My tour

Maah Daah Hey


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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!

Mountain bike
5 days
160 km / 99 mi
$ 1,510.-
  • 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



Mountain bike
5 days
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Technical level
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
Daily distance
20-40 km / 12-25 mi
Total distance
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
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
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
02 Aug 2021 - 06 Aug 2021
09 Aug 2021 - 13 Aug 2021
23 Aug 2021 - 26 Aug 2021
30 Aug 2021 - 03 Sep 2021
Also available start dates 2021: Sept: 13, 27
Medora (09.00)
Medora (14.00)
Airport at start
Bismarck Municipal Airport (BIS)
Airport at finish
Bismarck Municipal Airport (BIS)


Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 1,510.-
specialized mountainbike
specialized mountainbike Stumpjumper
$ 300.-
Camping gear rental
sleeping Bag, Pillow, Tent, Ground Pad
$ 103.-
$ 59.-
Pillow +Sleeping Bag
Bring your own pillow case
$ 35.-
Ground Pad
$ 18.-
upgrade bike
$ 405.-


Day 1:

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.

Day 2:

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.

Day 3:

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.

Day 4:

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.

Day 5:

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 .

Map & Routes



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