 15, 2023
Directions to Ride Camp
From the North
From Interstate 70 turn south on Hwy 191 and go 20 miles south to Hwy 313.
Turn west on Hwy 313, signage says, “Dead Horse Point” and “Canyonlands National Park”. Continue 8 miles on Hwy 313 to the Dubinky Well Rd (top of the hill). The road is not well marked but there is a sign that says Lone Mesa Campground just before the road. Turn right onto Dubinky Well Rd and continue 1.5 miles to the fork of Spring Canyon road and Dubinky Well road. Stay left at the fork onto the Spring Canyon Rd. Drive 3.5 miles to Ride camp on the right.
From the South
Traveling north on Hwy 191, continue through Moab going 8.5 miles north to Hwy 313, Turn west on Hwy 313, signage says, “Dead Horse Point” and “Canyonlands National Park”. Continue 8 miles on Hwy 313 to the Dubinky Well Rd (top of the hill). Turn right onto Dubinky Well Rd and continue 1.5 miles staying left at the fork onto the Spring Canyon Rd. Drive 3.5 miles to camp on the right. See map below.
The trails that you will ride are a mixture of two track jeep roads, single-track trails with Sand, packed sand, dirt and some sandstone "slickrock". The sections of trail on the "slickrock" will disappear at the edge of the sandstone and reappear on the other side of the sandstone section so you will need to be heads up looking for the flagging across these rock areas. There are a few miles of gravel road to get you from one great trail to another and some areas that are flat out rocky. There will be water stops and snacks set out for your horse along the way.
Horses can easily trot the packed sand and sandstone sections since they maintain their 'grip' on the sandpaper-like surface of the "slickrock". We recommend that horses be shod or booted as the footing changes throughout the ride. Steel shoes grip great as do boots and experienced barefoot horses will do fine.
Maps and flagging
The trails will be marked by a different color of flagging each day for each distance to make them easy to follow. Detailed maps will be provided to every rider. It is recommended that all riders download and use “Avenza” on their cell phone to follow the trails. Electronic maps will be made available to registered riders prior to the ride dates to be downloaded as a geo-referenced pdf. There is a free version of Avenza that allows you to download up to three georeferenced pdf maps and it is easy!! Download the FREE Avenza App and a FREE QR Code Reader App before you come to make loading maps really easy!!!
We will have maps available as .GPX and/or .FITs format for GPS users. And I understand that some folks like to have written directions so we will see if I have the time for that!!
All Vet checks will be out of camp. We will supply alfalfa & grass hay and lots of fresh water for horse and rider. A trailer will haul all crew bags to the vet check. Family and crews can easily find the vet check and are welcome to come out to observe or lend a hand.
We’ll supply lunch & drinks for the riders & staff (including vegetarian food) both days.
The spring and fall weather in Moab can vary widely, but typically the temperatures range from 50-70 degrees during the day and 30–40 degrees at night. It’s good to plan for the full range of warm and sunny to rainy and cold, so bring a blanket for your horse and a jacket for yourself!
Healthy lunches and drinks for Riders and Staff
Vacation in Moab!!
Moab is well known as an adventurous town. Maps are available for more horse riding and there are trails for Cycling, ATVs, Jeeps, and Motorcycles. Plan to visit a National or State Park (Arches, Canyonlands, Dead Horse Point) and base out of the Moab Equestrian Center where you can stall your horse. You can park your LQ at the Center (no hook-ups) or pull into an RV park nearby and hook-up for the night. Go to www.discovermoab.com to learn more.