These 96 continuous miles of singletrack mountain bike route traverses North Dakota's rugged badlands and weave through prairie teeming with wildlife. But riders aren't drawn to this region just for the scenery; the Maah Daah Hey also offers world-class mountain biking. A real nature tour, away from civilization!
160 km / 99 mi
Remote camping tour.
Excellent meals and support.
Snacks and sport-drinks included.
Including souvenir shirt.
Guides are experienced facilitators and regional experts.
Camping equipment rental: 3 p. tent, sleeping bag, pillow, air mattress.($103)
Please plan on arriving in Medora at least one day prior to your trip departure; day one of your itinerary starts at 9 a.m.
A shuttle service is available from Bismarck to Medora called Rim Rock Stages on the "Fargo-Billings Route".
Guaranteed Trip Departure Policy
You will have the option of paying an extra $400 pp to guarantee that your trip will run even with only 2 bookings. If we receive 2 other bookings then we will refund or not charge the extra $400 pp.
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
160 km / 99 mi
750 m / 2461 ft
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
24 Aug 2020 - 28 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 - 04 Sep 2020 14 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 28 Sep 2020 - 01 Oct 2020 24 May 2021 - 28 May 2021 07 Jun 2021 - 11 Jun 2021 14 Jun 2021 - 18 Jun 2021 21 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 28 Jun 2021 - 02 Jul 2021 05 Jul 2021 - 09 Jul 2021
Also available start dates 2021:, Aug: 2, 9, 23, 30, Sept: 13, 27
CCC Trailhead & New Singletrack
We meet in Medora and then shuttle for about an hour. At the CCC Trailhead, we have lunch and go through a quick safety orientation before riding a prime-cut section of the Maah Daah Hey. This out-and-back is a great sampling of the Badlands and a perfect warm-up! Then it's into the van for a short shuttle to our camp for the night.
Bennett Trail or Cottonwood Trail
Today we will ride the Bennett Trail or the brand new Cottonwood Trail, before joining the Maah Daah Hey Trail. We track south through high prairie grasses and wooded draws. When we reach Beicigel Creek Road, we stop to meet the van and enjoy lunch before continuing on to Magpie Campground.
Devil’s Pass, Little Missouri River
As we make our way to Devil's Pass it's hard to believe that this trail was once an old cattle road; nowadays it's is a fairly narrow passage for us. We reach a crest and are treated to fantastic views as we peer out across the Little Missouri River Valley. From here we drop down, eventually reaching the foot of the river itself; a quick wade brings us to the other side. Riding on, we meander through shady cottonwoods and climb up to the van and our lunch spot. After the break, eight more rolling miles bring us to our camp near Teddy's own Elkhorn Ranch.
Buffalo Gap to Wannagan Creek
Today we enjoy ripping fast descents on buff singletrack mixed with shaded, sustained climbs as the trail winds though juniper and ash trees. We also weave our way though ancient sun-bleached stumps of petrified Cypress trees before descending to our camp near Wannagan Creek.
Buffalo Gap & South Unit
After breakfast, we will skirt the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and link up with the Buffalo Gap Trail. This trail leads us back to "civilization" in the funky Wild West town of Medora. We'll finish the tour with lunch at a local park.
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 .
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