Yesterday proved to be the perfect day for a pre run of one of the guided trails for the upcoming Rally in the Pines (http://www.lostriverrally.com/), although we took a slightly different route than we will during the Rally.
We turned off U.S. Highway 93 on to Antelope Road and drove for a few miles, unloading near the Antelope Forest Service Station. From there were climbed to Antelope Pass, dropped down into Copper Basin and then over to Wildhorse Canyon before returning to the truck a slightly different way through Copper Basin.
The ride up to Antelope Pass was fun and full of twists and turns while the ride through Copper Basin was pretty tame. We did see lots of antelope and a couple of moose and the scenery in the Basin is amazing.
The fun kind of got started when we turned up to head to Wildhorse Canyon. Once we got past the campground about six miles from the turnoff, the road gets narrow and more rocky but not overly technical. But those last three or so miles were stunningly beautiful and the waterfalls and hikes at the end of the off-road trail were equally beautiful.
We can’t wait to return for our ride at the Rally in the Pines.