When the metaphorical gates of Navajo Rocks were first opened in 2014, cyclists rushed to Moab to see what all the fuss was about. And they weren’t disappointed. Although quite energy-draining and “pedally”, the trail gained quite a following for its excellent mix of dirt and slickrock, abundance of technical challenges, and extensive downhill sections. The trail also touches upon many unique geological features, adding to its Moab flare, and it provides stunning views of the nearby Merrimac Buttes and the La Sal Mountains. Navajo Rocks is a must for any intermediate cyclist who doesn’t mind getting down and dirty. Find out more about the best mountain biking trails in Moab from Lily Krass, backcountry skier, mountain biker, hiker, and Jackson Hole local.

  • Enjoy Navajo Rocks’ excellent flow and technical riding

  • Check out one of Moab’s latest and most popular rides

  • Wide variety of tracks and great views to keep things exciting

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Navajo Rocks Half-Day Standard Tour
Apr 01 onwards
Navajo Rocks Half-day Private Tour
Apr 01 onwards
Navajo Rocks Full-day Standard Tour
Apr 01 onwards
Navajo Rocks Full-day Private Tour
Apr 01 onwards

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Rim Tours
Rim Tours
Mountain Bike Guides
Rim Tours feels that one of the key factors for a successful bicycle vacation are the guides who accompany their guests on each tour. The destinations often speak for themselves in terms of beauty, but the scenery alone is not all that is necessary to have an incredible experience. Their guides are the best in the business with the most experience and working knowledge of the area.
5.00 (3 reviews)
Private MTB Tour of Moab
Sam W. about Rim Tours on TripAdvisor

We did a half-day tour with Rim Tours guide Brooks. He plotted a great, predominantly intermediate ride for my wife and me. We shuttled to Mag 7 then rode 17 miles of mixed terrain, all singletrack, and slickrock, through Horsethief and to Navajo Rocks. Our only complaint is that we had so much fun we didn’t take enough pictures. Rim tours office staff is also kind enough to spend some time on the phone with us to suggest where we should take the kids on a self-guided MTB trip with the kiddos. I would highly recommend Rim Tours to give you the best possible experience on the trails of Moab!

Awesome intermediate MTB ride with great guide and mind-blowing route
Family traveler and Cyclist about Rim Tours

My 15-yr old daughter and I went on the half-day intermediate Navajo Rocks tour.
Our guide, Colin, picked us up at our hotel at 0700 sharp and did a great job in looking after us both in setting the pace of the ride and pointing out features of the history and landscape.
He drove us to the start of the trail (approx. 20 min NW of Moab) and took us through the basics of the bikes. The trail was a very nice balance of slick rock and single trail (gravel and hard-pack dirt) which we could easily handle with the soft-tail Santa Cruz MTB’s provided by Rim Tours. My daughter and I are not advanced MTB riders but the level suited us just fine both in terms of the technicality of the trail and amount of climbing (see stats below). For beginners and more advanced riders, Rim Tours offers alternative tours and tours. As a bonus, when we got back to the truck, Colin let me ride the Ramblin Trail solo and picked me up at the East parking area. In total (incl. Ramblin’), the ride was 22km and 440m of cumulative climbing. The scenery was AMAZING – both in riding around and very close to Big Mesa and with views of both Arches and Canyon Lands National Parks. Would highly recommend going with RimTours.

Mountain biking at its best
Joe S. about Rim Tours

A friend and I did a half-day mountain bike tour of the Navajo Rocks area of Moab with Rim Tours. David was our guide. It was our first time and thank goodness David convinced us to the Navajo Rocks ride rather than the Splitrock trail ride that we were signed up for. The Navajo Rocks ride was just technical and strenuous enough. David is a pro. Very knowledgeable and super friendly and accommodating. A great time all around. Rim Tours is awesome to deal with as well. We will definitely be back to do Splitrock.

Things to know

  • 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, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Navajo Rocks, Utah, please refer to the official Utah COVID-19 update website.

    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 you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced MTB guide with extensive local knowledge of the area
      • Mountain bike, helmet, and hydration pack
      • Transportation to the trailhead

    What’s not included:

      • Accommodations
      • Transportation to Moab
      • Bike rentals — you can rent a bike for an extra fee of $25
      • Bike insurance — optional
      • Food and snacks

    If you have your own bike, feel free to bring it with you. If not, you can rent an aluminum frame bike for $25 or upgrade it to a Tier 2 carbon frame bike for $40.

  • These tours are suitable for riders with good to excellent fitness levels. You will need to be able to bike between 4 and 6 hours, depending on the itinerary you choose. 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 easier trails.

  • Previous mountain bike experience is recommended. Trail surfaces may include uneven terrain and narrow trails, singletrack, with occasional obstacles (roots, rocks, sand). Hills and descents are moderate to strenuous and require some skill. Riders with minimal mountain bike experience but who have road biking skills or a strong fitness level, along with an adventurous spirit, should be suitable for these tours.

  • Here’s what you should bring:

      • Wear comfortable riding or athletic clothing, preferably moisture-wicking or synthetic material
      • Sneakers or sport shoes
      • Breathable outside layer or jacket
      • Sunglasses
      • Plenty of water, 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.)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • The group size for these tours is usually between 1-6 people with one guide.
      • Costs per person decrease as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to climb with friends and family.

    Mountain biking in Navajo Rocks can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.

    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 riders under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • To get to Navajo Rocks, most people fly into Salt Lake City International Airport. From there, you can take a shuttle or rent a car for a 4,5-hour drive to Moab. You can also fly into Denver International Airport and take a direct local flight to Moab, or take a local flight to Grand Junction Colorado Airport and rent a car or take a shuttle for a 2-hour drive to Moab.

    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 in Moab or a predetermined location.

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