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  • 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
    PREREQUISITES: Anybody who tries to book this tour will need to go through an additional vetting email from the guide. Riders can expect exposure on the trails, in addition to features that could be bigger than knee-high.

    • 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 riding a mountain bike
        • Transportation to and from the trailhead
        • $30 shuttle fee for the Whole Enchilada tour
        • Lunch for full-day tours
        • Helmet
        • Snacks
        • 6.85% tax

      What’s not included:

        • Lunch for half-day tours
        • Bike rentals — you can rent a bike for an extra fee of $27
        • Transportation to and from Moab
        • Accommodations
    • 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.

    • During the summer months, your guides cannot guarantee that you will be able to ride the entire route of the Whole Enchilada. While you start at a much cooler alpine elevation, the route ends at the much hotter desert environment. Riders need to carry a minimum of 3 liters of water, so be sure to bring a hydration pack with this capacity (there is no place to re-fill) as well as space to carry a lunch that will be provided.

      The Burro Pass section (the first 6 miles) involves a substantial climb at high elevation which can really work folks before the extremely technical descent right after. The rest of the route is considered a “pedally” downhill, with the final 12 miles on the Porcupine Rim being physically demanding because of constant chunky and rocky riding, as well as the summertime heat.

      This ride is the most remote and technically challenging of any ride in Moab and is more suited for expert riders with very strong fitness. If you and the guide get to a point where it is no longer feasible to continue (due to time, temperatures, rider skill or safety concerns, amount of water left in your packs, etc.), you will need to exit the route, for your health and safety.

      If the best decision is to exit the route – either before or after the LPS section, where there is still 12 miles of rough and physically demanding trail. There are options to ride the Raptor Route before riding a few more miles down the Sand Flats Road to get back to town. The mileage is very similar to finishing on the Porcupine section, however, you are much closer to civilization in case something goes wrong. A rescue by ground on Porcupine Rim can take 7 – 8 hours.

    • To book these mountain bike trips in Moab, 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!

    • 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 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.

    • 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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