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Group Moab Mountain Bike Tours

Moab | Utah
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4 REVIEWS
Trip Highlights

Top three reasons to go mountain biking in Moab

  • Trip Highlight

    Moab delivers thrilling trails featuring rock rolls and scenic cliffs

  • Trip Highlight

    Advanced riders can try out the monstrous 64-mile loop!

  • Trip Highlight

    Spend a week in Moab and progress with your mountain biking skills

Moab incorporates dry mild temperatures, beautiful canyons and mesa tops, and some of the best MTB trails in the US, making it an incredibly popular destination for mountain biking! Discover unbelievably flowy descents, traverse dirt and slickrock, and feel the tires clinging to walls of vertical red sandstone. Mountain biking days in Moab are perfect for a range of skill levels — they are challenging enough to keep avid and experienced riders impressed while allowing beginner riders to master some skills and techniques. Join expert guides for a day of fun in this mecca of mountain biking! 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.

Season

March through October

Nearest city

Moab, UT is 4-hour drive from Salt Lake City

Duration

1 day

Skill level

Beginner to advanced

Itineraries

Choose how you spend your day

Every day is fully custom. You and your guide will discuss how to tailor your day to your experience and objectives. Here are some examples of the most popular itineraries to serve as a starting point:

Beginner Half-Day Tour: Courthouse Loop

Get acquainted with Moab on this beginner-friendly mountain bike trip with views of Arches National Park. You’ll start at Rusty Spur Trail, not far off the main loop in Moab, as an introduction to singletrack terrain or as an exciting cruise for more knowledgeable riders.

DISTANCE: 7-10 miles

Intermediate Half-Day Tour: Mag 7

Experience Moab’s slickrock with multiple sections of trails taking a break at Gemini Bridges and soaking in the Twin Arches. You’ll take in views of the canyon rims on this Magnificent 7 trails singletrack. Riders with some experience on the bike will love this mountain biking day-tour loop.

DISTANCE: 12 miles

Advanced Half-Day Tour: Slickrock

Challenge your skills on a series of petrified sand dunes forming an 11-mile trail into a coaster ride. This famous trail draws serious riders from around the world testing technique and experience. Even advanced riders might be a bit daunted by its reputation, so hit the trail with the experts.

DISTANCE: 12 miles

Intermediate Full-Day Tour: Navajo Rocks

You’ll navigate the scenic gorgeous slickrock terrain presenting challenges along twisting and turning dirt singletrack. Spend a full day taking in views of the Monitor and Merrimac buttes and the towering La Sal Mountains with a pro guide on this Moab MTB network.

DISTANCE: 18 – 20 miles

Advanced Full-Day Tour: Whole Enchilada

Embark on this iconic downhill trail across technical singletrack and a steep 2,000-foot climb. The ride will then drop you 4,000 ft. at the Colorado River. You’ll also gain insight from the MTB experts to navigate the best lines and unforgiving rock drops on the Porcupine Rim section.

DISTANCE: 20 – 27 miles

Reviews

Reviews (4)

Read what happy 57hours clients have to say about adventuring with their guide
Great Experience Mountain Biking
gd0214 about Rim Tours on TripAdvisor

This was our first time mountain biking and we did the Courthouse Loop. Brooks was our guide and he was fabulous. He introduced us to the bike and let us practice riding before we started out on our adventure. Being a newbie at mountain biking, it was definitely a bit strenuous at times, but we had such a fun time and shared lots of laughs and would do it again in a heartbeat. Brooks was so knowledgeable and helpful and made both of us feel extremely comfortable with the bike. We had a blast!

Family Moab Bike
Brian L about Rim Tours on TripAdvisor

Great intro to mountain biking for never-Evers. Kids, 11 and 13, did fine. Scenery was beautiful. Ride was really fun. Jeff was excellent and quite funny.

Best of the best.
dianettewells about Rim Tours on TripAdvisor

There are so many tour companies, how do you choose? Luckily, my friends chose this particular company and I’ll try to return every year to ride more trails with them. Everything was top notch- easy check-in, great communications before the trip started, and off we went. 30 seconds in I thought this trip might be out of my league. Our guides, Beth and Kiersten, were amazing (zen-like) teachers/guides. (Just following behind them I learned so much.) After a few minutes riding the most fun trails (slick-rock, hard-pack, sand) I’ve ever been on, I was in heaven. (Should’ve rented their top of the line Santa Cruz’ bikes as I’m pretty sure I broke my, not-as-strong bike.) Now for camp; this was a 3 night tour- had the biggest tent I’ve ever slept in, the campsite was literally on the rim of a spectacular canyon. (They even took us on a hike to see the pictographs.) They go the extra mile in ALL things. Don’t get me started on the coffee and food. Plentiful and gourmet. Appetizers the minute we were off the bike, the best sandwiches while out on the trail, dinners were off the charts. I secretly saw Kiersten putting air in our tires and lubing our chains early in the morning to make sure everything was in perfect order for the day’s ride. These two guides and this company don’t miss a thing. All levels of riders- everyone was an amazing rider after only a few days. I had always wanted to ride Moab and was never sure how- Rim Tours is the way to go. Bucket list.

Courthouse Loop Beginners
Serusthecat about Rim Tours on TripAdvisor

Sam and Carl were great! Traveling alone and haven’t Mountain biked in 3+ years, this was the tour for me. They both catered to each individual’s level while keeping things moving. The scenery is incredible. A great introduction session. Varying uphills with fun downhills, all the while keeping an eye on where we all were. They both have excellent tips and were engaging. I highly recommend this tour.

Things to know

Things to know

Answers to the most common questions people have about this trip

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!

What’s included?

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 riding a mountain bike
    • Transportation to and from the trailhead, except for the
    • Whole Enchilada
    • Lunch for full-day tours
    • Helmet
    • Snacks

What’s not included:

    • Lunch for half-day tours
    • Bike rentals — you can rent a bike for an extra fee of $25
    • Transportation to and from Moab
    • Shuttle fee for the Whole Enchilada tour (max. $30, depending on the trailhead)
    • Accommodations

How fit do I need to be?

You will need to be able to pedal between two 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.

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?

You’ll need:

    • 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
    • Sunglasses
    • 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, anywhere from two people to large groups can be accommodated. The tours are not private and cost is per person.
    • The costs do not decrease as your group grows.
    • Group tours require a minimum of 2 people to go. If you are a party of one, and if you are willing to pay the solo rate, we will guarantee that your tour runs — even if you end up being the only person on it
    • 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.

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. From there, you will head to the trailhead.

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