Experience the Southwest in the company of like-minded adventurers and welcoming instructors while enjoying a heavy dose of well-deserved vacation! Spend a week in a scenic mountain biker’s paradise with a focus on moving your riding to the next level.
Experience the breathtaking beauty of southwestern Utah, one of the world’s best mountain bike destinations, on this 5‑day mountain bike getaway with some of North America’s best instructors. This Ride features a combination of on-trail skill-building and miles of fun riding on world-famous singletrack.
From the surreal desert surrounding stretching from the Spring Mountains framing Las Vegas to the West to the Southwest Colorado Plateau, this itinerary includes some of the most spectacular and unique geography on the planet. It also happens to be home to some of the best mountain biking anywhere — a perfect training ground for this 5‑day trip!
Is This Ride For You?
Maybe you recently started mountain biking and have the bug or have been riding for a while but keep it on the tamer side of singletrack. You already have the basics of riding, but you haven’t found the groove or developed the confidence to take it to the next level. You might be a rider that has been riding a mountain bike for years but have never worked with instructors to dial in your technique and set you up for predictable, repeatable technical features on a trail. You are a rider looking to learn and grow. You want to spend your time in the company of likeminded explores. You want to take photos, identify wildlife or have a curiosity about the plethora of flowers, shrubs, trees and cacti. You want a great bike waiting ready for you or someone to build and tune the one you arrived with. You want to know if something goes wrong with your bike, your guides are ready to fix it on trail and are happy to use it as a learning experience. You love to eat great food, sleep in a comfortable bed. You appreciate being on vacation and having the details sorted out. You deserve a week of worry-free mountain biking in a beautiful and diverse paradise.
DAY 1. St. George Here We Come!
We will do airport and hotel picks ups, bike fits, review the safety plan, and go for a ride! We will ease into the week with a warm-up at the Green Valley trails.
We will review bike handling and fundamentals. Your guides are certified instructors, and we encourage you to take advantage of their expertise.
This is a great day to check out one of our favorite local bike shops, Red Rock Bicycle Co if you are looking for a nice jersey to take home or something for the bike for the week ahead.
After our ride we will check in at our accommodations and get ready for our first night out as a group.
DAY 2. JEM Trails on Hurricane Cliffs
Wake up to a beautiful sunrise on your own private balcony overlooking the town of St. George, dusted with a backdrop of the Pine Valley Mountains and the vibrant red rock of Snow Canyon State Park. We will head directly to Hurricane.
Today, we will be riding the famous JEM trails — southern Utah’s flowiest trails. Considered by BIKE Magazine to be a trail with some of the best flow in the U.S. JEM is just that… a gem! While soaking in the stunning views of the surrounding mesas and breathing the sweet air filled with the fragrance of the mesquite and junipers, we will use the flowy nature of Jem to focus on cornering techniques.
We’ll have lunch at the van and if you’re up for some more riding we will head out for another rip.
We’ll head back to the hotel for a little R & R. We will meet for dinner and discuss what the plan for the next day looks like.
DAY 3. Deep into Zion National Park
After a hearty made to order breakfast, we will jump in the van for a scenic drive to the quaint town of Springdale, where the streets are littered with art galleries, coffee shops, outdoor stores, and restaurants.
In Zion National Park you will have options of several hikes. Our favorites are Scouts Lookout and The Narrows. We will be packing our lunches to go for this day. If you are looking for more of a relaxing day you are welcome to explore more of Springdale or walk around the Visitor Center. We will gather back up for an amazing dinner in Springdale before shuttling back to our cozy beds.
Dinner is on your own tonight. Lots to choose from and we will give you great suggestions.
DAY 4. Gooseberry and Wire Mesa
We’ve made it to day 4 and have been riding a ton and building on your toolbox of skills. We are headed to Wire Mesa in the morning and then Gooseberry Mesa after lunch. This will likely be the most challenging ride we wrangle in the area, but the rewards are matched to the effort.
Wire Mesa will be a good morning warm-up with a mix of fast and flowy, a few technical sections, and unforgettable views. Lunch will be at the van.
Gooseberry is a total classic trail. You cannot come to the Hurricane area and miss this epic network of trails.
From the trailhead, we will start with tame double track before getting to the rim of the mesa where we will leave the tame behind and ride the tech and feel some of the exposure the region is known for. We will work in small groups to support the added challenge and cheer on our co-riders as we navigate Gooseberry.
The views from the ride will stop you in your tracks so we recommend keeping your camera close at hand.
Day 5. Little Creek Mountain
Pack up, eat breakfast, and get ready for another beautiful day of riding. We are heading to the Little Creek Mountains.
The riding here is similar to Gooseberry but offers a unique feel. You will find a mix of it all—flow, packed dirt, tech, and slabs. The mesas provide incredible viewpoints.
Lunch will be in the town of Hurricane. We will then head back to St. George to say our goodbyes.
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