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Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, Arches, Natural Bridges, Dinosaur, Capital 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.

You will ride back in time past abandoned mining camps and turn of the century ranches. Stop to explore cowboy camps, prehistoric Indian rock art, we might even see a few dinosaur prints. Your ride ends at the Wedge Overlook, Utah’s ‘Little Grand Canyon’. A thousand feet below, the San Rafael River counts another day in the eons… from above we count ourselves fortunate that such a place exists at all.


  • Ride past abandoned mining camps and petrified dinosaur prints
  • “The Swell” is a 3000-foot fold of sandstone and shale on the Colorado Plateau
  • The Wedge Overlook: a thousand foot drop to the San Rafael River below

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by Sarah Hundt on Blank Business Name

What a fantastic trip! Far exceeded my expectations, amazing scenery and wonderful guides, absolutely loved every moment!

by Steve & Liz Perth on Blank Business Name

What a great group of people. We started as a group of strangers and by the fourth day we were all friends. The riding was more challenging than I expected but fun and gave us a great sense of accomplishment. They fed us like kings and every morning made sure our bikes were ready to roll! I can not imagine going with anyone else. The overall experience was five stars.

by Darren Bowles on Blank Business Name

Everything about this trip surprised me! The riding is fantastic and the scenery is spectacular. Our guides tended to every need and the meals were delicious. We'll be back for sure! Next time, the Maze. Thanks Holiday!

by Abby Ellingson on Blank Business Name

Our guides Dave Snee and Julien were the absolute best! So patient and helpful. They never made us feel like we were holding the group back even though we were the slowest of the pack. And they are great cooks! Gorgeous place, the Swell should definitely be a National Park. Thanks Dave & Julien!