Duck Creek Utah, Ride
June 25th and 26th 2016
All Ride times are Nevada time. Do not change your clocks.
*NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE STAYING WE WILL MEET EACH MORNING AT 8:00 to 8:30 AM (NV TIME) TO UNLOAD AND GET READY, AT THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 14 WHERE UNITA FLATS AND STRAWBERRY POINT ROAD CROSS. *Download the map PDF. At the Dunes and trails website.
*Short safety briefing then hit the trail at 9:00 am.
*Saturday: Planning to get back to camp about 3 to 4 pm. 60 to 70 miles.
Sunday: Back to camp about 12 to 1 pm. 20 to 40 miles.
We will be doing the pre-ride Thursday and Friday. Let me know if you would like to come along.
**FANTASTIC VIEWS. Be sure to charge up the camera batteries and bring a spare memory card (or film?).
*From Las Vegas take I-15 North to Cedar City, UT
*From the center of Cedar City take Hwy. 14, East to Duck Creek Village. It is a long, steep, low gear, trailer pull for a few miles up Hwy. 14 to Duck Creek Village.
*Take Hwy. 14 about 2 miles past Duck Creek Village to The intersection of Hwy. 14 and Strawberry Point Road, mile marker 33. The ride meeting place and orange bucket will be at the parking area on the right side of Strawberry Point road. Download the maps. *Las Vegas to Duck Creek is Aprox. 196 MILES.
THE ALTERNATE ROUTE: . This would be the route to take if you are going to stay in Kanab or one of the places along Hwy 89.
*Take I 15 North from Las Vegas to hwy. 9 to Hurricane Utah.
*Then hwy. 59 – 389 East to Fredonia, Az.
*Then hwy. 89 North thru Kanab to a left turn on hwy. 14 to Duck Creek Village.
Strawberry point Road and Highway 14 GPS coordinates
If you are bringing your own rig: RV, trailer, or tent there are lots of campgrounds to dry camp at just east of the village.
*Take Hwy 14 about 2 miles past the village to mile marker 33, at the intersection of Strawberry Point Rd. and Hwy. 14.
*Turn left. Go about 50 yards then turn left at the “Y”, go 20 yards then right at the next “Y”, then about a mile to the campground with the orange bucket. *See the map pictures.
*Download the map PDF. At the Dunes and trails website. A number of us will be at the campground marked on the map.
THERE ARE MOTELS, CABINS, RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING, ICE CREAM, FUEL, ETC. IN DUCK CREEK VILLAGE. CALL AHEAD!! There is a big wedding and all rooms were booked as of 05-01-16 when I checked. There will possibly be some cancellations. http://www.duckcreekvillage.com/
BRING FIREWOOD, 40 +- DEG. AT NIGHT, 70 + – DEG. DAYS, AND DON’T FORGET THE SATURDAY NIGHT POT LUCK DINNER.
Weather: IT’S UTAH! Be prepared. There is always a chance of a shower, hopefully a short one. Bring rain gear. 4 YEARS AGO IT SNOWED IN JUNE. Bring cold weather gear just in case. It’s better to have it and (hopefully) not need it, than to drip dry and shiver.
Ride Leader: Roger Walkemeyer