Picture vibrant sandstone walls chiseled by the mighty Colorado River, lit by the evening glow of a desert sunset, and backed by a magnificent range of snow-capped mountains. In the midst of Utah’s Canyon Country, Moab’s backcountry provides the perfect setting for your multi-sport adventure.
At Arches, we’ll hike through a geological wonderland, where natural exhibits of pinnacles, arches, pedestals, and balancing rocks seem to defy the laws of physics. Contrasting colors, textures, and landforms distinguish the many vegetation zones of this canyon country, each offering its own kind of adventure. At Dead Horse Point and Island In The Sky, expansive views of maze-like chasms typify our road biking experience along the acclaimed mesa. Moab’s canyon country’s vertical landscape challenges us with fantastic introductory canyoneering. And, while the Colorado River’s power is present everywhere throughout our adventure, nowhere is it better realized than on our exciting day of river rafting.
Adventure seekers lacking outdoors experience, or family-groups will find this tour a perfect match of package options and tempo.
The profusion of rides, coupled to wide variability of terrain makes this trip easy to customize. We can both accommodate and adapt this tour according to group-size; including seasoned riders, families, all the way to riders new to road biking.
Day 1-2: Meet-up in Moab. Kane
Creek, our opening ride parallels the Colorado river, its constituent rich red
canyons. Day Two we sweep along the Moab Bike Path adjacent to Arches National
Park. Off the bike, we hike the fantastic monolith canyons and arches of Devils
Garden and/or Fiery Furnace within Arches National Park. The afternoons are
yours to explore downtown Moab.
Day 3-4: Shuttle to beautiful Dead Horse Point State Park; then a short hike out to brilliant viewpoints onto Canyonlands National Park. Mounting up, we bike back to Moab, propelled by a scrumptious afternoon breeze. A morning ride along Potash Road brings us to Wall Street, and some Moab-style asset moving. Guided not by corporate raiders but professional climbing instructors, we test the red rock walls.
Day 5-6: The first half of the day we go waterborne, rafting the Colorado River. The remainder of the afternoon is either given to exploring Moab on foot… or saddling up for a lung-expanding/big joyride into Spanish Valley. The tour de red rock closes with another stunning ride along the Colorado River: from the recently restored Dewey suspension bridge back to Moab. Our routing passes Fisher Towers and Castle Valley.
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