You win some you lose some. Today we attempted to ride John’s Canyon Road out by Gooseneck State Park. There was nobody around, no cars, no people…except for the guy in the grader. After a couple miles of fairly good gravel we encountered him. After that, the road sucked. The grading had churned up the dirt and embedded rocks across the entire road leaving a soft thick chunky mess. We soldiered on for probably 8 more miles before calling it quits. Too bad because the views were awesome and the rode doesn’t really get to anything that I know of so it isn’t heavily used. Maybe Trump is permitting a drilling operation out there.
No worries, there is always another ride waiting.
All Trails didn’t have much on this, a handful of reviews maybe. The hike to the ruins had us waaay out on a land bridge that ended at a point. We call these kinds of hikes “choose your own adventure”. There isn’t much of an official trail. In fact, when you get out a few miles to the slickrock area there are a couple of cairns but largely, you pick your way. It’s wilderness. We defied death scaling rock walls like superheroes. Ok, to be fair, there were a couple rock scaling maneuvers needed. In all, somewhere around 6 miles and a few places of backtracking and route finding. So fun!