Grand Junction to Moab – The Grand-Moab Route

Starting tomorrow morning, I plan on backpacking from Grand Junction and walking home (literally) to my doorstep in Moab. This ~140-mile route, one I call the Grand-Moab route,  will take in single track, ATV and Jeep track, social paths, and a limited amount of pavement walking. I’ll go through canyons, over plateaus, through mountains, and end in the high desert I call home. Other than a small portion of the route outside the La Sal Mountains, I will not use the Kokopelli Trail to make my way home.
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I’ll start at the junction of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers. From there, I’ll make my way back through some familiar landmarks and places to finish at the historical American Indian Crossing of the Colorado River in Moab (and then walk 1.5 miles to my front door. 🙂 )
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I’ll give a fuller update once I finish the route, but I think this overview photo and photos from past trips hint at some of the highlights to come.
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Ellie Thomas
1 month ago

That looks like an awesome hike! Have a great trip.

Jeffrey Olson
Jeffrey Olson
1 month ago

Go Paul!!! Your intentions are once again inspiring – glad to see you’re back on a longer trail…

Michael Vincent
Michael Vincent
1 month ago

So awesome! Best of luck and happy trails!

eddy de wilde
eddy de wilde
1 month ago

Best wishes for a wonderful hike Paul.

Jamie Compos
1 month ago

Awesome! I always thought it would be neat to design a route from Durango to Moab, effectively connecting the CT to the Hayduke. Enjoy!

Elkshedz
Elkshedz
1 month ago

Good times, PMags. What I’ve wanted to do for awhile. Looking to do a trip from Pinetop to Greer, Az. Some FS roads, trails and bushwhacking. Anyone else done this?
Looking forward to trip report from you, PMags! Thx.