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.
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. )
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.
UPDATE – I completed the route. Fuller info about the route here.
That looks like an awesome hike! Have a great trip.
Go Paul!!! Your intentions are once again inspiring – glad to see you’re back on a longer trail…
So awesome! Best of luck and happy trails!
Best wishes for a wonderful hike Paul.
Awesome! I always thought it would be neat to design a route from Durango to Moab, effectively connecting the CT to the Hayduke. Enjoy!
The Old Spanish Trail, or at least s spur route, did go from Moab to Durango. Food for thought!
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.
None I know of per se, but would not be surprised if someone did previously!