Dusty Lizard Campout by Mosko Moto

Dusty Lizard Campout

Mosko Moto is calling all Reptilian riders to meet at their Dusty Lizard Campout Event near Park City, Utah. Bring your own dust and eat plenty more while riding a planned Adventure or Dualsport route, or create your own ride.

Where and When

The Mosko event site is 17 miles east of Park City in Kamas, Utah, “The Gateway to the Uinta Mountains.” The lizard wranglers have reserved 20 acres for motorcycle tent campers and their truck/van counterparts. Fun starts on Friday, September 15 at 0800 hours for checking in, setting up, and either hanging out or riding. Pick a GPX track and see some new country, the Dusty Lizard Lounge will be waiting when you return. This event is sanctioned by the American Motorcycle Association.

Mosko Style Riding

This is a ride-your-own-pace, make-some-new-friends event. Mosko Moto will provide GPX tracks and rate them by difficulty, but not lead the rides. Pick a route, find some riders of like ability to come along, and head out. They also encourage attendees to study up on the area beforehand and create their own ride. Just be back in time for dinner.

Food and Drink

Your ticket covers camping from Friday through Sunday morning, plus meals and beverages. Included meals, provided by local businesses are Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast/dinner, and Sunday breakfast. The morning caffeine ration is courtesy of Bivouac Coffee. A live band will set toes tapping on Friday and Saturday nights. “Fizzy dinner beverages” are provided in the lounge, but no vino or hooch–that’s strictly BYO. Also no lunch, since riders should be out and about most of the day.

Dusty Lizard Distractions

Mosko Moto will have their own shop set up and offer 15% off their products for attendees. Riders wanting to hone their skills or learn new ones can engage FGF Motorcycle Rider Training before setting off. Ruby Moto Lights and TacoMoto.Co will also be on hand to show off their wares. The ultimate distraction might be pointing your chair away from the crowd to grok the surrounding countryside.

Adventure Camping, Lizard Style

With the exception of porta-potties, and hand washing stations, this will be no-frills camping. Need a shower? You’re welcome to bring your own. And be ready for some chill, the campsite is at nearly 6,500 feet. Mosko Moto will provide fire pits, but won’t allow you to sleep in one, so bring your good sleeping bag.

Mosko Moto Volunteers Welcome

Events like these don’t happen without a lot of effort. The Mosko group cordially extends an invitation to assist in setting up and decamping. Contact Mosko Moto if interested in helping out. Checkout time is Sunday at noon.

Photos: Mosko Moto

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Arden’s first motorcycle was a Yamaha Enduro, obtained while in high school. It set the stage for decades of off-pavement exploration on dual-sports and adventure bikes. Camping in the middle of nowhere became his favorite pursuit. As a former whitewater river guide and National Park Service seasonal employee, Arden believes in wilderness, wildlife, and being kind to the earth. A self-taught writer who barely passed English classes, he has contributed adventure stories and tested motorcycles and accessories for Rider Magazine and other outlets for nearly 30 years. In that time, he’s worn out two KLR 650s and is currently following the road to the middle of nowhere on his Ténéré 700 and an aging but reliable DR-Z 400S.