Mountain Biking Trips
Mountain Biking in Utah
The Colorado Plateau… birth place to whitewater rafting has now become the mecca for mountain biking around the globe. Utah’s abundant dirt roads and trail systems take you from canyon rim to river bottom, from mountain passes to creek crossings, marked by some of the most iconic viewscapes of the West. The perfect vacation for the “life is short, play hard” human, who is not interested in merely spectating.
Outfitting for these Utah mountain biking trips includes expert guides, meals, and vehicle support for your gear and food (bicycle rental available). The mountain bikes in our fleet are Specialized. The bike routes are a net downhill and suitable for the athletic-beginner to the experienced rider.
A must in any mountain biker’s rites of passage is the White Rim Trail. Riding on a sandstone bench through a land called “Island in the Sky” you will pass Mussleman Arch, Monument Basin, Turks head, Candlestick Tower, and White Crack, a perch 1000 feet above the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers in the center of Canyonlands … some believe the center of the universe. If you only had time for one mountain bike trip in your life, this should be the one.
This is no Sunday afternoon bike ride through the park! The Maze and other untamed country in Canyonlands National Park provides mountain bikers and hikers the complete experience…solitude, unparalleled beauty, clean air, and some of the most challenging bike terrain anywhere. Sheer vertical uplifts, and plunging gorges are part of a landscape that once seen, can never be forgotten.
Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, Arches, Natural Bridges, Dinosaur, Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase… in a state brimming with national parks, it’s easy to overlook another national treasure. Utah locals call it ‘THE SWELL’ a three thousand-foot fold of sandstone and shale on the edge of the Colorado Plateau. Its hidden canyons provided sanctuary to old west outlaw Butch Cassidy. Today the same red-wall canyons are your sanctuary from the everyday grind.