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Old 02-21-2016, 02:06 PM   #1
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Default Road Conditions and Weather for early March in SLC/Park City

Iím looking at flying down to Salt Lake City and renting a bike March 6-9. I had my eyes on a green KLR, but sadly that place is closed for the season. Looks like Iíll have to ďsettleĒ for an F800 or a Tiger from EagleRider.

Assuming daytime temps stay above 40, and there isnít too much sideways rain, Iím not too concerned with weather as it relates to comfort. My main worry is road conditions. From what I can tell, snow isnít highly likely, but it is still a possibility. I plan on sticking to US/State highways and roads, and for the most part doing my best to avoid Interstates. Is it safe to assume Iíll have bare pavement that time of year? Or will it be residual hard packed snow/glaze?

The route Iím planning will include a ride through Wasatch Cache to/from Park City along 39 and 32. I also might do a ride between Park City and Orem using some combination of 248, 189, and 32. Are these routes susceptible to snow, road closures, avalanches, chupacabras or any other hazards? Is this trip a bad idea, a good idea, or an OK idea that may or may not require flexibility and rerouting?

Also, any points of interest in the area I should check out? Iíve got my mind set on Golden Spike monument (yes, I know the controversy with Council Bluffs), and the Worldís Largest Blender at Blendtech in Orem. Iím more into roadside kitsch than ďnatureĒ. I donít need to go out of my way to see lakes or ridges (I get plenty of that riding in AK and YT), but if there is a must see natural landmark, or a ďperfectĒ road, Iíd be all for it. I also donít have interest (read: time) to do any off-roading. Iím just looking to log some miles and see some stuff.

Finally, any good/reliable websites or phone numbers for checking on road or pass conditions?
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