Bikepacking Roots will publish updates or detours for any route closures of which we are aware that are likely to last for more than a short time. These longer-term closures may result from wildfires, logging, construction, flooding, etc. We cannot guarantee that we will be aware of all route closures, particularly during peak wildfire season, and for short-lived closures due to small wildfires, detours may not be issued. Also note that any posted detours have will most likely not been scouted on the ground. Should you encounter a closure along the route, please obey all posted regulations and seek out your own detour if we have not created one.
Updates for the 2021 riding season (updated 27 October, 2021):
- Segment 2 - Lockhart Basin Road between Moab and Canyonlands Nat'l Park to the south: This stretch of the route is especially rough, loose, and sandy condition after flash flooding during the summer of 2021. Riders should generally not plan on completing the section between Moab and the Canyonlands Outpost Store/Indian Creek in a single day.
- Segment 3a: Along the San Rafael Desert Alternate, Jeffrey Well is dry. But an alternative water source can be found at Saucer Basin Well (here's where that is on Google Maps).
- Segment 3: McMillan Campground on the western side of the Henry Mountains has a brand new water pump! This has become a reliable water source, although it will likely be turned off later in the season. Contact the BLM Office in Hanksville for when that may occur.
- Segment 3: The irrigation ditch at Sandy Ranch at the base of the west side of the Henry Mountains is not currently carrying water. The ranch is under new ownership.