If you've heard about the great mountain biking near Fruita, Colorado, here's your chance to see what all the talk is about! More than 140 miles of secluded trails and jeep roads. With many long ascents and an exhilarating descent on Moab's popular Porcupine Rim Trail this tour is perfect for mountain bike riders looking for a challenge.
230 km / 143 mi
Great riding near Fruita
Utah’s Canyon Country
Porcupine Rim Trail
Please plan on arriving in Grand Junction at least one day prior to your trip departure; day one of your itinerary starts at 09.00 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
40-60 km / 25-37 mi
230 km / 143 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
30 Aug 2021 - 03 Sep 2021 06 Sep 2021 - 10 Sep 2021 13 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021 20 Sep 2021 - 24 Sep 2021 27 Sep 2021 - 01 Oct 2021 04 Oct 2021 - 08 Oct 2021 11 Oct 2021 - 15 Oct 2021 18 Oct 2021 - 22 Oct 2021 18 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022 25 Apr 2022 - 29 Apr 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
Pillow + sleeping Bag
Included / Not Included – campgrounds
Day 1: Fruita to Rabbit Valley
From Grand Junction, we’ll take a shuttle to the trailhead in Fruita, have a brief orientation, and begin a beautiful and moderately technical singletrack ride along the Colorado River. The Fruita Loops are widely recognized as some of the best singletrack anywhere. This trail has sections of short steep climbs and descents, creating a true mountain biking adventure. After lunch, we return to the Kokopelli Trail for a challenging yet scenic ride to our camp in Rabbit Valley.
26 miles. Camping: Rabbit Valley
Singletrack & Jeep road. No van support
Day 2: Rabbit Valley to Fish Ford
After a delicious breakfast we start the day with a rolling singletrack followed by a progressively harder and rougher jeep road along the low regions of the Colorado River plains. The views of the Manti La Sal Mountains linger in the distance for a truly incredible landscape. Most of the day is broken double track and fire road with one steep climb. Tonight’s camp is on the Colorado River.
32 miles. Camping: Fish Ford.
Doubletrack. Some van support.
Day 3: Fish Ford to Fisher Valley
Leaving our Colorado River camp, we ride sections of doubletrack and singletrack and a 10 mile cruise on the scenic “River Road” highway, which takes us to one of our favorite trails - Onion Creek. Tall red cliffs of Cutler sandstone and intriguing rock formations line the canyon. We spend the afternoon climbing up through the canyon crossing Onion Creek over 20 times. Our camp is in Fisher Valley, which borders the Manti-La Sal Mountains. From our camp, a short hike takes us to a well-hidden Anasazi ruin.
35 miles Camping: Fisher Valley.
Singletrack, Doubletrack & Jeep road. Some van support.
Day 4:Fisher Valley to Castle Valley
Today’s ride involves climbing over 4,000 feet to the high Manti-La Sal Mountains! From our vantage point atop the mountain, we’ll take a quick
look at real dinosaur tracks that seem to “walk” off the edge of a cliff! We’ll also have great views of Castle Valley and Fisher Valley. We’ll descend
into camp in Castle Valley, where a refreshing dip in a mountain stream awaits us.
38 miles. Camping: Castle Valley
Jeep road. Some van support.
Day 5: Castle Valley to Moab
Today’s ride is your reward for yesterday’s tough climb. We descend one of the most popular mountain bike trails in the world, the Porcupine Rim. Catching a quick short-cut, we bypass half of the uphill section for 14 miles of pure, fast downhill on very challenging doubletrack and singletrack. Views, of course, are unsurpassed as we view Castle Valley and the Colorado River from high above. We’ll enjoy a delicious lunch in Moab and then shuttle back at 2 p.m. to Grand Junction where we should arrive around 5 p.m.
Singletrack & Doubletrack. Very little 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 .
All meals starting with lunch on the first day through lunch on the last day, snacks en softdrinks/water.
Airfare to and from our departure point,
Lodging before or after the tour,
Personal camping gear, Rental Camping equipment: 3 p. tent, air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow, not included.($108)
Rental bike, see PDF file below,
Gratuity to guides.
All camping on this trip is in campsites with no running water and pit toilets. There are no shower facilities, but solar showers will be available. Cell phone service is only available when in Moab.
Map & Routes
Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Full suspension
Santa Cruz Tallboy 29er Full suspension
Santa Cruz 27.5 Full suspension
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