Top three reasons to go mountain biking in Moab
Unique slickrock terrain, spectacular desert scenery, and tons of tracks
Advanced riders can try out the monstrous 64-mile loop
Solid place to push the boundaries of your riding
Moab mountain biking tours will have you cycling some insane landscapes. Here, you’ll traverse dirt, slickrock, and flowy descents, and if you want, experience tires clinging to walls of vertical red sandstone. Moab mountain biking day trips are plentiful for a range of skill levels — enough to keep advanced riders entertained and allow new and intermediate riders to sharpen their techniques in the world of desert riding. Find out more about the best trails in Moab from Lily Krass, a backcountry skier, mountain biker, and hiker, or listen to a local’s guide to mountain biking in Moab by Kenny Gorham, a MTB enthusiast, guide, and the face behind Bighorn Mountain Biking.
April through November
Moab, UT is 4-hour drive from Salt Lake City
Beginner to advanced
Choose how you spend your day
Beginner Half-Day Tour: Dead Horse Point
Get acquainted with Moab, Utah on beginner-friendly mountain bike tours along exciting trails at Dead Horse Point State Park. Spend four hours biking from one scenic overlook to another and get introduced to singletrack terrain. Join your guide on this exciting cruise and feel the thrill of MTB!
Intermediate Half-Day Tour: Moab Brand Trails
Navigate the scenic gorgeous terrain presenting challenges along twisting and turning dirt trails. This four hour adventure explores popular desert trails with views of Arches National Park and the La Sal mountain range — home of the world-famous Whole Enchilada, as well as a growing network of connecting trails. Gain insight from the MTB experts to navigate the best lines and unforgiving rock drops and feel the thrill of mountain biking!
Advanced Full-Day Tour: The Magnificent 7
Experience Moab’s slickrock on a multiple-section mountain bike trip, unwinding at Gemini Bridges and soaking in the Twin Arches. You’ll take in views of the canyon rims on this Magnificent 7 trails singletrack. Choose between a flowy descent or more technical rock descent — both with punchy climbs throughout. Riders with some experience on the bike will love this mountain biking loop. Challenge your skills and enjoy this famous trail that draws riders from around the world!
E-Bike Half-Day Tour: Dead Horse Point
Relax on the move with an e-bike on the beginner-friendly trails at Dead Horse Point State Park. This half-day tour takes you through beautiful overlooks and gives you a quick introduction to single track terrain, letting you enjoy the rush of air on your face without having to pedal too hard. Join your guide on the most modern and technically equipped e-bikes and explore Utah’s MTB trails!
This tour requires a three person minimum.
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Our group rented bikes from Ike and Kenny and had an amazing time! They were super friendly and knowledgeable, the bikes were in great condition and the rental spot was very convenient. The trails (Dead Horse) were a lot of fun too (we had beginner to advanced riders in our group). Would highly recommend!
The folks at Moab Cyclery were all very helpful and professional and our guide Jackie was outstanding. Organized a ride that met all our family\’s needs and experience level, was knowledgeable about the terrain and the Moab environment, and even helped with great tips about other hikes and experiences to consider. Highly recommended.
My girlfriends and I rented bikes from Big Horn Mountain Biking and I had the best day I’ve had all year! Renting the bikes at the trail head takes all the fuss and planning out the trip, instead you get the enjoy the ride and the AMAZING VIEWS. The bikes were like new and perfectly tuned, and Ike was super friendly and helpful. Would love to go back and would definitely recommend as a Moab must!
I normally never rate anything but this topnotch mtb outfitter deserves credit for fixing a booking that failed because of the 3rd party booking firm, TripOutside, neglected to follow through and follow up from my initial reservation. Kenny called out of concern and allowed us to experience my dream MTBing in the Moab area. We had new top full suspension bikes that were set up perfectly for our riding at Dead Horse. Book directly with Kenny and his professional team members.You won’t regret!
Things to know
COVID-19 measures in Moab, Utah
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Moab, Utah, please refer to the Official COVID-19 updates by the U.S. Government for Utah.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
This is what you get on this adventure:
- An experienced MTB guide with extensive local knowledge of the area
- A half-day or a full-day of mountain biking
- Bike rentals
Beginner and intermediate rides come with a hardtail bike while advanced Mag 7 tour comes with a full-suspension bike. You can upgrade your bike to full-suspension for an extra $15. E-bike tours include full suspension e-bike rental.
What’s not included:
- Meals and snacks
How fit do I need to be?
You will need to be able to pedal between four and six hours, depending on the itinerary you choose. Even the easy tours require that riders be fit enough to pedal up some rising terrain. After booking, your guide will determine the group’s skill level and capabilities and cater the day to your specific abilities.
Keep in mind, opting for the full day option means more biking, which is strenuous even if you stay on beginner level trails.
What if I’ve never mountain biked before?
To book this adventure, all riders, regardless of age or height, must be capable of operating hand brakes and shifting gears. A guide will explain the different mountain bike techniques and body positions to get you feeling comfortable on the trail. You will progress at a level that is consistent with your comfort. Once you finally get the hang of trail riding, you will only want more!
What about required equipment?
- Sneakers or sport shoes
- Breathable outside layer or jacket
- Bike tights
- Biking shorts
- A riding jersey or t-shirt
- Windbreaker or light jacket
- Two pairs of breathable socks.
- Sneakers or sport shoes
- Water bottle or hydration bladder
- Daypack with snacks
- Biking gloves are optional but recommended
- Bike repair kit
- Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
Wear comfortable riding or athletic clothing, preferably moisture wicking or synthetic material. Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season.
Group sizes and age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- For this adventure, the max client to guide ratio is 6:1.
- The tours are private and cost is per person.
- The costs decrease as your group grows.
Mountain biking in Moab can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- Children as young as 10 are able to go on trips with a legal guardian. That said, if you have a young rider strong enough to handle sustained climbs (either riding or walking their bike) of hundreds of feet, and rough terrain, then they may be able to participate on a case-by-case basis.
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Getting there and meeting location
To get to Moab, most people fly to Canyonlands Regional Airport (CNY) in Moab, UT. Other options include flying into Grand Junction, CO, about a two-hour drive away, and Salt Lake City, UT, which is four hours away. You can rent a car or use one of the local Moab shuttle companies to get to the trailhead.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide shop or a predetermined location.