Canyonlands Mountain Bike Tour On The White Rim Trail - Moab

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Departure Time :
    You meet for this at our Green River, UT headquarters at 8:00am
  • Departure Details :
    Holiday River Expeditions , Green River, UT Headquarters
  • Return Details :
    Holiday River Expeditions Green River, UT Headquarters 2075 E Main St, Green River, UT 84525
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

A must in any bikers rites of passage is riding the White Rim Trail mountain bike tour in Canyonlands National Park. 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 Moab area bike trip in your life, the White Rim Trail mountain biking tour in Canyonlands should be the one. The White Rim Trail trail mountain bike trip can also be combined with the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon for the ultimate multi-sport adventure vacation.  Important to note: camping gear is not included, but is available to rent for between $40 - $65.

Know More about this tour

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 1: 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 Gooseberry Canyon.

Day 2: Our ride will take us over undulating roads past the white, sandstone-capped monoliths of Monument and Twin basins. Then in the afternoon, up to Murphy's Hogback, the first of this trips two challenging uphill stretches. After conquering the hill we will set camp for the night.

Day 3: By the morning of this day the trail has turned back north and is following the contours of the Green River. We ride around the labyrinths of Soda Springs Basin and by Candlestick Tower before reaching Potato bottom, where we camp for the night.

Day 4: 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. Our vans will meet us for a 2-hour drive back to Green River.

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!

Inclusions

  • Transportation to and from the White Rim Trail from our Green River Headquarters
  • All meals and beverages starting with lunch on day one and ending with lunch on day three or four.
  • Guides, permits
  • 3 or 4 nights accommodation

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Camping gear.  You can rent camping gear from us for $65 or $40
  • Drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 12 years