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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Another Great Riding Vacation

Well, I just got back from my second vacation this year and it was AWESOME! Took a full week off this time and headed up to camp near Red River Hot Springs. We made several great runs during that time:
1) Anderson Butte Lookout Tower: This was a 22 mile (one direction) ride from where we were camped. The trail was awesome and, luckily, had been cut out well enough for UTVs to get through. Typically this time of year there is a LOT of snow to contend with and generally don't get to make it all the way to the tower. This year, there was not a spot of snow to be seen and the Huckleberry bushes already had nice green berries only a few weeks away from being ripe. The lookout tower is a 65 foot tall structure and was well kept up by the Forest Service. The trail was a blast and was quite like a roller coaster ride.




2: American River Run: This ride was quite the workout. The trail was only partially cut out for quads and it took a couple tanks of saw gas to clear out. It was a very technical ride with a lot of steep rock crawling both directions. This ride was about 27 miles one direction and took a good portion of the day to complete (mainly due to the slow progression from clearing trail and how technical it was). There were several small creek crossings and some fun muddy spots we hit along the way. Once you drop down into American River, you're greeted with beautiful scenery as the trail follows the river up. (sorry....I didn't grab my camera for that run).

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3: Burnt Knob Lookout: This was by far my favorite run. The trail definitely needed cleared out and we did so much that we were almost out of saw gas. So we decided to only cut was was needed and climb over whatever we could. Safe to say, I tested the limits of my machine and cleared some pretty decent sized logs. Once we left the trail, it connected us to the MacGruder Corridor road. We followed it for about 28 miles looking for the turn off to Burnt Knob Lookout tower. MacGruder isn't a very technical road but gives some gorgeous scenery and nice dips and climbs in elevation. Once you hit the turnoff for Burnt Knob, the fun begins again as it's a very rocky climb up to the lookout. Once there, the scenery is some of the best you'll ever see.







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Overall, the trip was awesome. We got to see a ton of elk, got some great fishing in, memorable rides and lots of relaxing around the campfire. The kids had a blast catching crawdads out of the creek. It was nice to actually be able to utilize our new toy hauler and my wife was really happy with having all the additional room and ability to shower. I can't wait until next year to do this trip again!





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Great ride! Thanks for sharing!

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boy when I see my Home area I miss it so much .... sure wish I had been able to stay but hey it is what it is

Thanks for the memories of a great Idaho ride !!!

GUYS I told you Idaho was the best of the best
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Man, those are beautiful pics. That does look like a great time.

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I keep looking at the pic's! How far is Idaho from Michigan?????????????????????? Next Year might be doable!

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Very Awesome pictures.......Did you take your new sxs.....

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Looks like some great areas to ride and a lot of fun. Maybe one of these days I'll be fortunate enough to make the ride with you. It would be fun to finally get my family out in the Prowler, and do some camping in the toyhauler in the process.

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Shane, how is your move going? Hope all is well!

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