A better UTBDR?

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A better UTBDR?

Post by parker » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:58 pm

I live in Utah and have to say I don't think the UTBDR is nearly as good as it could be. We have after all some of the most amazing National Parks in the country.

Curious if any of the BDR guys can talk about why they left out so much of the southern area.

We are doing the UTBDR this year but are skipping quite a bit of the route in order to fit in several days touring the southern area before joining up with the bdr route near Monument Valley. IMO it will be a much better ride.

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Re: A better UTBDR?

Post by Rob W » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:45 pm

Parker,

Thank you for your input about the UTBDR. Our intend for all the BDR's is to make "a backcountry" route through the state, going places that most people wouldn't go. We don't promote it as the "best" route through the state, but as "A" route through the state to get you from the southern border to the northern border using as much dirt as possible. We know in each state there may be great places to visit and hope people use our route as a backbone through the state to visit cool places like you mentioned. One item we are adding to our webpage are what we call "Discovery Points". These are exactly what you are talking about. They are places off our route, maybe a mile or perhaps further... but they are points that you can go visit while on our route. Or maybe you wanted to do the route again and only have time for a section or two but what to see something a little different. This new feature hopefully will get people back in your state and explore off our route a little.

I hope this explains why we plan the routes we do. Have a great day and thanks again for submitting your input.

Rob
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Re: A better UTBDR?

Post by Bulldawg06 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:43 pm

Rob

Is there a possibility of "Utah BDR 2", "AZ BDR 2" etc in the future? Some of these states are vast enough there is that possibility of establishing other routes. Insights/observations?
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Re: A better UTBDR?

Post by Rob W » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:37 pm

Bulldawg06 wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:43 pm
Rob

Is there a possibility of "Utah BDR 2", "AZ BDR 2" etc in the future? Some of these states are vast enough there is that possibility of establishing other routes. Insights/observations?
At this time we don't have plans to do that because we still have so many other routes in other states to do. Here is a list of the routes still in the planning stages. These are in not particular order... Mid Atlantic, North East, South East, Calif Desert Winter, Calif Northern, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon. Plus others.... So as you can see, we are at least 8 years out on planning right now
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