Join Escape Adventures for one of our most popular road biking tours in Moab, UT.
Even if you’ve never visited Moab (pop. 5000) before, you’ve very likely seen it. About 245-miles south of Salt Lake City, Moab and its dramatic surroundings served as the backdrop for countless Golden Era Westerns, including “Wagonmaster”. More recent films—from Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade to Thelma and Louise, City Slickers II and Mission Impossible II—were shot here, in and around the La Sal Mountains to the East, part of the 200-million year old Colorado Plateau. The latter also inspired the larger than life animated vistas and exaggerated settings for The Coyote and Roadrunner Show, as well as the Radiator Springs/Route 66 ghost town depicted, with great detail in the Lightning McQueen/Cars Disney films.
Moab’s history is by turns rich as varied: From a Mormon outpost on the Spanish Trail, to Wild-West era outlaw haunt or lair, to base for hard-rock miners and rare mineral prospectors. Inasmuch its latest reincarnation is a fairly new one. While the beauty that verges on hyperrealism of Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Parks has drawn nature-lovers for generations, it’s the land edging and surrounding the parks that’s utterly redefined Moab, from erstwhile park lodging base to world-class adventure travel destination.
Moab, circa 2018, has it all: from white-water rafting to horseback riding, phenomenal climbing routes to the afore-described five diamond biking. Forasmuch, it was this incomparable grouping of big outdoor recreational opportunities and pursuits that compelled the first wave of adventurer-seekers to settle here, and thus transform this delightful little city.
Our combo tours are like a Moab’s Best Of/greatest hits album. Signature road rides offer challenging, if fun rides for all levels of riders, marked by seemingly endless views that shade each day. Off the bike, our tours have built-in side hikes. The latter lend intimate optics onto some of the area’s most astonishing natural features, as we view-find from characteristic natural arches to age-old petroglyphs.
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