Stone House Lands Loop (Video)
Last fall, Chris Wilson set out to ride the 200-mile Stone House Lands Loop in Utah. Along the way, he filmed the experience and ultimately put together this video to show off the route. Watch it here, alongside a brief route report …
Oregonian Chris Wilson has ridden a lot of routes from our network. During each adventure, he films the trip and creates a video to record his experience, and the results are always impressive. In this video, he takes us along for a solo outing on the 200-mile Stone House Lands Loop in Utah. Watch it below, then scroll down for a quick route report and photos from the ride.
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Here’s what Chris had to say about his ride:
The route was beautiful. Big thanks to Seth Kruckenberg, Patrick Hendry, and Neil and Lindsay Beltchenko for developing this beautiful route and to BIKEPACKING.com for publishing it. Doing the trip in three days was the right amount of challenge for me. I didn’t hit all the little detours on the route, and as you’ll see in the video, I cut off a small section at the end. I underestimated the terrain and probably slightly overestimated my fitness. If I were to do the route again, here is what I’d do differently:
- Carry more water
- Cache more water
- Bring a filter
- Run slightly larger tires (maybe somewhere in the 2.6-3.0″ range)
- I’d probably bring my Surly Karate Monkey with front suspension as there were some rough spots
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Stone House Lands Loop
The Stone House Lands Loop is a challenging multi-day route that takes you deep into the San Rafael Swell uplift of central Utah to experience some of the Colorado Plateau’s most remote high desert riding. Your sojourn into this desolate country winds through colorful badlands, dry washes, and towering, uplifted sedimentary strata. It serves up dramatic, ever-changing landscapes complete with epic descents and climbs, stunning vistas, and the markings of past Swell inhabitants that speak to its rich history. Full route guide here.
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