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A buddy and I are trying to piece together a mountain biking / road biking (if needed) / camping / brewery tour here in the Rocky Mountain west. I'm in Missoula, MT, he is in Fort Collins, CO ...... any must do rides near breweries? ;)
 

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Moab has great riding, a brewpub, and can be ridden in the spring.
Park City has both as well, but also has snow in the spring. :(
Fruita, CO, also has good riding, but I'm not sure of their brewery status - Grand Junction must have something.
 

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I would suggest waiting until Late May & take a trip to Bend... Otherwise, if you really need to go in March/April, Gooseberry Mesa?? Also, not sure on the beer there..
 

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when is "spring" on your schedule?

for beer....in the rocky mountain west..you're there - in montana.

but, spring is late there (for riding that is)

my wife and i are planning to drive south....really south around presidents weekend.

vegas and then on to arizona...maybe head back up through hurricane/st. george on the home.

bring the snow toys...and ski at brian head and/or salt lake..

it will feel good to wear shorts, hopefully flip flops, and soak up some sun in the middle of feb..

so, we're looking for ideas in arizona - for camping and riding...
 

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Wayndar said:
A friend in Fort Collins just sent me this- http://www.beerdrinkersguidetocolorado.com/beermap.html. Maybe there's an Arizona version?
Our time frame is actually quite flexible, so we may indeed push it back a little later in the spring. Thanks for the brew map link, that is awesome! Lots of good places to drink beer in CO! I'm actually headed to Denver for work this week as it turns out.
 

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Fruita Camp, then Festival

I am planning on a late April trip to Fruita. I am going to the Betterride clinic April 23-25, bike around the area (Moab, Grand Junction) for a week, then finish it off with the Fruita Fat Tire Festival, April 29th through May 2nd.
 

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Mullet3 said:
I am planning on a late April trip to Fruita. I am going to the Betterride clinic April 23-25, bike around the area (Moab, Grand Junction) for a week, then finish it off with the Fruita Fat Tire Festival, April 29th through May 2nd.
Avoid the Fruita Fat Tire Fest unless you enjoy bumper-to-bumper trails, excessive parking lot posturing and a bike shop with an attitude. In fact, avoid Fruita altogather, it's not all that really. There's better stuff off the beaten track. Serious.
 

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I've been kooked up in the Middle East for too long now, so I'm also looking for a good party! If it sucks I can always leave. Moab is just over the hill.
 

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I'm also looking for suggestions for a Dad-Sons trip I am planning for 3/26 - 4/4. My boys are 13 and 10 and not real strong riders yet, so I want to make it a trip of riding, day hiking & exploring, possibly fishing and maybe some target plinking, etc. I am thinking about St. George and Zion area - have never camped there and wondering what the weather is typically like this time of year. Any other suggestions for other fun stuff to do?

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Sedona baby Sedona, great in the spring time, and if go over to the west to Cottonwood
you can fish. and probably plink. My daughter rode several of the Sedona trails when
she was 12. Your boys will enjoy the stuff around Bell Rock and Cathedral rock.
you may have to dismount for some of it, but overall it would be a great epic ride for
your kids.
 

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Palisade CO, just east of Grand Junction, has a brewery and micro-distillery that share the same parking lot.
 

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we'll be pulling through sedona in a few weeks..

hoping for good/warm/dry weather.

is it worth driving the extra distance down to phx area?

also, we're hiking down/spending one night in the grand canyon. hopefully it won't be too icey at the top..

mitch...i may be hitting you up with trail suggestions in sedona...my wife doesn't do the techy stuff.
 

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Bombin4X said:
I'm also looking for suggestions for a Dad-Sons trip I am planning for 3/26 - 4/4. My boys are 13 and 10 and not real strong riders yet, so I want to make it a trip of riding, day hiking & exploring, possibly fishing and maybe some target plinking, etc. I am thinking about St. George and Zion area - have never camped there and wondering what the weather is typically like this time of year. Any other suggestions for other fun stuff to do?

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St.George has quite a few great trails nearby and is usually warmer the Moab. I only had a few days on the trails but everything I rode was doable by kids that age- gooseberry mesa, stucki springs, and one that you get to by riding under I-15 through a corrugated metal pipe with some kind of tortoise preserve. I didn't hit JEM or Little Creek Mesa. My mantra when riding with kids is to take your time, stop and have a snack, take it slow and keep it fun for them. There's a great swimming pool community center too if the weather's bad.
 

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Wayndar said:
St.George has quite a few great trails nearby and is usually warmer the Moab. I only had a few days on the trails but everything I rode was doable by kids that age- gooseberry mesa, stucki springs, and one that you get to by riding under I-15 through a corrugated metal pipe with some kind of tortoise preserve. I didn't hit JEM or Little Creek Mesa. My mantra when riding with kids is to take your time, stop and have a snack, take it slow and keep it fun for them. There's a great swimming pool community center too if the weather's bad.
Excellent, thanks.
 

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In Sedona your pedaling is powered by the energies of crystals, drumming circles, herbal healing and medicine wheels. I once saw an old lady wearing a gold suit and hawking butter from the soul of the earth there. All sparkly n shiz. Freaky.

http://www.lovesedona.com/01.htm

St. George is nice if you like suburban sprawl.

Consider yourself edified.
 

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I'm definitely going to Sedona then... I'm sick and tired of having to spend my own energy to go uphill!!!
 
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