Mosko Moto Dusty Lizard Campout Rocks Moab

The Dusty Lizard Campout by Mosko Moto scuttles into Moab, Utah, this April 19-21. It’s time to gear up, set the GPS, and prep your ADV machine for a spring trip to the canyon country. Red rocks, great rides, good food, and loads of fun await attendees at this event.


Area-BFE may sound like a military installation, but it’s a private off-road park reserved for your entertainment by Mosko Moto. Hidden away in a canyon 15 miles from Moab, it will be home for throngs of dusty lizards in April. Area-BFE covers over 500 acres, enough to have its own trails onsite. Still, anyone going to Moab is going to want to get out and about in the red rocks.

Attendees need look no further that the BLM roads and other two-tracks to escape the lizard madness for the wide-open spaces. As is their habit at these events, Mosko Moto will have GPX files available each day for various levels of trails to explore, from easy rides to heart-attack level. Adventure bikes, dual-sports, even scramblers should be able to find a suitable route in Moab’s hinterland.

Rouge Moto Co. will have rental motorcycles available for attendees who live to far away to make the ride. It’s also a good way to test ride a bike in the real world.

Dusty Lizard Food and Fun

A campout is no fun without food to fill empty bellies. Mosko Moto has that covered with locally sourced light breakfasts and filling dinners. Bivouac Coffee will get your eyes open first thing in the morning. Post ride, hang out in the Dusty Lizard lounge with a cold one and talk about the great save you made–or didn’t–on that rocky hill.

Friday and Saturday nights will feature live music and campfires for discussions about the minutiae of motorcycles, the days’ ride, and tomorrow’s adventure. It’s a good time to partner up with riders of your own level. Nervous about that first ride of the year? Clear Moto will be on hand to help riders get back in the groove after a winter off.

Mosko Moto Goods and More on Sale

Enjoy a 15% discount and free shipping on Mosko gear. Racks of clothes and stack of luggage await your dusty hands to hold, feel, and heft. Not sure if the color of that jacket on their website is right for you? See it in person.

Other brands will be there as well: Ruby Moto Lights, Taco Moto Co., Black Dog Cycle Works, and DoubleTake Mirrors have signed up to present their wares.


A weekend pass to the Dusty Lizard (Friday through Sunday) is $329.00 for a motorcycle and tent camping. Trucks, trailers and RVs run $349.00, and day passes for Friday or Saturday are available. Those without a ticket can still shop the Mosko store on Friday from noon to 6pm. A weekend pass includes two breakfasts and two dinners with drinks. Find all about it on the event website, where you can also sign up. Start the riding season by getting your dusty lizard tail out to Moab.

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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.