Adventure West

In Canyon Country, A Paper Map Can Save Your Life

By Franklin Seal | May 22, 2018

Heading out into the canyon country desert, for mountain biking, hiking, jeeping or canyoneering?  It can be tempting to rely solely on an electronic map for navigation, but take a paper map with you. You’ll never regret having it. And on the other hand, you very well might regret not having it. Batteries can run… Read More »

The White Rim Trail, Island-In-The-Sky District — A Truly Special Place

By Franklin Seal | April 19, 2018

The White Rim Trail, located in the Island-In-The-Sky District of Canyonlands National Park, is a true back country escape into desert wilderness. It features breathtaking views, massive red cliffs, sweeping arches, ancient Indian granaries and endless exploring opportunities. There are many ways to experience The White Rim. The easiest way is to view it from… Read More »

Stop and Smell the Flowers

By Franklin Seal | March 20, 2018

A Wildflower Guide for Moab Mountain Bikers Springtime in Utah’s high desert is about wild weather, wind, and wildflowers! When mountain biking, you can’t avoid confronting the wind and wild weather that arrive each spring, but it’s easy to completely miss the wildflowers as you fly down the trail. We here at Rim Tours, would… Read More »

DIY Ride or Guided Mountain Bike Tour?

By Franklin Seal | February 16, 2018

The Pros and Cons Guided tour on Amasa Back’s Captain Ahab Trail near Moab, Utah Whether you are visiting Moab for your very first time, or are getting a refresh on your Moab fix, mountain biking should be top of your must-do adventure list. The real question is, should you venture out on the trails… Read More »

Tips for Mountain Biking in Winter Moab

By Franklin Seal | December 19, 2017

Moab is not known for its winter season but it can be a great time for outdoor recreation and cycling — if conditions permit and you make necessary preparations. Most Moab winters see fairly cold overnight temperatures, but mid-day highs can often climb into the 40’s or higher. The biggest factor that can impede winter… Read More »

How to Keep Singletracks Single

By Franklin Seal | November 17, 2017

Make it your goal to ride without leaving a trace Most visitors to Moab hail from climates where moderate / high humidity and/or more frequent rain showers create soils that have the ability to be somewhat self-healing when it comes to footprints, tire tracks and the wear and tear caused by human recreation. Higher humidity… Read More »

Tips for Mountain Biking in Moab

By Franklin Seal | October 3, 2017

  A Uniquely Moab List Moab has been at the epicenter of mountain biking since the very earliest days of the sport. Part of the reason is the sheer uniqueness of the landscape. Another part has to do with the vast amount of public lands easily accessed yet still wild and primitive. Plus, the town… Read More »

World’s Best List of Moab Mountain Bike Shops and Services

By Franklin Seal | September 19, 2017

Mountain Bike Outfitters Based in Moab Magpie Cycling Adventures / Solfun Tours 800-546-4245 info@magpieadventures.com PO Box 1496 Moab, Utah 84532 Moab Cyclery 800-559-1978 info@moabcyclery.com 391 S Main St Moab, UT 84532 Rim Tours Mountain Bike Adventures 435-259-5223 tours@rimtours.com 1233 S Hwy 191 Moab, UT 84532 Western Spirit Cycling 435-259-8732 478 S Mill Creek Dr Moab,… Read More »

Introduction to Mountain Biking in Moab

By Franklin Seal | September 12, 2017

Especially for first-time beginners and those relatively new to the sport For those who have never ridden off-road on a mountain bike, visiting Moab presents the best opportunity to discover what mountain biking is all about. And for those who’ve done a bit of riding but are still relatively new to the sport, Moab offers… Read More »

Survival of the Hydrated

By Day Tours | June 27, 2017

How to Stay Hydrated While on Your Desert Adventure When you call to book a summertime mountain bike tour, as an example, the person that makes your reservation is going to tell you (or should tell you) to “pre-hydrate.” Drinking extra water steadily throughout the day prior to hot weather activity, or pre-hydrating, sets your… Read More »

Canyon Country , Paper Map

In Canyon Country, A Paper Map Can Save Your Life

By Franklin Seal | May 22, 2018

Heading out into the canyon country desert, for mountain biking, hiking, jeeping or canyoneering?  It can be tempting to rely solely on an electronic map for navigation, but take a paper map with you. You’ll never regret having it. And on the other hand, you very well might regret not having it. Batteries can run… Read More »

The White Rim Trail, Island-In-The-Sky District — A Truly Special Place

By Franklin Seal | April 19, 2018

The White Rim Trail, located in the Island-In-The-Sky District of Canyonlands National Park, is a true back country escape into desert wilderness. It features breathtaking views, massive red cliffs, sweeping arches, ancient Indian granaries and endless exploring opportunities. There are many ways to experience The White Rim. The easiest way is to view it from… Read More »

Stop and Smell the Flowers

By Franklin Seal | March 20, 2018

A Wildflower Guide for Moab Mountain Bikers Springtime in Utah’s high desert is about wild weather, wind, and wildflowers! When mountain biking, you can’t avoid confronting the wind and wild weather that arrive each spring, but it’s easy to completely miss the wildflowers as you fly down the trail. We here at Rim Tours, would… Read More »

Guided Mountain Bike Tour

DIY Ride or Guided Mountain Bike Tour?

By Franklin Seal | February 16, 2018

The Pros and Cons Guided tour on Amasa Back’s Captain Ahab Trail near Moab, Utah Whether you are visiting Moab for your very first time, or are getting a refresh on your Moab fix, mountain biking should be top of your must-do adventure list. The real question is, should you venture out on the trails… Read More »

Winter riding in Moab

Tips for Mountain Biking in Winter Moab

By Franklin Seal | December 19, 2017

Moab is not known for its winter season but it can be a great time for outdoor recreation and cycling — if conditions permit and you make necessary preparations. Most Moab winters see fairly cold overnight temperatures, but mid-day highs can often climb into the 40’s or higher. The biggest factor that can impede winter… Read More »

How to Keep Singletracks Single

By Franklin Seal | November 17, 2017

Make it your goal to ride without leaving a trace Most visitors to Moab hail from climates where moderate / high humidity and/or more frequent rain showers create soils that have the ability to be somewhat self-healing when it comes to footprints, tire tracks and the wear and tear caused by human recreation. Higher humidity… Read More »

A couple traverses a slickrock fin on a guided tour of the classic Slickrock Trail at Moab UT

Tips for Mountain Biking in Moab

By Franklin Seal | October 3, 2017

  A Uniquely Moab List Moab has been at the epicenter of mountain biking since the very earliest days of the sport. Part of the reason is the sheer uniqueness of the landscape. Another part has to do with the vast amount of public lands easily accessed yet still wild and primitive. Plus, the town… Read More »

bike shop with mountain bikes

World’s Best List of Moab Mountain Bike Shops and Services

By Franklin Seal | September 19, 2017

Mountain Bike Outfitters Based in Moab Magpie Cycling Adventures / Solfun Tours 800-546-4245 info@magpieadventures.com PO Box 1496 Moab, Utah 84532 Moab Cyclery 800-559-1978 info@moabcyclery.com 391 S Main St Moab, UT 84532 Rim Tours Mountain Bike Adventures 435-259-5223 tours@rimtours.com 1233 S Hwy 191 Moab, UT 84532 Western Spirit Cycling 435-259-8732 478 S Mill Creek Dr Moab,… Read More »

Courthouse Morning Cliffs Introduction to Moab Mountain Biking

Introduction to Mountain Biking in Moab

By Franklin Seal | September 12, 2017

Especially for first-time beginners and those relatively new to the sport For those who have never ridden off-road on a mountain bike, visiting Moab presents the best opportunity to discover what mountain biking is all about. And for those who’ve done a bit of riding but are still relatively new to the sport, Moab offers… Read More »

Stay Hydrated on Desert Adventure

Survival of the Hydrated

By Day Tours | June 27, 2017

How to Stay Hydrated While on Your Desert Adventure When you call to book a summertime mountain bike tour, as an example, the person that makes your reservation is going to tell you (or should tell you) to “pre-hydrate.” Drinking extra water steadily throughout the day prior to hot weather activity, or pre-hydrating, sets your… Read More »

Road Cycle Moab

By Franklin Seal | June 19, 2017

All The “Skinny” on Moab — for Skinny Tire Folks Moab is an amazing destination for road cyclists. Though better known for mountain biking, whitewater, and a diverse menu of power sports, road cycling in Moab has become increasingly popular. With relatively low-traffic paved roads along rivers and creeks, across the shoulders of small “island”… Read More »

Trail Mix Crew working on Pipe Dream singletrack

Baby Steps Before Mega Steps

By Franklin Seal | May 19, 2017

How Moab Built 150 Miles of Singletrack in Just 10 Years Today, Moab singletrack is abundant — mountain bikers visiting Moab have so many singletrack trails to choose from, they could conceivably ride a different area each day for an entire week without repeating a thing. But that was not always the case. Prior to… Read More »