Ride Photos #04 - MOAB AREALone Mesa & Navajo Rocks
This is a nice 8.3 mile ride
We meandered around mostly. The important points on this
ride are where you cross the ridges in and out of the valleys.
They are marked on the maps as "Be Safe" and "Start down here"
From the center of Moab - Go North to Hwy 313 - Go West 8.5 miles
to the turn off for Lone Mesa Campground (Dubinky Well Rd).
Campground is about 1/2 mile off of Hwy 313.
GPS location of Lone Mesa Campground: 38.636454°, -109.804285°
We exited the campground to the East through a 4 foot gate.
You continue about a mile paralleling Hwy 313 until
you come to Wipeout Hill parking (mile marker 15).
Here you cross the highway and head South.
GPS - Wipeout Hill parking: 38.637316°, -109.785530°
We wandered around the sandy valley until we headed for "Be Safe".
You cross a saddle at "Be Safe" and drop down into the next valley. We continued
on a Easterly heading and went around the North end of the next mesa. You will
come to a junction of an old two track road. Follow the two track road as it loops
up on top of the mesa. At the spot marked as "Start down here" you can drop back
down into the valley. Its a little steep so you should probably walk your horses.
We rode back across the valley to a 3-way jucntion that takes you back up to "Be Safe".
After crossing the saddle at "Be Safe" we headed over to the "View Point".
We left the view point going North up a sandy wash, climbed up some sandstone slickrock,
crossed over Hwy 313 and rode North-Westerly back to Lone Mesa Campground.
Other GPS coordinates:
"Be-Safe cross-over": 38.631642°, 38.631642°
"Go up slope here": 38.629919°, -109.773671°
"Start down here": 38.628888°, -109.772822°
Lone Mesa reservations:
BLM Lone Mesa Campgrounds Reservations
Group site A has a divided horse corral that can accommodate 4-6 horses.