Beef Basin – 3 Day
Camping – The designated campsite will be the same camping area for both nights. There will be no need to pack up on the second day.
unlimited with a 21 gallon tank will make the round trip from Moab, but an 18 gallon tank may need to stop for a few gallons.
Weather: The last few years have seen daytime temperatures in the mid 70s to low 80s, with nights dropping into the low 60s. Remember, this trip is to an area 2,000 ft higher than Moab, so expect cooler temperatures.
This has some of the finest scenery of the Cedar Mesa formations of balanced rocks and spires found anywhere. We will have some splendid views of Wedding Ring Arch, the La Sal’s, Henry’s and Abajo Mts. We will sneak by the “Bears Ears” along the route. The exciting 4×4 multi day trip has the most fantastic view into the remote Big Pocket, Lavender Canyon, Salt River and the Needles District of Canyonlands (this is the nicest view in all the 4-corners area). There will be some very interesting stops at indian ruins.
The main challenges are ruts, soft sand and mud if wet. Good hiking shoes are recommended for some short hikes (optional) and an optional longer more challenging hike for those who are up to the challenge.
For your heart and lung consideration elevations on this trip will reach 8,250 feet. Ruts, soft sand and mud if wet are the main obstacles.