White Rim Trail Yoga & Bike Trip

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About This Trip

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Yoga & Bike
on the White Rim Trail with Katie Woods - May 11-14, 2019

Yoga + Bike + Adventure on the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park

Spend four days mountain biking in the heart of Canyonlands National Park through the Island in the Sky district on the White Rim Trail, with jaw dropping vistas and views around each bend in the road. Your guides will support the ride following in a 4x4 van with your gear, meals, beverages and everything we will need for a comfortable ride. Yoga sessions in the mornings and after a day of riding will be a welcome activity to complement the experience. Join the professional guides at Holiday and your Yogi, Katie Woods for this perfect combination of Balance & Flow.

Katie & ShinerKatie Woods, MS, ATC, WEMT, RYT200

Katie completed her 200-hour registered yoga teacher (RYT) certification with Yoga Assets and strives to promote the company’s mission: “Teach Yoga Everywhere.” She originally sought a yoga teacher certification to supplement her role as an athletic trainer, but (as usual) the universe had bigger plans. Fully invested in the ALL the benefits of yoga, she continues to write her story to focus on spreading yoga to Salt Lake with hopes of it expanding throughout rest of the state, the country, and our world. She will complete her RYT-500 in December 2017 with a group project focused on creating a yoga mindfulness and movement curriculum to offer to educators serving within the Utah school system.

Originally from West Virginia, Katie continues to develop her lifelong love and appreciation for the outdoors. As much of her free time as possible is spent in and around rivers, on her mountain or road bike, and/or relaxing with her dog Shiner. She has experience as a ski and snowboard instructor, ski patroller, whitewater raft guide, search and rescue team member, and wilderness medicine instructor. Katie is also a certified athletic trainer and teaches as a full-time professor in the undergraduate athletic training program at the University of Utah. She has provided athletic training services to a variety of individuals, from youth and recreational sport participants to those competing at the Olympic level. As a healthcare provider, Katie wholeheartedly believes that yoga has the power to fix many (if not all!) of the problems we see in our communities today.

“Yoga is so much more than photographs of bendy people with spiritual quotes on fabulously landscaped backdrops. Yoga IS for EVERY mind, body and spirit. The practical applications for longevity and health as well as the daily grind are abundant. The more I learn about yoga, the more I see yoga EVERYWHERE. It’s exciting to watch yoga weave throughout my day-to-day and I love helping others notice even the small things in every moment.”

Trip Overview

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Location: Canyonlands National Park
Type: Biking
Length: 4 Days
Dates: May 11-14, 2019
Meet At: Green River, UT 7:00 AM
Rating: Intermediate
Age Min:14
Deposit: $300

Highlights

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  • The bike tour White Rim Trail takes you through the "Island in the Sky"
  • Stand 1000 feet above the confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers
  • The one Canyonlands mountain bike trip for your bucket list
  • Enjoy a fully supported Canyonlands Bike Tour

Trip Price & Departure Date

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4-Day

Adult - $985

*$10 Park Entrance Fees per person.

4 Day Trip Date

May 11-14, 2019

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The White Rim Trail Mountain biking tour is located in the heart of Canyonlands National Park. You will enter on one side or the other of the "Island in the Sky" or the land-locked triangle between the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers.  

Itinerary

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One of the advantages of a bike trip is the flexibility of the daily itinerary. It can vary widely from one trip to the next based on group desires, Mother Nature, and courtesy for other groups in the area. This typical itinerary illustrates a bike trip through the Island in the Sky District. The White Rim itinerary will vary with the time of season, weather conditions on the trip, and scheduling of campsites.

Day One: Meet group at Holiday River Expeditions headquarters in Green River, Utah.  A two-hour van ride to the head of the Shafer Trail marks the start of the trip.  The first day’s ride will take the group down the switchbacks of the Shafer trail before cutting back south toward Musselman Arch.  The trail continues to wind southward as it follows the meandering course of the Colorado River. Camp on this evening is made at or near Lathrop Canyon.

Day Two: Our ride will take us over undulating roads past the white, sandstone-capped monoliths of Monument and Twin basins.  A short out and back to White Crack provides us with a vast view of the heart of Canyonlands. In the afternoon, up to Murphy’s Hogback, the first of this trips’ three challenging uphill stretches.  After conquering the hill we will set camp for the night.

Day Three: The snaking trail has turned back north and is following the contours of the Green River.  We ride around the labyrinths of Soda Springs Basin where views of the Green River and thickest parts of the White Rim sandstone provide a stunning backdrop.  Passing Candlestick Tower before reaching Potato bottom, where we will camp for the night.

Day Four: This morning we will tackle the challenging Hardscrabble incline and visit prehistoric Indian ruins at a lookout point above Fort Bottom.  After descending from Hardscrabble Ridge to river bottom, we will follow the Green River to Mineral Canyon where the final climb awaits. Our vans will meet us for a 2-hour drive back to Green River.

*On a 3 day excursion, you can expect the same trail but a couple gear-shift up in pace.  While the first day remains the same, day two will lead you a bit further along, finding your campsite near the epic Candlestick  Tower. The third day will finish out with the few extra miles to Potato Bottom and the final climb out.

As mentioned earlier, this is a sample itinerary and should not be thought of as the trip you will experience. It is intended to give an idea of what the trip will be like. It could also be exactly what you do. Keep an open mind, be flexible, go with the flow, and enjoy!

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