The Utah 6 Day Overnighter Ride Maps are now available, along with the Garmin GDB files and lunch options for days 5 and 6.
Load up on a bit of cash too before you head out. There are several national parks on the ride and exact change is helpful. In fact, if you give them a $20, you might not get change back at some locations, so to make sure you are cost efficient and fast at the gate, having a bunch of ones will be helpful. Note that most of these fees are per person, not per bike, so if you are riding 2 up, double these fees. And I speak from personal experience that the “two bikes should count as one vehicle since there are still only 4 wheels” argument holds no sway with the gate agent. Sorry husband/wife teams!
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Annual Pass – Cost $80.
This pass is available to the general public and provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of sale. The pass admits the pass holder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas. (children under 16 are admitted free) The pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or via the Internet at http://store.usgs.gov/pass
Note about sharing passes – According to the park ranger, in order to admit a second bike on a single pass, the pass must be signed by the second rider and both ID’s must be shown. This might also mean they can ask you to show your ID to use your pass for a single bike. So it might make sense to just pay the money for time savings unless you will use the pass again.
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Senior Pass – Cost $10.
This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.