three StepHideaway – Adventure Rider


Thoughts of riding the TAT, UTBDR, COBDR, NMDBR, CDR or just riding in the four corners region? A waypoint to add to your GPS is the three Step Hideaway, owned and run by Scott aka DingWeed and his wife Julie.

A wonderful place, remarkable meals, and extraordinary hospitality

Take note, there are two waypoints for the place, a single is the get started of the driveway the other is the actual place of the house even though is just more than a single mile down the dirt track the house is NOT visible from Lisbon Valley Rd –

N38 06.246 W109 05.546 (Our Driveway)
N38 05.542 W109 04.903 (three Step Hideaway)


Inform us about yourselves? 

Julie and I got back into motorcycling in 2005 right after becoming out of it for about 23years! Life, little ones, functioning also significantly, and so on. and so on! We bought a Goldwing trike and place around 60,000 miles on it in three years, riding all more than the west, and components of Canada! Amazing Time!!

I got the bug for off-road riding, and discovered Bigdogadventures on ADVrider a single day, and got hooked on dual-sport riding!

I met Mark Sampson AKA Bigdog in 2010 when he and I rode our personal route from Mexico to Canada and back…..mainly on dirt!

We had by no means met ahead of, and he came to my property in Tucson, AZ.  We rode for a month collectively and have been the Ideal of Pals ever considering that!

BigDog/DingWeeds-Mex/Can AndThenSome

Then the subsequent year we decided to go to Alaska!

BigDog/Dingweed: Winging It To Alaska

Lots of rides collectively considering that then! Fantastic occasions with a Fantastic Pal!

We have considering that met a lot of our quite close mates on ADVrider!


Inform us about three step hideaway, what have been your humble beginnings, how the company began and exactly where did the inspiration come from?

We discovered three Step thru a further ADVrider inmate!

three Step is proper on the Trans America Trail. Sam Correro is a buddy of ours, and has a lot of riders carrying out the TAT!

The UTBDR crosses Lisbon Valley Rd about 14 miles north of us as effectively! A single can also intercept the COBDR in around 70 miles east, on dirt!

The place was best with remarkable riding possibilities in all directions!


How are ADVrider inmates a portion of your company?

In all probability 95% of our guests are riders!……and most are ADVrider inmates!

We have discovered that the nicest people today are inmates!!

Can you give us a fundamental tour? 

three Step Hideaway is positioned on a refurbished 1890’s homestead.  We are totally off-grid, Solar-powered with quite fantastic effectively water.

Every thing is on the honor method right here: if you will need gas or cold drinks, get it and create your name and what you got, on a pad of paper normally on major of the bar, in the Cantina! …and we settle up ahead of you leave!


When did you 1st open and how is company compared now to then?

We opened for guests on Might 3rd, 2013, and have grown steadily each and every year considering that. Booking up to a year in advance.


If I wanted to come and keep but wasn’t familiar with the region could you enable me with tracks/ routes to ride dependent on my capacity?

We have lots of GPS tracks obtainable for all bikes! Day loops for small bike professionals, Intermediate, and large bike friendly rides are all on the menu! They go in all directions, for all bikes!

We have tracks obtainable from mild to wild, for each and every style of rider.


Do you do any events I could come and meet other like-minded riders?

We host many events each and every year.

  • Our three Step Rendezvous, a single in Might and the other is September 26th -29th in a couple of weeks, have turn into well-liked. (See our web page for particulars.)
  • We are also hosting the ADVrider DR650 thread Rally (right here at three Step September six-9)
  • Motodiscovery Dualsport riding classes, Dirt Bike Security Coaching (Dirt Initial), the Dualsportschool, and private groups, to name a couple of.


When would be a fantastic time to come and ride in Utah that riders could assume differently? 

The greatest climate is Might-June and then about late August to late October!

July can be a small warm…..but we are two,400 ft greater than Moab, so our temps are around 12-14 degrees cooler than Moab, higher temps in the 80s to mid-90s.


What do I will need to bring with me? Can you clarify the variations of tent/ teepee/ cabin/ showers/ meals and so on?

Our bigger Family members cabin and modest Homestead cabin have complete amenities with kitchens and bathrooms.

Our Rustic Cabins have two-twin beds with bedding and a composting toilet.

Or a cot in a Tepee (bring your personal bedroll), with the bathhouse close by.

We also offer you Tent camping and RV Dry camping (we are completely off-grid, so no hook-ups).

With our Cabins,  breakfast is incorporated in the price tag. We generally offer you an evening meal as effectively for an more expense. If you would like to have supper with us, we will need confirmation by noon the day you arrive, so that we can place your name in the pot!


Are you effortless to discover, and can I use your place as a base and go for distinct every day rides?

We are kinda out in the “Middle of Nowhere” …….but…….we have a directions web page and coordinates, on our web page! Or just kind in “3 Step Hideaway” into Google maps, and it will bring you in!

By all indicates, use our spot as a base camp for day rides! There is so significantly to see and do close by!


Do you offer you any other solutions? 

We offer you a bike shop with bike lifts, tools, oil, tires, misc. spare components, welder, and so on!

Everyone is welcome to ship tires, or their bike, or what ever, right here and choose it up when you come thru!

Every person is welcome to use the shop…….we have a jar on the bench for Shop Provide Donations (as a testament to the caliber of people today that come right here to three Step, mainly ADV inmates, we have by no means lost a tool in six years of becoming open!)

We also have a bike storage barn for guys that reside far away and want to just fly in and ride! We can offer you a shuttle service to and from Moab Airport as effectively!


Which is your most well-liked occasion that I really should appear to book in advance?

All of our events are becoming fairly well-liked, Alpine Rendevous is a fantastic enjoyable a single. Cabins fill up speedily and we are restricted in capacity by our water and energy, so book your spot as early as you can!


Do you have any events coming up quickly?

It will be a Amazing September with lots of riders coming thru!

ADVrider inmates make up a big quantity of our guests. We attempt to retain our rates as low as we can so that everybody can take pleasure in this region. That is why we have so several sorts of lodging alternatives!


Hope to see you quickly!

Scott and Julie


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