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Moab Mountain Bike Ride Camp

Slickrock Trail, Porcupine Rim and Amasa Back

From the Slickrock Trail that put Moab on the mountain biking map to Porcupine Rim, Amasa Back, Pipe Dream and others, let us take care of the details while you ride all the trails you've been dreaming about.

Believe the hype: Moab is the mountain bike Mecca that all fat-tire lovers dream of. Its trails offer astounding views of snow-capped mountains and valleys that redefine words like “epic” “awesome”, “sick” and “killer”. Trek Travel takes you into the belly of the beast, through a network of fireroads, singletrack and doubletrack that drop you between boulders, along cliffs, and up over the ever-so-grippy slickrock terrases and ledges. Each day is jaw-droppingly better than the last, with expansive vistas, the red hue of Utah's ancient soil, and a small-town Wild-West feel. Moab isn’t just another ride camp. It’s the birthplace of the mountain bike.

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$1399PP

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Moab, Utah

Dates

2015
Apr
Oct
Nov

Daily Itinerary


Day

1

Today's Ride:

Klonzo Trails
Approximately 7-22 miles

Description:

Time to see what all the Moab chatter is all about. After a light lunch and welcome by your guides, you’ll get acquainted with your new mountain bike before receiving an official introduction to the singletrack of your dreams. We’ll head out on a new network of trails built for one purpose: to capture the essence of this red Utah desert landscape. Opt for a pedal on the butter-smooth bike path back to town for some extra miles.

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Hotel:

The Gonzo Inn
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Day

2

Today's Ride:

Magnificent 7 Trail System | Gemini Bridges Road, Bull Run, Arth’s Corner, Little Canyon & Great Escape
Approximately 14-26 miles

Description:

Today is the day to bomb. Flow is the name of the game on this technical singletrack downhill following the first three to four segments of the Magnificent 7 Trail System: Bull Run, Arth’s Corner, Little Canyon, and the Great Escape. You can spend your morning navigating like a kamikaze pilot, or opt for the less technical Gemini Bridges Road. We’ll stop for lunch at the namesake Parallel Bridges that span Bull Canyon and recount the madness.

Hotel:

The Gonzo Inn
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Day

3

Today's Ride:

Pipe Dream, Amasa Back, Pothole Arch, and Captain Ahab
Approximately 10-30 miles

Beginner Ride:

Hurrah Pass Road Out-and-Back

Description:

Offroading is on the schedule again today. Check out Amasa Back and the Pothole Arch Trail for some classic, jeep-road climbing that ends with a stunning view of the Colorado River below. You can also tackle Captain Ahab, one of Moab’s newest purpose-built mountain bike trails, for a little extra challenge and a lot of extra pulse-pounding.

Hotel:

The Gonzo Inn
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Day

4

Today's Ride:

Lower Porcupine Singletrack (LPS) and Porcupine Rim (subject to snow line)
Approximately 17 miles

Beginner Ride:

Sand Flats Road with Fins and Things Slickrock Jeep Trail

Description:

Today’s word of the day is “awesome.” Our itinerary includes a rugged, mostly downhill, jeep-road and desert singletrack that’s legendary among the knobby-tired for its astonishing panoramas and challenging technical terrain. What do we mean by “mostly downhill?” How about 4500 feet of descending from high above Castle Valley to the Colorado River? Better bring your white knuckles. You’ll need them.

Hotel:

The Gonzo Inn
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Day

5

Today's Ride:

Moab Brand Trails | Bar M, Circle O, Rockin A, Bar B
Approximately 8-15 miles

Description:

Today, you’ll choose your own adventure from an all-you-can-ride buffet of fun loops with varying levels of difficulty. Every option is different, but they all offer stellar views of the snow-capped La Sal Mountains as a dramatic backdrop.

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Dates & Pricing

2015


Apr
12th - 16th / 5 days / 4 nights
$1399 / Person, $400 / Single OCC.
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Apr
19th - 23rd / 5 days / 4 nights
$1399 / Person, $400 / Single OCC.
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Apr
26th - 30th / 5 days / 4 nights
$1399 / Person, $400 / Single OCC.
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Oct
18th - 22nd / 5 days / 4 nights
$1399 / Person, $400 / Single OCC.
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Oct
25th - 29th / 5 days / 4 nights
$1399 / Person, $400 / Single OCC.
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Nov
1st - 5th / 5 days / 4 nights
$1399 / Person, $400 / Single OCC.
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Nov
8th - 12th / 5 days / 4 nights
$1399 / Person, $400 / Single OCC.
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Nov
15th - 19th / 5 days / 4 nights
$1399 / Person, $400 / Single OCC.
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Hotels

mb-gonzo

THE GONZO INN

MOAB, UT

A touch of luxury in the desert, the Gonzo Inn is well appointed with superior furnishings and hand selected materials. The Gonzo Inn maintains a hip and cool appearance for all those who visit and is a welcome retreat at the end of a long day in the saddle.

What's Included

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Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that’s how we help you create more memories. See more

  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All luggage transfers
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • 4 nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On our Moab Ride Camp, you will stay in a welcoming oasis in the high desert terrain of Moab, Utah. The Gonzo Inn is uniquely decorated with superior furnishings and hand selected materials. If you've never enjoyed a stay here before, you are in for a real treat!
  • Daily breakfast, daily lunches, 3 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • A daily breakfast is provided at the hotel, as well as lunch trailside. Most dinners will be with the group, but some nights are on your own (with suggested options). We will always try to accommodate dietary restrictions, as well as food allergies at meals, but please be aware that in some cases you may need to pack supplemental food options. Please note dietary restrictions upon booking.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • Energy bars and electrolyte mix (we recommend you bring your own preferred energy supplements as we may not have your preferred brand)
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • Use of a Trek Remedy 9 29er or Trek Lush SL 29er full suspension mountain bike
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • The use of Trek bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • $300 off any Trek Mountain Bike that retails for $2,500 or more
  • Please be sure to bring a Camelback, or similar hydration pack with pockets to carry additional items needed on the trail. Limited vehicle support means you will want to carry an extra layer, multi-tools, food and water.

Thank your Guides, by tipping

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. Industry standard is 5-­10% of the trip price which will be divided by your guide team. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • Comprehensive bike fit
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership.Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 5-10% of the trip price.

FAQs

Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

  • Rider Type| 4
  • Average Daily Mileage | 15
  • Terrain | Hilly
  • Average Daily Elevation | 1,500-2,500

On all of our Ride Camps, Trek Travel strives to find the most enjoyable but challenging trails, over a variety of terrain, in order to fully experience the region. Moab Ride Camp is best suited for our Type 4 Riders with at least intermediate technical mountain biking skills. Type 4+ Riders will enjoy the extra mileage and challenges the avid route options offer. The terrain is technical singletrack, doubletrack, and slickrock, with some cliff ledges and some areas of exposure. See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and mileage ranges options.

Fall and Spring are generally great times for riding in Moab with daytime temperatures in the mid 50's to low 70's. Evenings and mornings can be a little on the crisp side usually in the low 30s to mid 40's. Rain is rare in the high desert compared to other regions but October is the wettest month with an average of 1.2 inches for the month, and storms can be intense, so make sure to bring layers and your rain gear, just in case.

The focus of our Moab Mountain Bike Camp is to show you some of the best trails in the area with top notch guides, the ones that know the best way to hit a trail. While many of our trips focus on extracurricular activities, Ride camps are much more physical in nature, focusing on riding and allowing you to relax in the evenings or explore on your own. We also assume that guests are more self-sufficient than our 'all-inclusive' style regular trips. Each morning you'll begin your ride between 8-9am and return sometime between 2-5pm depending on the length of the ride and your ability level. Our guides put a serious emphasis on ensuring you have the best ride on the trail. The group may split depending on riding abilities, and at times you may ride solo, but we will always regroup at points along the trail. Our guides also put an emphasis on instruction, ensuring you tackle the trail and its obstacles with the utmost confidence. While a support vehicle will be assisting on the day’s featured ride, due to the layout of the trail system (i.e. road access) you may not see the van during your ride. Please carry the appropriate layers, food and equipment. Once you return to the hotel the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish. Your guides will ensure that your bike is in excellent condition. Any non-riding activities that you'd like to enjoy can be organized through the hotel and are at your own expense.

Each day your guides will describe the featured ride and your supported options for the day. Those who want more miles and more technical terrain and those who want less may split into two groups in order to ride different trails or simply go at different speeds. If you choose not to ride with a guide you will need a thorough understanding of the trail map, adequate food and water, and tools to address bike repair issues that may arise. Cell coverage is limited in the areas you’ll be riding so you must be self-sufficient. We will offer shuttles to and from the trailhead some days, but other rides begin and end closer to town, or in town. You are always welcome to ride directly back to the hotel for more miles on the days that shuttles are offered. Each day, depending on the featured ride, the weather, and the desires of the group, your guides will decide how best to support the ride with a combination of on the bike support and vehicle support.

This trip is designed to cover some miles on challenging terrain, so we anticipate that all guests will have a good level of physical ability and be sufficiently prepared to comfortably ride a variety of terrain. (Featured rides are in the trip Itinerary.) Guests are welcome to ride as much or as little as they like and must be prepared to support themselves if they are not able to do the entire featured ride or chose to do a different ride. Please select the ride options that best suit your physical ability.

You don't need to be a professional athlete to enjoy a Trek Travel Ride Camp, however due to the level of riding we do encourage each guest to come with a good level of physical fitness. This vacation is most appropriate for Rider Types 3 & 4. Please consult our Rider Types to find out what type of weekly rides you should be able to complete in order to enjoy this vacation. We always recommend that guests consult their physician before coming on a Ride Camp.

You are more than welcome to bring a non-riding companion. Please refer to the trip page for specific pricing for a double-occupancy room. Your non-riding companion will have their days free to explore while you are riding your bike. You'll be able to reconnect in the afternoon and you can shape your day as you wish. Our Trek Travel staff members will spend their day supporting the riders, however they will have a list of suggested activities for non-riders to enjoy at their own expense.

In addition to being a cycling mecca, Moab is a vacation destination for a variety of other reasons. There are a number of non-riding activities that allow you to get out and experience the vast expanses of public land surrounding Moab. Here are some suggestions:

  • Hike in nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
  • Kayak, canoe, or raft on the Colorado River
  • Check out the eclectic shops of Moab--including our favorites, the bike and coffee shop
  • Rent a jeep or join a Hummer tour to experience world-class four-wheel-drive trails
  • Hire a rock climbing guide for a day
  • Get a massage

We recommend booking your trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Trips do sell out or become otherwise unavailable, so booking early is the most reliable means of reserving spots. Based on availability, last-minute bookings can be accommodated up to one week prior to departure.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation letter is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start you will receive an email containing a trip start meeting location reminder and any last minute information that you will need to know before your trip. Once you arrive at your destination Trek Travel staff will brief you on the day-to-day plan for Ride Camp and provide you with a packet containing daily route guides and a detailed map allowing you to ride with complete confidence and independence.

The meeting point at the beginning and end of the Moab Mountain Bike Camp is at the trip hotel, however, we do offer a complimentary shuttle from Grand Junction that you must sign up for. If you are not interested in the shuttle, you are responsible for organizing and paying for your own transportation to and from the trip hotel and the airport. Recommended shuttle services are listed in the trip itinerary. In your trip one-week-out email, you'll receive information about the specific time and location of our trip start meeting.

All Ride Camps that have a minimum of 1 person booked two weeks prior to the trip start date are guaranteed to run. If we are within the two-week time period and no one has booked on that departure date, the trip will be canceled. Trips will not be cancelled due to low enrollment within 7 days of the trip start.

The average group size on a Trek Travel Ride Camp is 10, however we allow up to 30 guests per camp. If you wish to find out how many people are on your specific trip, please contact our Trip Consultant via email at sales@trektravel.com.

The price of your Trek Travel vacation includes the choice of the best bikes on the market. On your Moab Ride Camp the use of a Trek Remedy 9 29er or Lush SL mountain bike is included in the price of your trip. You will only be given one bike for the duration of the trip.

You are more than welcome to bring your own bike, but please keep in mind Trek Travel cannot assume responsibility for the safety of or damage to your bike that may exceed what and how we maintain the safety and well-being of our own fleet of bikes. You are responsible for providing the maintenance to your bike and any spare parts that may be used during the trip. You are also responsible for assembling your bike upon arrival and disassembling it upon departure.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip.

Travel Services

How to get there

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT), in Grand Junction, CO.

SpringHill Suites in downtown Grand Junction offers a free shuttle from the airport from about 6:30 AM to 11:00 PM for guests with advanced notice. Contact the SpringHill Suites Grand Junction at 970 424 5777 for reservations. Taxis can also be arranged from the airport to any location in the surrounding area, and will cost approximately $15 for a trip from the airport to downtown Grand Junction.

SpringHill Suites Grand Junction | Grand Junction, Colorado (for the shuttle)

Gonzo Inn, Moab | Moab, Utah (arriving on your own)

Trek Travel staff will meet you at the SpringHill Suites Grand Junction (236 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501) at 9:00 AM on the first day of your trip, should you decide to sign up for the shuttle to Moab. You will then shuttle 2 hours to The Gonzo Inn, Moab UT, where you prepare for the day's ride. If you choose to get your own transportation to Moab, please let your trip consultant know and meet your guides at the trip hotel, The Gonzo Inn (100 West 200 South, Moab, UT 84532) at 11:30 AM.

Please have riding gear and clothes for the first day easily accessible and separate from your luggage. After a quick bite to eat, your guides will ensure you are set up on your mountain bike. The guides will brief you on the activities for the day before you set out for the trails.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, The Gonzo Inn (435-259-2515), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

Grand Junction Regional Airport | Grand Junction, Colorado

You will say farewell to your guides at 1:00 PM at the Gonzo Inn. At the end of your trip, you will be shuttled back to Grand Junction. If you signed up for the Trek Travel shuttle it will depart at 1:00 PM and arrive at the Grand Junction Regional Airport at approximately 3:00 PM. Please do not schedule a flight before 5:00 PM.

The use of your Trek Travel bike ends at 1:00 PM on day of departure. Extensions may be available upon request but cannot be guaranteed before your trip begins.

Trek Travel provides one complimentary shuttle from the SpringHill Suites, Grand Junction on the first day of the trip and back to the Grand Junction Regional Airport at the conclusion of the trip. The shuttle departs from the SpringHill Suites at 9:00 AM at the start of your trip. You must reserve a place on the Trek Travel shuttle when booking your trip with your trip consultant. If you are unable to make the designated shuttle time, please arrange for your own transportation to and from Moab. You can rent a car at the Grand Junction Airport and drive yourself, or you may contact Porcupine Shuttle (435 260 0896), American Spirit (970 523 7662), Red Rock Express (435 260 0595) or Roadrunner Shuttle (435 259 9402) to arrange transportation for yourself and your traveling companions. Prices vary with the size of the group.

Before & After: Grand Junction, Colorado

Those wanting to get quickly in & out of the area before and after their Trek Travel adventure will want to stay in Grand Junction. If you have a rental car and time to explore the area, Fruita (10 miles west of Grand Junction & ranked as one of the top 20 cities in the US for cycling) has more character and makes a good home base for exploration. Grand Junction gets its name because it’s near where the Colorado (once called the Grand) River joins the Gunnison River. The Colorado River is responsible for carving out most of the local geography, and giving the valley its rich fruit-growing heritage—thus “Fruita.” To the east of the valley, the grand mesa rises to an elevation of over 10,000 feet. To the west is the uplift that holds the Colorado National Monument and the Black Ridge Wilderness study area. Colorado National Monument offers hikes ranging from .25 to 8.5 miles and a spectacular scenic drive or road ride along the 23-mile Rim Rock drive through mesas, plateaus, and dramatic rock formations. The High Plateau to the southwest is the Uncompahgre Plateau, which stands over 9000 feet high. The north edge of the valley is bordered entirely by the Book Cliffs. If you like deserts and/or challenging single-track, then you’ll love this area. Over the Edge Sports (www.OTESports.com) can set you up with trail information and even mountain bike rentals. While in Fruita, don't miss the story of Mike the Headless Chicken who lived 18 months without a head... it's true, he even has a website: www.MikeTheHeadlessChicken.org. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel:

Springhill Suites Grand Junction

Stylish suites, innovatively designed to give you more space to sleep, work and relax. Located downtown within walking distance to multiple shops and restaurants.

236 Main St. | 1-970-424-5777 | http://www.marriott.com | ~$100

Residence Inn

The Residence Inn Grand Junction stands out among Grand Junction hotels with a location in the heart of Colorado's Wine Country within 1/4 mile from Grand Junction Regional Airport.

767 Horizon Drive | 970-263-4004 | www.marriott.com | ~$100

Doubletree Hotel Grand Junction

Located just minutes from Walker Field Airport in Grand Junction, this full-service hotel has all the amenities to make for a comfortable stay. The Doubletree Grand Junction offers shuttle service to and from the airport, as well as to the historic downtown with advanced notice.

743 Horizon Drive | 970 241 8888 | www.DoubleTree.com | ~$145


* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

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