Leaving the tourist spots behind, we mountain bike into the surprising backcountry of Death Valley. Ride along ancient mining tracks and ghost towns and cycle seldom-traveled dirt roads into the backside of Red Rock Canyon. Finally, cycling the mustang trails will complete your appreciation for the untamed Spirit of the Mojave!
257 km / 160 mi
Death Valley NP: Dante ‘s View, Badwater, Mustard Canyon.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
Please plan on arriving in Las Vegas at least one day prior to your trip departure; day one of your itinerary starts at 9 a.m.
Deposit for this tour is $500.-pp
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition Challenging = experienced, well trained
Easy = unpaved roads, almost flat Average = narrow paths, steep climbing Difficult = barely used trails, rocks
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
20-40 km / 12-25 mi
257 km / 160 mi
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Camping, full board
Daily luggage transfers
04 Oct 2021 - 08 Oct 2021 11 Oct 2021 - 15 Oct 2021 18 Oct 2021 - 22 Oct 2021 25 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021 01 Nov 2021 - 05 Nov 2021 08 Nov 2021 - 12 Nov 2021 31 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022 07 Feb 2022 - 11 Feb 2022 14 Feb 2022 - 18 Feb 2022 21 Feb 2022 - 25 Feb 2022
3-man tent with fly and group tarp, three-season 30 degree sleeping bag, a camp pillow(you provide the pillow case) and a self-inflating ground pad
Sleeping Bag + Pillow
Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Full Suspension
Included / Not Included – campgrounds
Death Valley National Park, Spicer Ranch
After meeting in Las Vegas we shuttle to Beatty, Nevada and the all new Spicer Ranch Mountain Bike Park.
This park is purpose built mountain bike trails meshed with wild burro trails making a fantastic array of riding!
Plutonium Ridge (our favorite), takes us far into the backcountry of the Mojave Desert overlooking Beatty
Wash. After descending a fast ridge line back to Spicer Ranch, and if your legs are willing, try out the Dynamite Trail. Exhilarating 2 mile loop!
Total Mileage: 11-15 miles
Terrain: 100% singletrack No van support
Titus Canyon - A short 30 minute shuttle takes us to Titus Canyon where we’ll ride up and over White Pass and Red Pass to the top of the Grapevine Mountains. The reward for our climb? A scenic 5,600-foot descent through Titus' increasingly narrow canyon walls to the valley floor. After this spectacular ride, we’ll shuttle back to our camp in Monarch Canyon.
Total mileage: 15 - 26 miles
Terrain: 100% Jeep road 100% van support
Chloride Cliffs - Leaving camp, we ride up the old Chloride Cliffs jeep road for a rare king-of-the-hill view of both the Badwater lowlands and Mt. Whitney. Today’s highlight is a chance to prospect abandoned crystal mines in the top of the mountain. Later, we’ll descend nearly 2,000 feet back to camp! In the afternoon, an optional two-mile hike through Monarch Canyon offers the opportunity to explore a ghosted stamping mill and a clear portal view from atop a seasonal waterfall.
Total mileage: 12 miles + 2 mile hike
Terrain 100% Jeep road No van support
Sand Dunes and Cottonwood Valley
After packing up, we descend to the bottom of Death Valley on mountain bikes to Mesquite Sand Dunes. Here we will have an hour to explore the beauty of Death Valley and the relaxing wind blown dunes under our feet. Take a quick stop at Stovepipe Wells for some ice cream and lunch than its off to Red Rock Canyon, West Las Vegas.
Once in Red Rock, get ready for some of the fastest, finest single-track in the west! We'll follow some of our
favorite trails in Cottonwood Valley for the remainder of the afternoon before retiring in the Element Hotel.
We will be having dinner at Bonnie Springs, Old Nevada Ghost Town. Can you say rustic?
Total Mileage: 19 - 30 miles
Terrain: 50% paved, 50% Singletrack, partial van support
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area -Mustang Trails
We start our final day riding Red Rock's Mustang Trail single-track system. Initially stomped out by horses and burros over 100 years ago, these trails are now shared by mountain bikers and wild mustang descendant’s who roam free and are protected in the National Conservation Area. We then ride to the small town of Blue Diamond for lunch before shuttling back to Las Vegas.
Total mileage: 12 - 15 miles
Terrain: 100% Singletrack No van support.
This is a general itinerary and may vary. The tour operator reserves the right to make changes
due to weather, local conditions, government intervention, or any unforeseen reasons that may
affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Inns are subject to change .
A remote camping tour
Excellent meals and support.
Snacks and sport-drinks during the day.
Guides are experienced facilitators and regional experts.
Backcountry permits, licenses, park fees
Community Gear (camp chairs, large tents etc.)
Airfare to and from our departure point,
Lodging before or after the tour,
Personal camping gear, possible to rent $108.-
Rental bike, see PDF file below,
Gratuity to guides.
This trip features scenic, primitive campsites with no running water. At each of the primitive camps we utilize our own portable toilet, and exercise a leave-no-trace policy. There are hot showers available Day 3 and Night 4; all other nights a solar shower will be available. Cell phone service is extremely spotty during the entire trip, with no service available at our campsites. Our last night we’ll stay inside Red Rock Canyon at the Bonnie Springs, a classic inn with its own reconstructed frontier town.
* It may be the Mojave “desert” and home to some of the hottest temperatures on record, but it sure gets cold at night. Bring a beanie cap and some layers.
Map & Routes
Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Full suspension
Santa Cruz Tallboy 29er Full suspension
Santa Cruz 27.5 Full suspension
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