You’ve heard of Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, Arches, Dinosaur, and Capitol Reef National Parks. But how about the San Rafael Swell? Smack in the center of Utah, this is Utah’s best National-Park-That-Isn’t. The Swell encompasses over 2,000 square miles of public lands connected by dirt roads and trails, with slot canyons, mountains, buttes, mesas, and arches just waiting to be explored. There are even a couple of rivers running through here! Guided mountain biking tours through the San Rafael Swell are highly customizable. Each day can be as challenging or as easy as you want. Bike one day and hike the next. Tackle some rugged single track or spin along scenic graded roads. Just a few hours south of Salt Lake City, the San Rafael Swell’s red and white canyons are your sanctuary from the everyday grind.
Biking in the San Rafael Swell will take you back in time to old uranium mining camps and turn-of-the-century homesteads. Stop to explore cowboy camps and prehistoric Native American rock art. Ride above the San Rafael River and around the the Wedge, Utah’s “Little Grand Canyon.” Hike through Chute and Crack Canyons or ride the spectacular Behind the Reef Road. Our support van and professional guides will be with you every step of the way, adding a touch of luxury to your backcountry adventure. This is truly one of Utah’s best (and least known) treasures. Mountain biking “the Swell” will be a trip you won’t forget.
Learn more about the Swell in our Insider’s Guide!
“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. The guides fed us like kings and every morning made sure our bikes were ready to roll! I cannot imagine going with anyone else. The overall experience was five stars.” (Steve and Liz Perth)