Location of Proving Grounds

Greg

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Anyone have GPS coords for the start and end of Upper Proving Grounds in Moab? I can see the trail and the general area in my mind, but don't recall exactly where it was located.

I thought we discussed this not too long ago, but didn't find anything after a search.
 

bryson

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I think I found it... This is for Upper Proving Grounds.

First obstacle:

Second obstacle:

Third obstacle (Star Gazer?):

Final obstacle:

Sorry, I couldn't figure out how to draw a route on the Maps of the Google.

provinggrounds.jpg
 

Bart

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Arm Utah
That was a fun playground in the day. What are your plans Greg?
 

Herzog

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Kamas, UT
I think I found it... This is for Upper Proving Grounds.
That's definitely Upper! You guys dragged me in my full body XJ through that in the November before I tore the whole thing apart and built the buggy. 2003-4 ish? I should look through the old photo archive, good memories!
 

Coco

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I never had the privilege of running Proving Grounds, but it looked fun from the Reliance and similar videos of it. We did walk through it once before it closed, but that is all we did. I am curious though if it was to ever re-open how 'easy' it would be in modern built rigs versus back in the day rigs. With Area BFE closed, this would be a great option for the buggy guys.
 
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cruiseroutfit

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Just gathering information for a friend, sounds like there might be some land designation changes and he's looking into what that could mean.
SILTA Land unless it was more recently sold as I recall. They (SITLA) were closing motorized access on some of their Moab parcels (Lions Back, Dump Bump, etc) to "increase the future real estate value of the property". Meaning if they closed it now they didn't have to worry about the ROW issues they dealt with when they sold the Strike Ravine/Helldorado property, which RR4W sucsessfully argued in court WAS a right-of-way.

Ironically BFE was purchased to prevent closures happening in that area and at current they have closed more property and routes including the county claimed road through the property, making Strike Ravine a bit of a jeapordy trail for access with their gates and signage.
 

Greg

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SILTA Land unless it was more recently sold as I recall. They (SITLA) were closing motorized access on some of their Moab parcels (Lions Back, Dump Bump, etc) to "increase the future real estate value of the property". Meaning if they closed it now they didn't have to worry about the ROW issues they dealt with when they sold the Strike Ravine/Helldorado property, which RR4W sucsessfully argued in court WAS a right-of-way.

Ironically BFE was purchased to prevent closures happening in that area and at current they have closed more property and routes including the county claimed road through the property, making Strike Ravine a bit of a jeapordy trail for access with their gates and signage.
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