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Looking for recommendations: gravel routes near Moab

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Looking for recommendations: gravel routes near Moab

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Looking for recommendations: gravel routes near Moab

Each year our club goes out to Moab for a long weekend. While some bring mtn bikes and others road, I want to offer some gravel options this year.
We're looking for one-day routes that will be 30-50 miles, loops or out-and-back where we can either ride from Moab itself or can drive a short distance to a parking location and ride.

One road I've found that seems promising is Hurrah Pass, which seems to be an easy jeep road with some climbing. Our club is from Boulder so we don't mind climbing

Any routes or areas to check out? They don't need to be dirt roads, but shouldn't really be mountain bike trails either.
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Island in the Sky to Moab is about 40 miles or so. You could climb up the paved road to the Natl park entrance and then bike down via the mostly gravel road through Dead Horse Point SP. Then there is the White Rim Road. Bring some water...
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Schaefer trail. The big steep but clean dirt road you'd take to get down to Moses and Zeus. Once down, there are lots of dirt options around. Not too sandy if memory serves me right.

Being from Boulder, I can assume at least half of your group has climbed Primrose Dihedrals, so they will know where I'm talking about.
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