HORSE TRAILS - MOAB AREA


Useful Notes:

NOTE to GOOGLE Earth Users:
Most of the ride HTML maps and the associated parking
maps have GOOGLE Earth KMZ files available for dawnloading.
GOOGLE Earth has some great features for viewing
any ride that you may choose. Google Earth allows you to rotate
your view as well as view from varing degrees of angle. This gives
perspective to the terrain you will be riding. Get familiar with the
features of GOOGLE and go for a digital ride before coming to Moab.

Trail Etiquette:
We have had very good luck with everybody we have encountered
along the various trails. We always move off the road to allow motorized
and non-motorized to pass.

To View the HTML Trail Maps:
I would suggest using a right-mouse-click followed by
"open-in-new-window". Once opened it has all of the usual
mapping functions. You can change the type of map you are
viewing, zoom in and out, move the map around, etc.

To download the various GPX files:
right-mouse-click on the DOWNLOAD link,
then select "save-target-as"
then save it to a windows folder.
Download the GPX file to your GPS from the "SAVED" file.
You can also test the file using "GPSVISUALIZER.COM" to
verify that you have a good track file.
The GPX files were produced with a Garmin 62S and
should work with most GPS units.

To download the various KMZ files:
right-mouse-click on the DOWNLOAD link,
then select "save-target-as"
then save it to a windows folder.
You will need to have Google Earth Installed on your Computer.
Double click on the KMZ file name to start Google Earth.
Once Google Earth loads the file there are many ways to
manipulate the ride track data, --- ENJOY ---.

To download the TEXT files:
right-mouse-click on the DOWNLOAD link,
then select "save-target-as"
then save it to a windows folder.
You can also test the file using "GPSVISUALIZER.COM" to
verify that you have a good track file.
The TEXT files were produced by converting the original GPX
files to text. This allows you to modify various parts of the
data before put to use.

Trail Buddies:
If you would like to ride one of the mentioned trails it might
be possible to have a local rider show you around.
Contact one of the local horse organizations for help.

Canyonlands Backcountry Horseman has several individuals that
know and ride the local trails. Call for assisstance.
Canyonlands Back Country Horseman Website


Helpful WebSites:

DiscoverMoab.com
LOTS and LOTS of great information on Moab.

GpsVisualizer.com
Has a lot of great features for working with GPS data.

Utah Mountain Biking.com
Has a great description of the beginning of
Ride #101: Old Stagecoach Halfway Ruins Ride

MoabEndurance.com
The Sherri Griffi Annual Endurance Ride

GlobalEndurance.com
Equestrian Endurance Training in Moab area

Canyonlands Back Country Horseman
A list of contacts for Moab Back Country Horseman

GrandCountyUtah.net/arena.htm
The Old Spanish Trail Arena of Moab
Stalls for rent, Covered arena, Outside arenas, Toilets

BLM Moab website for Equestrians
Has information on:
Kens' Lake, Onion Creek, Seven Mile Canyon

MoabCanyonlandsRodeo.Com
Rodeo held at Old Spanish Trail Arena of Moab
Tickets available online

MoabHorseShow.com
Shows held at Old Spanish Trail Arena of Moab
Two big horse shows every year!

RedRockRanchMoab.Com
Horse Training and Riding Instructions

TaylorCreekRanch.com
Horse Sales

OKrvPark.com
Horse Stalls, RV Parking