Top three reasons to mountain bike in North Klondike
Test your cycling skills on some of the best intermediate trails in Moab
Discover the unique combination of fast singletrack and bumpy slickrock
The loop’s speed and relative technical simplicity guarantee an adrenaline-filled experience
In the already famous and highly celebrated Moab mountain biking area, North Klondike stands out as any intermediate biker’s dream. The combination of fast and elegant dirt singletrack and Moab’s quintessential slickrock makes North Klondike’s loop an excellent introduction to Utah’s premier cycling area. The trails here are not highly technical, but they are far from trivial. Areas such as Baby Steps and Dino Flow offer speedy and flowy dirt sections through rock outcroppings and down tiny drainages, while Mega Steps’ uphill climb on mixed slickrock will challenge your endurance. If you’re a cyclist looking to push your skills to the next level, or you just wanna cruise and have a good time, North Klondike’s got you covered. Find out why Moab is one of the best MTB places in Utah from Katherine Peach, hiker, backcountry skier, mountain biker, packrafter, and Aspen local.
March through June, September through November
Moab, UT, is an hour away from North Klondike
Intermediate to advanced
Choose how you spend your day
North Klondike Singletrack Half-Day Standard Tour
Come to Moab for a 4-5 hour singletrack ride you’ll never forget! Discover why riders from around the world keep praising North Klondike’s trails as some of the best and most fun in Moab! Let a local and experienced guide show you around North Klondike’s towering rock outcroppings and buffed mesas and enjoy some great views along the way.
North Klondike Singletrack Half-Day Private Tour
Itching to ride some of Moab’s world-renowned singletrack routes? Take your friends and family for a 12-16 mile ride on some of the best terrain Utah has to offer. North Klondike’s intermediate trails abound with towering rock outcroppings, buffed mesas, and perfectly designed drop-offs, making for a dynamic loop that never gets boring. If you’re worried about safety, don’t be — you’ll have a seasoned local guide taking care of you.
North Klondike Singletrack Full-Day Standard Tour
Does 6+ hours of riding some of Moab’s highest quality trails sound like a dream to you? Then this full-day tour of the North Klondike singletrack is made for you. There’s plenty of intermediate-level climbs and descents to satisfy any type of rider here, and the outstanding trail variety makes it easy to find a trip perfectly tailored for you. Up for a moderate cruise or a hardcore riding experience? Your guide will make sure you get exactly what you want.
North Klondike Singletrack Full-Day Private Tour
A full day of riding legendary trails such as Alaska, Mega Steps, and Dino Flow with your close ones awaits you in this full-day tour of the North Klondike singletrack. Conquer up to 20 miles of excellent slickrock and dirt singletrack with a private guide who is there to make sure your trip goes by without a hitch. North Klondike’s winding narrow wedges and perfectly designed drop-offs are guaranteed to make you fall in love with Moab.
Meet your guide
Mountain Bike Guides
We loved riding with Rim tours so much we decided to do it twice during our week stay in Moab. Our bikes were amazing, the guides terrific and we got to see so much on the bikes in Dead Horse State Park and North Klondike trails. A really really great activity to do while in Moab. The trails give you lots of technical/difficult options, which was great for our family.
We did two half-day tours, Navajo Rocks and North Klondike, and they were both awesome. The guides were great and very knowledgeable, our Santa Cruz bikes looked brand new, and the tour group sizes were perfect. Tons of fun!
We wanted to make sure to fit in Moab for the mountain biking, but our RimTours guided ride around North Klondike completely exceeded our expectations. The terrain was super fun, the guides were knowledgeable, friendly, challenged us, and kept us moving. We were an active family with a 10 yr old daughter and 13 yr old son and everyone had a great experience. Our son just wants to get back to Moab ASAP to do more mountain biking.
Had a great guide, Sam. Well organized, paid attention to what we needed but let us ride to our limits. Good fun.
Things to know
Covid measures in North Klondike, 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, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in North Klondike, 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
- Half or full-day of mountain biking depending on your chosen itinerary
- Helmet and hydration pack
- Transportation to the trailhead
What’s not included:
- Bike rentals — you can rent a bike for an extra fee of $25
- Bike insurance ($15) — optional
- Transportation to Moab
- 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.
How fit do I need to be?
These tours are suitable for riders with good to excellent fitness levels. You will need to be able to bike between four and eight 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.
What if I’ve never climbed before?
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.
What about required equipment?
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Wear comfortable riding or athletic clothing, preferably moisture-wicking or synthetic material
- Sneakers or sport shoes
- Breathable outside layer or jacket
- 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 age requirements
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.
- Standard tours require a minimum of 2 people to run. If you are a party of one, and if you are willing to pay the solo rate, your guide guarantees that your tour will run — even if you end up being the only person on it.
Mountain biking in Dead Horse Point 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.
Getting there and meeting location
To get to North Klondike, 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.