United States · October 21 - 26 2024

Desert SW Singletrack

Hurricane, UT | Undiscovered Gem of the Desert Southwest

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The Experience

Hurricane, Utah…one of our favorite places to ride! This area is known for its mesa rides, but it is so much more than that. Miles of singletrack, laden with unique rock formations with 360 degree views just about everywhere you go. As far as we’re concerned, this might be one of the coolest, undiscovered riding gems in North America. On this trip you will experience the top rides in the area and top it off with a half day in Zion National Park. Skill Level: INTERMEDIATE Fitness Level: 4/7

Highlights

Epic Views of Zion

Epic Views of Zion

Ride Desert Mesas & Amazing Slickrock

Ride Desert Mesas & Amazing Slickrock

Explore the Desert Landscape

Explore the Desert Landscape

Itinerary

DESERT SW SINGLETRACK | INTERMEDIATE

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WELCOME TO HURRICANE

This trip starts and ends in the quaint town of Hurricane, Utah. You can get here by flying to Las Vegas or you can fly directly to the St George Airport. Once you arrive and get settled in, join the group to build bikes and get to know one another.

After you’re unpacked and settled into your space for the trip, the group will meet outside for some beverages, snacks, and a meet and greet. We’ll review the incredible weeks itinerary, build our bikes, and enjoy dinner together. We’ll have tools, pumps, and extra hands for anyone needing assistance assembling their bikes.

Head to bed early for a good night’s sleep and get ready for the amazing adventure ahead!

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LET'S KICK IT OFF

Kick off your morning with a relaxing breakfast, then, we’ll load up our private shuttle van and transfer to the bike shop in Hurricane to pick up bikes for those who have rented.

This morning we’ll start our trip riding the Wire Mesa loop. This newer trail is an intermediate loop with fun flowy segments speckled with really fun, technical slickrock sections…the perfect warm up to southern Utah mountain biking.

After our ride, we'll have a picnic lunch near the trailhead then head down the road to ride, what Bike Magazine voted as one of flowiest trails in America – the JEM trail. This trail network has a variety of options, so we’ll pick one of our favorites, and show you why this trail is such an awesome topper to the day.

We’ll return to our accommodations for the evening to relax and get ready for tomorrow.

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JOURNEY TO ANASAZI TERRITORY

After breakfast, we'll travel to Little Creek Mesa for a full day of riding.

Boasting 20+ miles of technical slickrock and singletrack, Little Creek Mesa Trail will not disappoint. This area is known for its rich history as well as its archaeological significance. It’s also known for being an area where riders getting lost on their ride! There’s something magical about riding a trail that is off the beaten track, hard to find, and hard to follow - and our Guides know it like the back of their hand (BTWs!).

We’ll follow cairns through this incredible canyon ride with incredible views around the valley. We'll stop for a lunch break mid-trail, as this epic ride is known to take anywhere from 4-6 hours.

We’ll return to our accommodations for the evening to relax and get ready for tomorrow.

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AN EPIC DAY OF RIDING

Today is a full day on the world class trail network of Gooseberry Mesa. Fun technical climbs, epic slickrock descents and views that will leave you wanting more!

This is a big day, so we’ll take our lunch with us on the trail. We’ll plan to be out riding for 5-6 hours and have lunch at an incredible point along the trail with amazing views. 

Note: There is an option for some of the group to ride a shorter loop and the rest of the group to ride the full big day option. Also, we have an option for a quick shuttle lap at the end of the day too! 

Head back to the hotel for some much-needed R&R and get ready for another extraordinary day of riding tomorrow!

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FULL DAY ADVENTURE

Today we ride the spectacular Guacamole Trail: a super fun mix of undulating open-rock riding plus singletrack through juniper and brush. This epic trail system is filled with jaw-dropping views of Zion National Park and tons of rock features to play on and test your skills.

After our ride, we’ll have a picnic lunch and then head into the Zion for an afternoon of hiking. We'll hike to a lookout where we’ll take in the amazing grandeur of this spectacular place. Then we’ll head back to town and stop by the bike shop in Hurricane to drop off bikes (for those who rented) and return to our hotel by early evening.

Tonight, we’ll get together for a final group dinner. Raise a glass, share photos and stories, and soak up the amazing life of the desert southwest!

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DEPARTURE DAY

Rise and shine for your last breakfast overlooking the desert. High five your new riding pals and say your goodbyes until next time.

Thanks for riding southern Utah with us! We hope to ride with you again…

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Desert SW Singletrack

Desert SW Singletrack

The undiscovered gem of the desert southwest. A collection of our favorite rides in SW Utah.

$2,850.00/pp

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Extras

Airport Shuttle

Airport shuttle from St George Airport (SGU) | One Way

FROM$45.00/pp

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Bike Rental | Mid Range Full Suspension

We'll set you up with a sweet ride for the trip! Bring your own pedals and shoes.

FROM$395.00/pp

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Extra Night Stay (Stay Longer)

Stay longer and we'll book your room an extra night at the end of the trip.

FROM$250.00/pp

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Guided Hike | Zion National Park

Add a guided hike in Zion to the beginning or end of your stay. Pairs well with an extra night stay!

FROM$275.00/pp

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Bike Rental | High End Full Suspension

We'll set you up with a sweet ride for the trip! Bring your own pedals and shoes.

FROM$495.00/pp

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Extra Night Stay (Arrive Early)

Arrive a day early and we'll book your room an extra night at the start of the trip.

FROM$250.00/pp

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Details

What's Included

Show up & Ride!

5 Nights Lodging

4 Full Days of Guided Rides

Private Transportation

Breakfast & Lunch Each Day

Welcome Dinner

Private Guide

Park Entrance Fees

Bike Tools & Maintenance Kit

Equipment Rentals (Bike, helmet, pedals)

Dinners, most alcohol & snacks

Gratuities for guides & drivers

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Desert SW Singletrack

21 - 26 October 2024

FROM$2,850.00/pp

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Destination Info

Getting There & Away

Getting There & Away

By Air: The closest airport to the trip start point is the St George Airport (SGU). Flights arrive daily from destinations all over the US. You may also fly into Las Vegas, which is a 2 hour drive via shuttle or rental car.

By Shuttle: If you fly into St George Airport, we can provide you with a shuttle for $45 (one way). You can choose this as an add on during the booking process or contact our team directly to make arrangements.
*Uber services are also avaialble.

Shuttle Services from Las Vegas to St George (2 hours):
St George Shuttle

Shuttle Services from Salt Lake City to St George (4 hours):
St George Shuttle

Car Rental: Many car rental agencies are available in the surrounding areas if you choose to fly into St George, Las Vegas, or Salt Lake.

Arrival & Departure

Arrival & Departure

📍Trip Location: Hurricane, UT 
Start time: 4pm check in at our private lodging. On day one, there are no scheduled activities until early evening to allow time for everyone to arrive and get settled in. We will meet for a welcome gathering at 6:00pm with beverages and tacos for everyone.

Arrival Day: On day one, there are no scheduled activities until early evening to allow time for all the riders to arrive and get settled in. We will meet the group with beverages and pizza on the patio at 6:00pm for a welcome meeting.

Departure Day: Enjoy a relaxing morning prior to the scheduled check out at 11am. There are no rides scheduled on departure day. Hit us up if you want to add on a day of shredding! We always love a good add on adventure! 

FAQs

In general, you can expect warm sunny days in Utah. Typical Spring/Fall temperatures range from 75-85F (25-30C) during the day and dropping to 45-55F (7-13C) in the evenings. You will need quick drying biking clothes for each day, and it is also recommended to bring a jacket with you. Sudden changes in weather can occur and all riders must be prepared. Refer to the suggested packing list for detailed information on what to bring. You will also be able to leave items in our van each day so you can have back up supplies if needed throughout the day.

Yes, it is very dry and hot in Utah. We recommend all riders should be prepared to carry 2-3L of water on them each day.

Our crew will have some snacks available, however, it is up to each participant to provide their own personal snacks and electrolyte replacement tabs or chews while riding. There are stores nearby where these can be purchased upon arrival if you choose not to bring them in your luggage.

The first and last day of riding will be about 3-4 hours of total ride time. The days in between are long full days of riding where you can exepct to spend 4-6 hours on your bike. There will be ample time for breaks and the trip is designed to keep you going from start to finish, as long as your skill and fitness match the recommended levels for this specific trip.

All of our trips can cater to most dietary needs, however, make sure you tell us in advance so we can be properly prepared. Complete your online profile with us to notify us of any dietary needs or allergies.

Once you’re in town with us, there are a variety of restaurants to choose from that cater to special dietary needs. If you are vegan or have strict dietary needs, you may want to go to the organic food store in St George to purchase some supplementary items for yourself. There is also a refrigerator in your room to allow for storage of any special items you may want to have on hand.

Our guides will be there to help you build your bike at the start of the trip and pack it up at the end. We will have tools available and we’re very experienced in assembling and packing bikes. We’ll gladly give you tips and help you out during the entire process.

Note that trip insurance is required for all riders on any Ride the Earth tour. You must provide proof of policy prior to departure. We recommend World Nomads to provide you with affordable trip insurance. They offer excellent policies for mountain bikers. 

Although tipping is completely up to your discretion, it is customary to provide gratuity for guides and drivers. A typical gratuity for your expert mountain bike guides is 5-10% of your trip cost per person and 2-5% for drivers. This may be given to the lead guide on your trip or to each person individually.

The following outlines the skill and fitness guidelines required for this specific trip:

Skill Level - Intermediate+ (Blue & Black Trails): You have a strong understanding and practice with the skills of braking, shifting, cornering and descending. You are able to navigate variable terrain at a good pace. You are confident and comfortable riding singletrack trails and can easily navigate roots, rocks, mud, sand and creek crossings. You are capable of a front wheel and rear wheel lift and can put the two together to navigate over obstacles. You are fairly confident on steep climbs and descents, but you may walk sections on trails that are rated Black or Double Black.

Fitness Level - 4/7: You have moderately strong mountain bike fitness. You bike or exercise 3-4 times per week all year long for at least 2-3 hours per session. You are comfortable biking for 2-3 hours at a strong pace and 4-6 hours with some stopping or at a slower pace. You can comfortably ride 5 days back-to-back with climbing of up to 1500ft per day.

Desert SW Singletrack

United States · October 21 - 26 2024 · 5 nights

FROM$2,850.00/pp

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