Best Mountain Biking Tours in Moab

By Sam Feeder , last updated December 22, 2011

It's tough to narrow down the best mountain biking tours in Moab, as this area of southeastern Utah is generally considered to be a collection of some of the greatest mountain biking trails on the planet. Because of this, an entire garden industry of mountain biking tours have popped up in the area, taking people on a wide variety of trails on almost a daily basis. These tours range from easy to difficult trails and from day tours to multi-day tours with camping under the Western sky. Check out some of the best mountain biking tours in Moab, listed below.

Escape Adventures

Escape Adventures does tours all over the country and the world and they have a number of different guided tours through the Moab Canyonlands. Through Moab Cyclery, Escape Adventures leads tours through the Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. You will visit Castle Valley and Fisher Towers as well, sampling epic mountain biking at places like Porcupine Rim, Onion Creek, and Kokopelli's Trail.

These trails are a great introduction to mountain biking and also offer excitement for experienced mountain bikers. Each tour is six days in length and is divided by trips where people stay at inns each night along the way (the more expensive tours) or camp at night (the less expensive tours). Escape Adventures offers these tours in March and April as well as in September and October, when the weather is just right.

Rim Tours

Rim Tours has been leading mountain biking tours through Moab since 1985 and is one of the homegrown outfits for this mountain biking tourism industry in the area. They offer both day and multi-day tours that will take you down all the great trails in the Moab area.

Half Day tours take you down the easy eight-mile courthouse loop, the moderately difficult but classic 12 mile Klondike Bluffs, and the advanced and renowned Slickrock Trail. Full Day tours will take advanced mountain bikers along the Porcupine Rim, across the difficult but breathtaking Blue Buffalo trail and through the technically challenging Bartlett Wash. Multi-Day tours go to all of these places and give the option of staying at an Inn at the end of each day or camping under the stars, for vastly different price points. The group and multi-day tours are only available in the spring and fall. Single day tours, however, are available through the summer months of May to September.

Dreamride

The original hardcore mountain bike company in Moab, Dreamride now caters to just about everyone, be it the extreme mountain biker to the families with kids. However, Dreamride will take riders on trails that other companies may not, because they fear the difficulty, or just because they don't know they exist. Dreamride offers day tours to five- day ultimate packages for people who live for mountain biking in Moab. Each of these vacations is unique and tailored to each individual, based on what you ask for from the very beginning. There is nothing cookie cutter about this tour operation and they encourage you to look elsewhere if that's what you want. So for the fun, different, and uniquely local Moab experience, check out Dreamride.

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