What a great night spent in the cabin at Flagg Resort. Now heading south thru the Grand Teton National Park, you will ride along a couple of mountain lakes, all the while having the Grand Teton Range off to your west. A couple days before we had ridden north with the Grand Teton's off to the east, this view maybe better than the view from the west. The road is not challenging but fun to ride.
Passing thru Jackson Hole, there is plenty to do if you are the mood for walking around town and shopping. We stop, have breakfast and move on. Too many people in this town that think they are worth more than they really are!
It's a really nice ride out of Jackson Hole along side the river to Holback Junction. Now for those of you who don't like solitude....I suggest you turn around here! There is 70 miles in front of you to Pinedale, a decent size town with evrything you can need, then 100 miles to Rock Springs. It is a nice ride with a lot of rolling hills and prairies....but not much else. I have taken this route twice and if in the area, probably would again, it's like traveling at interstate speed without the traffic. You will notice drilling rigs off in the distance that mingles with the tousands of head of cattle.
Traveling south out of Rock Springs, you soon get an idea of what your in store for....rolling hills and sweeping curves showing you far distant vistas and valleys. Some with a blackened earth and the start of the Flaming Gorge area. The road gets a little twisty as you get closer to the damn and the Flaming Gorge recreation area. The damn was finished in 1962 and is as impressive to me as the Hoover damn, yet not many know about it because it is not in a tourist area! But there is sure as hell some great motorcycle roads out here! Maybe the general tourist population will never here about it.
We spent the night here at the Flaming Gorge Lodge, great place complete with store and restaurant with great food and service!
The next morning we headed out the entrance of the lodge and was greeted by a deer standing next to the road, as if to say 'see you next time'.
SR 44 around mostly the perimeter of the Flaming Gorge Recreation Area starts out thru a forested area and soon turns into hilly, mountains and twisty. Beautifull vista views of the resrevoir and rocky edges to the mountain. Take some of the turn-offs down to the reservoir, it's worth the side trip.
At SR 43 in Manilla, turn left (there is a little restaurant called the Villa about 0.20 mile to your right if your hungry, not much else out here.
After about 40 miles we hit an 11 mile section under construction(hard packed with some loose gravel) they said 6 weeks more on Aug. 28th.2007.
At Fort Bridger we took I-80 west 115 miles back into Salt Lake City. This was a trip I would absolutely do again!!!
Pictures from this trip can be viewed at: http://rides.webshots.com/album/560538792rGIyLw
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Being from this area a little better route from the Gorge is http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=US-191+S&daddr=Vernal,+UT+to:US-191+S%2FUS-40+W+to:UT-35+W+to:UT-35+W+to:Alpine+Scenic+Hwy%2FUT-92+W+to:N+Canyon+Rd+to:Salt+Lake+City,+UT&hl=en&geocode=FT6CbwIdkn15-Q%3BFVxNaQIdVLl4-SmLj8GjR2JFhzHcJMG7bwCkog%3BFVzYZAId2Hxr-Q%3BFavjZgIdQEhp-Q%3BFaDqaAIdCEll-Q%3BFc1paAIdRUhZ-Q%3BFRzxaAIdLs1W-Q%3B&mra=ls&via=3,4,5&sll=40.600399,-111.814728&sspn=0.504664,0.74707&ie=UTF8&ll=41.048288,-110.429077&spn=0.501267,0.74707&z=10
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM
@Dude, that is one of my favorite pictures. @Softail, there is always a more scenic route, just not always enough time.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM
I keep comming back to the pic of Ed/Flash by the lake... GREAT shot, excellent ride... Dude
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM