Total tour distance: 130 miles
Daily tour distance: 21 miles
Difficulty: 90 / 100
Edward Abbey once described the deserts of southwest Utah as, “Light and space without time, I think, for this country with only the slightest traces of human history.” Join us, and find out what Abbey meant: Mountain biking slowly and exposed to nature’s elements is the ideal way to take in the spirit of this land.
Traveling from the high-desert outpost of Boulder, Utah, to Goblin Valley State Park, we’ll experience a small corner of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument before descending the multiple switchbacks of the Burr Trail. This gravel road cuts dramatically through the Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile-long monocline that defines the geology of Capital Reef National Park. We’ll traverse some of the most spectacular and remote scenery of the American West, experiencing red-rock hoodoos cast in unimaginable configurations, slot canyons, and petroglyphs carved into the sandstone.
Join us for this spectacular new tour! It will be 130 miles you’ll never forget.