For a one-of-a-kind adventure that combines the best of mountains, desert, and river, join our Moab-Westwater combination trip. Bike through the La Sal Mountains with elevated oases of aspen and pine trees towering above Moab’s red rocks. Ride with our guides along graded dirt Forest Service roads, through lupine-studded meadows. Meanwhile, our 4×4 support van is right behind us, laden with gear and all the fixings for gourmet trail-side meals. Catch glimpses of the desert far below at lofty overlooks, and camp out on the edge of the world in a piney grove. Biking the La Sals is the perfect summertime respite from the desert heat.
Ride out of the mountains on the second day. That is, ride downhill! We’ll descend 4,000 feet from the mountains to the river into Fisher Valley, leaving pine trees behind in exchange for cottonwoods. Crisscross Onion Creek dozens of times, splashing through the stream as it rushes down to the Colorado River. Camp on the edge of the river, and let the sound of water on rocks lull you to a well-earned sleep.
Westwater Canyon is our next stop. Known for its punchy whitewater rapids and sleek, black canyon walls, Westwater is the perfect reward for two days of pedaling. Relax and watch great blue herons soar over the river. Or, if you haven’t had enough activity, hop in an inflatable kayak and paddle alongside our oar rafts. We’ll spend our last night together on the riverbank, resting up for the grand finale of Westwater Canyon’s rapids. Big Hummer, Funnel Falls, and Skull Rapid are the perfect finish to a four-day Moab-Westwater combination trip!
“The food was awesome. The guides were polite and attentive. Biking was challenging but well worth the effort. We had an awesome trip and loved Onion Creek, especially going through the creek! And the views were spectacular. The food and guides were top-notch. The rafting was a blast.” (Keri Roche and Greg Roland)