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Old 03-21-2011   #1
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Best Take Out: Moab Area

I'm planning on extending a Westwater trip down to the Moab area and am wondering what the best takeout is. My biggest question is what is the safest place to leave a truck and trailer for 5 or 6 days in the Moab area. Also, directions on how to drive there would be appreciated. I'm familiar with the area, but have never floated there. Thanks!


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Old 03-21-2011   #2
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Highway 128 follows the river from Cisco to Moab. I've always picked the takeout based on number of floating days and distance. I've never had any problems at Dewey Bridge or Takeout Beach. It's also pretty easy to hitch a ride back up the road if you decide to go further.

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Old 03-21-2011   #3
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Gremlin's right about hitchin' on 128... lots of river rats running shuttles ready to pick someone up for a few miles or take you into Moab proper.

Also: if you take out at Dewey Bridge you miss a lot of the scenery downstream.
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Old 03-21-2011   #4
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ive used takeout beach several times. never seeen anyone have breakin troubles while i was down there.

beautiful scenery and good camping between dewey and takeout.
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Old 03-21-2011   #5
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You should just float on down to the Cataract put in at Potash. Adds another day past Moab.

Sounds like you're going to be as productive a human being this spring break as you were last, eh bud?

On second thought you should load a big external frame pack and ride the SUP from Loma to Hite.
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Old 03-21-2011   #6
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If you have a really nice car (Lexxus or such) I think Tex's Riverways in Moab is right on the water and they may let you park in their yard and use their boat ramp. Moab proper is a 3 day float from the Westwater takeout, maybe 4 at lower levels.

I have a really crappy car and have never had problems leaving it at Dewey Bridge, Hittle or Sandy Beach.

Hitching is only a problem in the evening/night. I have picked up people hitching who were waiting for over an hour in the late evening.

The sun goes down 30-45 minutes later than in Fort Collins so you have more daylight to deal with.
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There is also a boat ramp on river right at the bridge where the main road comes into Moab. Lots of traffic by there, as that's where most folks come down to town from I-70, I would think that would be a good crime deterrent. Left my truck there before with no issues, and it is an improved area that makes it easy to back your trailer right down to the water.
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Old 03-22-2011   #8
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Thanks for the input amigos. BL: You coming or what?

Anyone else have info on the day between Moab and Potash? Scenic? Any rapids? Extending the trip sounds good.
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Moab to Potash is low and slow. Great for float-n-bloat style. Good relaxing boating. There are a few good sandy beaches along the way as well. Not alot of traffic except for the jet boats.
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How about camping on the river below westwater? Is there camping allowed on the river from westwater to Moab without staying at the car camping sites?

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