Moab, Utah: Mountain Bike Mecca with Eric Porter

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Trip Duration

6 Days/5 Nights

Trip Type

Singletrack

Skill Level

3/5

Fitness Level

3/5

Ride Moab's famous slick rock, high alpine single track, and Navajo sandstone freeride zones on this 5-day pro-guided mountain bike adventure in Utah

Trip Highlights

  • Mountain bike the epic mecca of Moab, Utah
  • Unique sandstone riding and formations
  • Optional visit to Arches National Park
  • Ride the famous SlickRock Trail
  • Camp under the incredible desert stars
  • Long shuttled descents, relaxed riding pace

We have been riding all over the world, but for us Moab is still the most unique place to ride a mountain bike, and quite deserving of its nickname as the Mecca of mountain biking.

Home to the famous “Slickrock Trail”, the combination of high alpine singletrack leading down to Navajo sandstone freeriding zones makes it a true bucket list destination, and no one is more qualified to show you this zone than the Global Epix crew.

Join us as we ride the hand-picked highlights of Moab. The weather is warm and sunny in both March and September and a great time to visit. We will spend our days biking the best trails, and our nights camping under the stars enjoying true gourmet meals cooked by our chef.

We designed this trip to be as flexible as possible on your schedule and budget, so we offer a hotel upgrade for those who don’t wish to camp, as well as a “weekend-only” version for those with less time. Just ask us for more details on these options.

The riding in Moab is fairly technical, and while only an intermediate skill level is required it is definitely rugged terrain and a full suspension bike is highly recommended. Our itinerary allows for plenty of time for shooting photos, videos and resting while out on our rides so anyone will be easily able to keep up with the group. We use a mix of shuttles and pedal power to access our rides, with an emphasis on fun over exercise. We think you’ll get plenty of both !

Dates

March 22 to March 27, 2015

September 20 to September 25, 2015

Custom trips available any date. Contact us for details.

Pricing

$999 (Pro Guided - Eric Porter / Diamondback Bikes)

$799 (Non-pro Guided Option)

Your Pro Guide for this Trip: Eric Porter

Moab has been my winter getaway for the last ten years. It’s the perfect combination of amazing trails, mind blowing scenery, and great camping. The Global Epix crew have this place dialed, and we will ride some of the classic trails, as well as some newer and lesser known zones that are my personal favorites.

Eric Porter

The Itinerary

  • Day 1: Slick Rock Trail

    The trip begins at 9am in the morning, so plan on arriving the night before unless you are within a few hour drive of town. (See here for more information on how to get to Moab). We will spend the first hour introducing ourselves and sorting out the bikes, and our guides will be available to assist with any needed adjustments. We will then head out in the Global Epix van and spend the day on the iconic Slick Rock Trail. It is known for its stunning views of the snow-capped LaSal Mountains and its unique surface of hardened Navajo sandstone, which is anything but slick. In fact, the rubber tires of a mountain bike provide outstanding traction, and it is really fun to ride up and down at angles you never thought possible. We will be able to spend the whole day exploring, riding, and taking photos and videos. Tonight we will enjoy our hotel with hot tub and a group dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant, (all included in the price !)

  • Day 2: Porcupine Rim Trail

    Today we will be ride on of our favorite trails: the Porcupine Rim Trail. One of Moab’s true classics, it involves a bit of everything including single and double track climbing, traversing, and a serious dose of gravity-fueled singletrack down to the Colorado River, where our van and cold beverages await. Along the way we’ll check out the views of Castle Valley, Negro Bill Canyon, and some of the best views around. We will do this trail twice today, spending the whole day on this awesome ride with a gourmet hot lunch in between runs. All riders will have the option of pedaling up to the start of the ride, or catching the group shuttle, whichever sounds better!

  • Day 3: Amasa Back

    Amasa Back is our destination today, a trail that climbs steadily up towards an overlook of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park. We love this ride, lots of swoopy and rocky descending and great scenery all around us.

  • Day 4: Secret Slick Rock Trails

    Today we are going to relax a little and go play in some our favorite hidden slickrock spots in the area. After 3 days of hard riding, the bikes and bodies may be ready for a little more laid back day, so we’ll drive out to some really cool zones with lots of smooth stone, and plenty of bowls and chutes to play around in.

  • Day 5: Poison Spider & Moab Rim Trail

    One more day of riding Moab’s amazing terrain ! After breakfast, we’ll briefly visit some ancient dinosaur tracks imbedded in some nearby rocks, and then on to ride Poison Spyder. This ride features a relaxing and beautiful climb up to the top of the mesa, followed by either a return the same way or else via “The Portal”, an expert-only descent with big drops and massive exposure above the Colorado River. After lunch we’ll hit up Moab Rim Trail, a favorite of ours that climbs up huge angled slabs of smooth stone enroute to an overlook high above the town of Moab, along with views of the LaSal Mountains, Arches National Park, and more. Then, of course, comes the romping high speed descent back town to the van. We’ll celebrate with a dinner in town tonight and a well-deserved stay at a hotel with a hot tub and pool.

  • Day 6: Departure Day or More Riding

    The fun doesn’t have to stop yet, today marks the end of the tour but as everyone’s travel schedules are different, today is a full day of riding and all included in the price. We will also provide a free van shuttle at 8a.m. from Moab to Grand Junction, Colorado as part of our free Travel Shuttle service included with each trip. For those who drove to Moab or are staying longer, today we will have a full service day of riding starting at 10am, after a power breakfast and yoga/stretch session. We’ll simply take a group vote, along with the Global Epix guide’s input, and either re-do one of the group’s overwhelming favorites or perhaps choose one of the newer, mellower xc type trails like the Sovereign Trail, Capt Ahab, or others. A half day visit to nearby Arches National Park is also an option for today, ask your guide for more details.

What's Included

  • Hotel on day 5
  • All guiding
  • All private transport to trail heads and shuttles
  • Lunch and dinner on day 1
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on days 2, 4, and 5
  • Breakfast and lunch on day 3
  • Breakfast on day 6
  • Free unlimited drinking water

Not Included

  • Flights to Grand Junction or Salt Lake City
  • Ground transportation from airport to SLC
  • Bike rental (available, ask for details)

Ready to Book? Got Questions?

If you're interested in joining us for this trip, have questions, or would like to request a custom trip for your own dates, please email us at Trips@GlobalEpix.com and we will be in contact with you as soon as possible!

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