Posey - Griffin Top Loop - Escalante, Garfield CO Utah
Escalante, United States
2 months ago
The Posey - Griffin Top Loop is a long beginner style ride mostly sticking to maintained dirt and gravel roads. The length of this trail, almost 70 miles, makes it an all day ride, but, due to road conditions, travel speed is optimal at almost 20mph. Riders can expect to see beautiful pine forests and stretches of desert scrub. A few beautiful lookout points and bodies of water make for fun stops along the way. The trail does travel through Dixie National Forest, so make sure you familiarize yourself with their rules and regulations at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/dixie Street legal machines are recommended for Posey-Griffin Top Loop as it is easiest to start in town, and the loop concludes on paved highway. You can start in Escalante at the town park and ride over to Posey Lake Rd and drive north until the pavement eventually becomes a gravel road. To visit Griffin Top and to complete the loop you'll be traveling through several intersections, so keep an eye out for trail signage and follow directions given on the signs. There is plenty of lodging in and just outside of the town of Escalante. The town has every necessity between grocers and gas stations. There is also a Dixie National Forest campground if you'd like to camp off of the trail. Information about the Posey Lake Campground can be found here: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/231916 Street legal off road vehicles were recently allowed to travel on county maintained dirt roads in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and it has become extremely accessible for off road riding opportunities. Learn more about off road initiatives in the area by watching the video below!
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Posey - Griffin Top Loop - Escalante, Garfield CO Utah

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