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MOAB & the Back Beyond


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The Moab & The Back of Beyond Tour delves into the heart of redrock canyon country of Southeastern Utah and Southwestern Colorado. Ride through the supernatural landscapes of Arches & Canyonlands National Parks, climb the scenic La Sal Mountain Loop and pedal beneath 800-ft redrock sandstone walls along the Colorado River.

Road bike
6 days
579 km / 360 mi
$ 2,995.-
  • Arches National Park
  • The Devils Garden Trail
  • Dead Horse Point State Park
  • The Manti-La Sal National Forest
  • The Paradox Valley
  • The deposit for this tour is $950.-pp.



Road bike
6 days
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Daily distance
60-80 km / 37-50 mi
Total distance
579 km / 360 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
Deluxe, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
20 Mar 2022 - 25 Mar 2022
03 Apr 2022 - 08 Apr 2022
10 Apr 2022 - 15 Apr 2022
28 Aug 2022 - 02 Sep 2022
09 Oct 2022 - 15 Oct 2022
16 Oct 2022 - 21 Oct 2022
Start date: March 20 sold out
Grand Junction (8.00 AM)
Grand Junction
Airport at start
Grand Junction regional airport
Airport at finish
Grand Junction regional airport

Prices *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*

Price per person / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
The tour price per person
$ 2,995.-
road bike rental
The Scott Addict 10 Disc was designed from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, the Addict 10 will be your go to when you’re looking to put the miles in.
$ 250.-
The Scott SUB Tour eRIDE makes getting around easier. ePowered by Bosch with a 500Wh battery, the SUB Tour eRIDE can go the distance. Equipped with lights and a rack, it’s ready to provide many miles of worry-free reliability.
$ 375.-
Single supplement
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
$ 590.-


Included / Not Included – lodging

Day 1: Unaweep Canyon

44 miles with up to 3,050 feet of climbing
After a morning meeting at the Courtyard by Marriott Grand Junction and a quick shuttle from Grand Junction, we begin our Moab & The Back of Beyond Tour with a ride start along scenic byway Highway 141 into the intimate confines of Unaweep Canyon – a geologically unique canyon that cuts across the Uncompahgre Plateau. The route offers over 3,000-feet of climbing with a lunch at the Gateway Stables. After lunch enjoy a long downhill into Gateway, Colorado where we stay at the amazing Gateway Canyons Resort.

Day 2: Layover in Gateway – Unaweep Canyon Out & Back

Standard: 30 miles with up to 2,370 feet of climbing
E.F.I.: 47 miles with up to 3,160 feet of climbing
With a layover day at the Gateway Canyons Resort, there are two ride options offered this morning. The first is to pedal 30-miles round-trip up and down Highway-141 through magnificent Unaweep Canyon to Gateway Canyon Resort’s Stables. In the spring and after rain storms there are multiple waterfalls on the west side of the canyon. Look for a waterfall near milepost 122 and then again near milepost 132 at Fall Creek. E.F.I. riders will also have the option to Reach the Summit by riding a few miles past the stables to the route’s high point and turnaround point at the Unaweep Divide to extend the ride which makes for a 47-mile round trip road ride.
After the morning ride on this layover day make certain to visit the amazing auto museum in the afternoon or to lay pool side at one of the two pool complexes. Gateway Canyons Resort is simply one of the most beautiful, luxurious, and relaxing resorts in the Western US

Day 3: Gateway Canyons Resort to Old La Sal

Standard: 69 miles with up to 2,950 feet of climbing
E.F.I.: 90 miles with up to 5,725 feet of climbing
The riding on this day continues following the dazzling scenery of scenic byway Highway 141 southward into Dolores Canyon. The first 30-miles of riding from Gateway Canyons resort are beneath 1,500-foot Redrock Canyon walls and many of our guests have called this section the “most beautiful ride” they have ever enjoyed. It is quite simply one of the most stunning roads in the country.
After reaching the confluence of the Rio Dolores and the Rio San Miguel the route heads west through Paradox Valley. The Standard ride ends at the famed Bedrock Store (circa 1881) and the E.F.I. ride ends just across the border into Utah in Old La Sal. From here it is a short shuttle to Moab, Utah to our accommodations and a well deserved dinner.

Day 4: Dead Horse Point

Standard, 56 miles with up to 3,340 feet of climbing
E.F.I., 102 miles with up to 4,650 feet of climbing
Todays route takes us early morning from downtown Moab, along paved bike trails past Arches National Park, and then up a 2,000-foot climb along Dead Horse Mesa Scenic Byway. Along the way we pass through deep canyons and quirky desert landscapes climbing to the top of a plateau to our destination of Dead Horse Point State Park. From here are magnificent and breathtaking views of the Colorado River just below and then Canyonlands National Park, the La Sal Mountains, and the Abajo Mountains in the far southern distance.
Reversing course from Dead Horse Point State Park we descend back down the morning climb along Dead Horse Mesa Scenic Byway and it becomes a screaming downhill… woo hoooo! Standard route riders shuttle back from the bottom of the descent and E.F.I. riders have the option of riding the remaining 13 miles back to our lodging in Moab.

Day 5: La Sal Loop Road to Red Cliffs Lodge

46 miles with up to 4,965 feet of climbing
E.F.I., 60- miles with up to 5,650 feet of climbing
Our desert-canyon tour turns massif country, if just for one day, as today offers its riders the stunning La Sal Mountain Loop Road. The ride starts from downtown Moab proceeding south through Spanish Valley and then onto La Sal Loop Road just as we past Kens Lake. Soon the climbing starts as we ascend from desert into sub-alpine scrub terrain with rolls, turns, twists, and sometimes hairpins, through the La Sal Mountains and 100-mile views.
Upon topping out at the spectacular vista atop the La Sal Mountain loop cyclists will enjoy lunch with a view. The descent that follows into the stupendous scenery of Castle Valley is simply breathtaking as we drop nearly 4,400-feet along the last 18 miles of the ride to end at Red Cliffs Lodge along the Colorado River.

Day 6: Stage 1 – Colorado River Road and Stage 2 – Colorado National Monument

Stage 1: 28 miles with up to 1,410 feet of climbing
Stage 2: 27 miles with up to 2,750 feet of climbing
The final riding day of the Moab & The Back of Beyond Tour serves up a classic two stage ride through the striking redrock-desert geography. From our lodging at Red Cliffs Lodge we head out along State Route 128, or “The River Road,” which follows the southern bank of the Colorado River through a narrow, steep, and spectacular gorge lined in sandstone walls. This route offers minimal elevation gain-loss and moderate mileage.
After lunch we shuttle 50 minutes back to Grand Junction for stage 2 within the Colorado National Monument. The 23-mile drive follows the redrock rim nearly 2,000 feet up a series of canyons above the Rio Colorado. The entire road has been designated a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places and was named by National Geographic as one of the country’s Top 10 Under-Appreciated Parks.
At the end of the ride through Colorado National Monument we shuttle a few short miles back to Grand Junction and our final night of lodging at Courtyard by Marriott Grand Junction.


Exceptional Lodging.
6 Days of meals (aside 1 dinner), daily lunch en route, energy food, liquid refreshments. Shuttle to and from the Moab region.
Entrance fees.
Mechanical support and luggage transfer.

Not included:

Night before and after the tour not included.
Bike rental. Be sure to bring your own helmet. We have a very limited supply and will only pack them if special arrangements are made ahead of time.
Flights to and from the trip.
Gratuity guides.
Alcoholic beverages


Gateway Canyons Resort
Hotel Moab Downtown
Red Cliffs Lodge
Courtyard by Marriott Grand Junction

Map & Routes



Scott Addict 10 Disc road bike for only $250/week
Carbon Frame and Fork, Shimano Ultegra 2×11 Drivetrain, 34×32 Compact Gearing, 30mm Tires, and Hydraulic Disc Brakes. Approx. Weight: 16.89 lbs / 7.66 kg (without pedals)
Customize Your Ride: Bring your own Pedals (recommended) and Saddle (optional). Our guides will help you install them.
Cyclo Computers are not included, but you can bring your own if you would like.
In addition we also have
available for rental at $375/week.
And finally we have a selection of straight bar road bikes in our rental fleet.
Be sure to bring your own helmet. We have a very limited supply and will only pack them if special arrangements are made ahead of time.


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