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   Quadding it in the USA

    Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Author: Brett Soltoggio

In a previous blog Brett G posed the question: What is the ideal ride?

Well on a recent trip to the USA I think my family and I took part in the ideal ride.

Lorene, Shelby, Daniel and myself were staying with friends in St George, UTAH when it was decided that we would explore Sand Hollow State Park and some areas of Zion National Park.

The ride began at an ATV rental store on the edge of town.  From here we followed roads that led to trails which took us through scenic sand dunes and prehistoric rock formations to arrive on the beaches of the Sand Hollow reservoir for a quick dip in the warm blue water.

After drying off and a bite to eat we were on our way, eventually climbing about 760 meters in altitude to the top of a beautiful red plateau looking down into Zion National Park and up to Pine Valley Mountain. It was hard to believe we were riding quads in a national park - legally!

Unfortunately time was running out and we had to head back to town which by now was about 100kms away.

Every one of us was on a charge back down to St George but there was still time to enjoy the sand dunes on the top of the plateau before one final stop for photos of the giant rock formations such as the giant prehistoric petrified snapping turtle, alien nusery and battleship.

Riding back into town we pulled into a gas station, filled the quads and grabbed a coke. Nobody even looked twice at us even though we were on quads!  Everybody ride quads in St George it turns out.

Maybe some day in the not too distant future through the continued efforts of the RTRA my family and I will be able to enjoy a similar experience on our quads on our home soil.

Here's to hoping !!!!

Stay Safe
Brett S .