Sunday, December 23, 2007

Crooked Creek

Crooked Creek Motorcycle Trail to Scott Canyon OHV Road
Caribou Targhee National Forest
Dubois Ranger District

Crooked Creek Motorcycle Trail is AWESOME!!!
This could very easily be my single track of the year.
But it's not only because i have not finished this trail, I have only completed half. I wish I'd had more time out here.

The Crooked Creek Trail head i would think next to impossible to find with out taking a local or having a map. This trail is off the beaten path no matter witch way you ride the trail. The motorcycle trail can be found from hwy 22 crooked creek or from hwy 28 threw Scott canyon.

There are many things about this trail that make it so great. I think it's a combination of single track, mountain location and terrain. This trail is next to perfect for my kind of riding. Smooth tight straight aways with long steep climbs,short technical spots and even a creek. That being said i can't wait to get back and finish this trail. The motorcycle trail in whole is around twenty miles and it goes from crooked creek to willow creek. Scott canyon is a little less than half of the trail and it is the only way out if you are in the middle of the trail. The view of Diamond Mountain,Saddle Mountain and the whole Lemhi Range from Scott Canyon is breath taking and makes the short ride off the trail well worth it.
So remember Ride Hard!
When in Doubt Throttle Out!


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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Burns Creek

Burns Creek
Motorcycle Single Track
Big Hole Mountains
Palisades Ranger District

Burns Creek Motorcycle Trail is a long single track with lots of other trail junctions along the way. From Burns Creek if you can ride the terrain you can ride to just about any were in the Big Holes. I would suggest taking a map or someone with you who knows the area and be aware of the weather. We have been stuck out here in the rain before pushing our bikes out!!! it can be very slick and very steep. Witch brings me to my next point. If their is a chance it will be rainy you should choose to do this trail in a down hill fashion and if it is dry be prepared for a good climb out.

More Times than not when we ride Burns Creek Motorcycle Trail we ride from the Snake River north and go up stream or up hill and then we go past Hell Hole Canyon To Coal Mine Canyon and ride Coal Mine out. This is by far the easiest way i know of to get out. If you choose to ride past Coal Mine be prepared for a very steep climb out. Hell Hole is also Very very steep. Their are also a few more junctions along this trail that i will not go into at this point but they should be considered difficult and time consuming before you try to ride them.

So if you love to ride your dirt bike and you feel like a challenge? This area and trail have a lot to offer. Burns To Coal Mine is a great loop you can even swing up to the top of argument ridge from the top of Coal Mine and they have made a new trail this year off the top of argument So have fun and RIDE HARD!!!


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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Jug Creek To Continental Divide

Jug Creek OHV Road
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Dubois Ranger District
Four Wheeler

Jug Creek is a fun ATV trail with a great view at the end.
The trail is half small road and half four wheeler trail and should be easy for just about any level of rider.

When i think about Jug Creek I am always impressed with the quality of the road the trail and the view. The trail is all four wheeler and their are no hard parts. That makes this trail perfect for beginners, or super fun for the rest of us. Jug Creek is not a very long trail. So it is perfect for a nice stretched out easy ride, or a quick after breakfast be back for lunch ride.
What ever kind of ride you make out of it you will not be let down.
The view of the Continental Divide is what makes this trail so good for every one. You ride all the way up to the Montana Idaho Boarder and stand on the edge of the Divide. ( it's pretty cool!! )

To Find Jug Creek you take I 15 to the Stoddard Creek Camp Ground exit and follow the main road east over the top of porcupine pass till you get to Jug Creek. The trail is marked and it goes straight north to the end.


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