White Rim Trail – Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Iconic desert mountain biking – the birthplace of multi-day MTB touring in the American Southwest.  Follow historic overland routes pioneered by Ancestral Puebloans, enhanced by Cattle Ranchers and later developed into rugged 4×4 roads by the USGS and Prospectors through endlessly scenic terrain.

Murphy downhill towards Candlestick

 MAGICAL – I can’t get enough!  – Maggie, UT     see more photos by A.Sloan here

Our meals are delicious!  And, our guides are seasoned professionals and passionate educators – dedicated to facilitating more than just a ‘fun ride’ experience.  Guides share their knowledge about the area’s Cultural and Natural History as well as help you refine your MTB skill set.  Check out our abundant trip itinerary options below…


White Rim 3-day Tour
Stay engaged with grand descents, miles of cruising, demanding climbs, and exquisite views.  You’ll test your skills, peg your fun-o-meter, and experience the vastness of Canyonlands.  As far as the eye can see, the horizon is a labyrinth of intricate red rock canyons – rugged, remote, beautiful.

Murphy's Hogback climb on the White Rim

 I wanna do it in the other direction next time!  “  – Mike, MN

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ITINERARY DETAILS – White Rim 3-day
Day 1 – Breakfast on your own. We’ll meet 8am in Moab to load all personal gear on the 4WD Gear Vehicle before we depart by van for Canyonlands. A safety talk will be given before we begin cycling to our scenic camp for the night.
Ride 26-28 miles
Day 2 – Riding through miles of visual splendor, hiking into a slot canyon, seeing prehistoric Indian ruins, hearing the call of a canyon wren – the day’s highlights seem endless. A lunch stop punctuates the day’s ride and each night’s camp will etch a desert memory that will last until your next visit.
Ride 25 miles
Day 3 – Awaken to a spectacular sunrise, fuel up with a hearty breakfast and you’re back in the saddle again. We’ll enjoy another lunch together before we return to Moab by 5pm.
Ride 26-28 miles
ITINERARY CHANGES MAY BE MADE DUE TO LOCAL CONDITIONS OR BY DISCRETION OF THE GROUP LEADERS.

Frequently asked questions...

IS THIS TRIP FOR YOU? – White Rim 3-day
Do I need previous mountain bike experience?  With good fitness and the right attitude, previous MTB experience is not essential though it is a VERY GOOD IDEA! Learning to safely handle a mountain bike is not difficult.  We encourage Novice riders to join us for a Private Guided Ride with one of our Certified MTB Instructors prior to the start of your multi-day MTB tour.  During your trip, Guides discuss and demonstrate cycling techniques and safe riding skills to help improve your ability on the mountain bike.
How many miles per day?  Ride 25 to 28 miles/day.  Extra riding and hiking are available from camp for those who wish to extend their day.
What kind of shape do I need to be in?  The more fit you are when you start the trip directly equates to the less fatigued you’ll be at the end.  Mountain biking can be as strenuous or mellow as you make it – it all comes down to being in good general health, being accustomed to regular exercise and controlling your pace.  If you can ride at a comfortable pace for 4-6 hours at home you will do fine on the trip. Riding a mountain bike is fun!  Everyone rides at their own pace, so there is plenty of time for photos and relaxation.
Will I notice the altitude?  Most of our tour is between 4000’-6000’ above sea level.  If you live near sea level you may feel a slight difference – everyone adjusts at different rates.  Help your body adapt to the altitude and dry air by drinking plenty of water and eating salty foods – it is dry here, so plan to drink lots of water, salt your food and snack frequently.
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White Rim 4-day Tour
This is the all-time classic desert multi-day mountain bike tour.  Circumnavigate a unique sandstone bench sandwiched between the Green and Colorado Rivers in an enormously scenic landscape.

White Rim lunch break

White Rim slot canyon adventure

 Well THAT was an unexpected adventure!  “  – Veronica, CA

These four days are yours for riding, hiking slot canyons, viewing ancient ruins, sleeping out under the stars or just kicking back at camp and taking in the spectacular views.

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ITINERARY DETAILS – White Rim 4-day
Day 1 – Breakfast on your own. We’ll meet at 8am in Moab to load all personal gear on the 4WD Gear Vehicle before we depart by van for Canyonlands. A safety orientation will be given before we begin cycling to our scenic camp for the night.
Ride 14-17 miles
Day 2-3 – Riding through miles of visual splendor, hiking into a slot canyon, seeing prehistoric Indian ruins, hearing the call of a canyon wren – the day’s highlights seem endless. A lunch stop punctuates the day’s ride and each night’s camp will etch a desert memory that will last until your next visit.
Ride 21-26 miles
Day 4 – We’ll ride out to meet our shuttle van at mid-day. After we enjoy another lunch together, we’ll return to Moab by 4pm.
Ride 14-17 miles
ITINERARY CHANGES MAY BE MADE DUE TO LOCAL CONDITIONS OR BY DISCRETION OF THE GROUP LEADERS.

Frequently asked questions...

IS THIS TRIP FOR YOU? – White Rim 4-day
Do I need previous mountain bike experience?  It would be helpful, though not completely necessary.  This trip is suitable for beginners.  Learning to safely handle a mountain bike is not difficult.  We encourage Novice riders to join us for a Private Guided Ride with one of our Certified MTB Instructors prior to the start of your multi-day MTB tour.  During your trip, Guides discuss and demonstrate cycling techniques and safe riding skills to help improve your ability on the mountain bike.
How many miles per day?  Ride 14 to 27 miles/day.  Mountain biking moves at a slower pace compared to road riding. A rough rule of thumb is to double the number of mountain bike miles when comparing them to road riding (10mi on dirt feels like 20mi on pavement).  Extra riding and hiking are available from camp for those who wish to extend their day.
What kind of shape do I need to be in?  The more fit you are when you start the trip directly equates to the less fatigued you’ll be at the end.  Mountain biking can be as strenuous or mellow as you make it – it all comes down to being in good general health, being accustomed to regular exercise and controlling your pace.  If you can ride at a comfortable pace for 4-6 hours at home you will do fine on the trip. Riding a mountain bike is fun!  Everyone rides at their own pace, so there is plenty of time for photos and relaxation.
Will I notice the altitude?  Most of our tour is between 4000’-6000’ above sea level.  If you live near sea level you may feel a slight difference – everyone adjusts at different rates.  Help your body adapt to the altitude and dry air by drinking plenty of water and eating salty foods – it is dry here, so plan to drink lots of water, salt your food and snack frequently.
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White Rim LayOver 5-day Tour
An in depth experience – ideal for riders looking for a more.  You’ll ride at your own pace, learn new MTB skills, explore more side attractions, enjoy more nights under the stars!

Dropping in the north side of Murphy's Hogback Our whole family loved it. The kids want to do it again!  “  – The Peters, OR

Bring the whole family – our guides are stoked to help you make this the best week of riding and hassle-free camping you’ve ever had!

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ITINERARY DETAILS – White Rim LayOver 5-day
Day 1
– Breakfast on your own. We’ll meet 8am in Moab to load all personal gear on the 4WD Gear Vehicle before we depart by van for Canyonlands. A safety orientation will be given before riding. Then we’ll begin cycling to our scenic camp for the night.
Ride 15-17 miles
Day 2 – Awaken to a spectacular sunrise, fuel up with a hearty breakfast and you’re back in the saddle again. Riding through miles of visual splendor in route to our scenic camp at one of the most scenic mid-points on the White Rim Trail.
Ride 21-29 miles
Day 3 – Ahhhh, a layover day on a point that is richly steeped in Geological and Cultural History. Your guides will lead a day hike “below the Ledge”, as the Outlaws of the Robber’s Roost used to say, or up to the top of the Island in the Sky for a bird’s eye view of the Park below.  Either way, after your return to camp, the evening is yours to relax with a cool beverage and gaze at the landscape.
Hike 0-9 miles
Day 4 – Plenty of Fresh Moab Coffee and delicious food will fuel our ride up and over to our next camp – we’ll make sure to hit all the points of interest, go for a hike into a slot canyon, view some prehistoric Indian ruins, and perhaps hear the call of a canyon wren before we reach our last camp.
Ride 21-29 miles
Day 5 – Our last day’s adventure in Canyonlands will involve a short ride out where we’ll enjoy another lunch together before returning to Moab by 3pm.
Ride 15-17 miles

ITINERARY CHANGES MAY BE MADE DUE TO LOCAL CONDITIONS OR BY DISCRETION OF THE GROUP LEADERS.

Frequently asked questions...

IS THIS TRIP FOR YOU? – White Rim LayOver 5-day
Do I need previous mountain bike experience?  It would be helpful, though not completely necessary.  This trip is suitable for beginners.  Learning to safely handle a mountain bike is not difficult.  We encourage Novice riders to join us for a Private Guided Ride with one of our Certified MTB Instructors prior to the start of your multi-day MTB tour.  During your trip, Guides discuss and demonstrate cycling techniques and safe riding skills to help improve your ability on the mountain bike.
How many miles per day?  Ride 14 to 27 miles per day.  Mountain biking moves at a slower pace compared to road riding. A rough rule of thumb is to double the number of mountain bike miles when comparing them to road riding (10mi on dirt feels like 20mi on pavement).  Extra riding and hiking are available from camp for those who wish to extend their day.
What kind of shape do I need to be in?  The more fit you are when you start the trip directly equates to the less fatigued you’ll be at the end.  Mountain biking can be as strenuous or mellow as you make it – it all comes down to being in good general health, being accustomed to regular exercise and controlling your pace.  If you can ride at a comfortable pace for 3-6 hours at home you will do fine on the trip. Riding a mountain bike is fun!  Everyone rides at their own pace, so there is plenty of time for photos and relaxation.
Will I notice the altitude?  Most of our tour is between 4000’-6000’ above sea level.  If you live near sea level you may feel a slight difference – everyone adjusts at different rates.  Help your body adapt to the altitude and dry air by drinking plenty of water and eating salty foods – it is dry here, so plan to drink lots of water, salt your food and snack frequently.

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White Rim 2-day Tour
For very fit experienced mountain bikers with limited time we offer this sneak peek 2-day epic MTB tour  – best suited for fit mountain bikers on a training mission!

White Rim truck and Guide at night

 Perfect for me – peak fitness, short attention span, and only 1 night out!  “  – Eric, CA

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ITINERARY DETAILS – White Rim 2-day Tour
Day 1
– Breakfast on your own. We’ll meet at 7:30am in Moab to load all personal gear on the 4WD Gear Vehicle before we depart by van for Canyonlands. A safety orientation will be given before we begin cycling to our scenic camp for the night.
Ride 40-44 miles
Day 2 – Awaken to a spectacular sunrise, fuel up with a hearty breakfast and you’re back in the saddle again.  ETA to Moab by 7pm.
Ride 40-44 miles

ITINERARY CHANGES MAY BE MADE DUE TO LOCAL CONDITIONS OR BY DISCRETION OF THE GROUP LEADERS.

Frequently asked questions...

IS THIS TRIP FOR YOU? – White Rim 2-day
Do I need previous mountain bike experience?  Yes!  The terrain and ride distances on a 2-day require riders to have intermediate to advanced MTB skills and very good fitness.
How many miles per day?  Ride 40 to 44 miles per day. Extra riding and hiking are available from camp for those who wish to extend their day.  ;-)
What kind of shape do I need to be in?  You must be fit and healthy to begin the trip. This EPIC ride is inherently more risky because of the long mileage days.  Risk Management and Group Safety are our top priority.  We reserve the right to refuse participation by riders who we determine could potentially increase risk factors.  If you are unsure about your fitness meeting the minimum requirements, then please call our Office for a candid discussion. It is imperative that we get you booked on the right trip for YOU!!!
Will I notice the altitude?  Most of our tour is between 4000’-6000’ above sea level.  If you live near sea level you may feel a slight difference – everyone adjusts at different rates.  Help your body adapt to the altitude and dry air by drinking plenty of water and eating salty foods – it is dry here, so plan to drink lots of water, salt your food and snack frequently.
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White Rim LayOver 3-day Tour
Short on time?  Rich in fitness?  Hungry for a Dagwood sized desert adventure?  Your guides will help you pack in as much as possible on this trip for very fit riders.

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 Honestly, that 10 mile hike was ideal for breaking up those two BIG ride days!  “  – Brad, CO

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ITINERARY – White Rim LayOver 3-day
Day 1 – Breakfast on your own. We’ll meet at 7:30am in Moab to load all personal gear on the 4WD Gear Vehicle before we depart by van for Canyonlands. A safety orientation will be given before we begin cycling to our scenic camp for the night.
Ride 40-44 miles
Day 2 – Ahhhh, a layover day a point on the White Rim Trail that is richly steeped in Geological & Cultural History. Your Guides will lead a Day Hike “below the Ledge”, as the Outlaws of the Robber’s Roost used to say, or up to the top of the Island in the Sky for a bird’s eye view of the Park below.  Either way, after your return to camp, the evening is yours to relax with a cool beverage and gaze at the landscape.
Hike 0-9 miles
Day 3 – Awaken to a spectacular sunrise, fuel up with a hearty breakfast and you’re back in the saddle again.  ETA to Moab by 7pm.
Ride 40-44 miles
ITINERARY CHANGES MAY BE MADE DUE TO LOCAL CONDITIONS OR BY DISCRETION OF THE GROUP LEADERS.

Frequently asked questions...

IS THIS TRIP FOR YOU? – White Rim LayOver 3-day
Do I need previous mountain bike experience?  Yes!  The terrain and ride distances on a 2-day require riders to have intermediate to advanced MTB skills and very good fitness.
How many miles per day?  Ride 40 to 44 miles on day 1 and day 3.  Extra riding and hiking are available from camp for those who wish to extend their day.  ;-)
What kind of shape do I need to be in?  You must be fit and healthy to begin the trip. This EPIC ride is inherently more risky because of the long mileage days.  Risk Management and Group Safety are our top priority.  We reserve the right to refuse participation by riders who we determine could potentially increase risk factors.  If you are unsure about your fitness meeting the minimum requirements, then please call our Office for a candid discussion. It is imperative that we get you booked on the right trip for YOU!!!
Will I notice the altitude?  Most of our tour is between 4000’-6000’ above sea level.  If you live near sea level you may feel a slight difference – everyone adjusts at different rates.  Help your body adapt to the altitude and dry air by drinking plenty of water and eating salty foods – it is dry here, so plan to drink lots of water, salt your food and snack frequently..
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White Rim CHARTER Trips
You name your date window. You invite your friends. Then, we build a custom itinerary that suits your skill and interests while maximizing your experience in the Park.

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“ BEST venue for a celebration tour – birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, reunions! ” – Magpie, UT

… second marketing blurb goes here… if we need one!!!  Contact Us