Adventure West

Thank you Matt and KP!

January 22, 2024

When Matt Hebberd and Kirstin Peterson arrived in Moab in the late 80’s, this whole mountain bike thing was mostly just an idea that they wanted to share with the world. 35 years later, they along with a gang of boot-strapping entrepreneurs turned the mining town of Moab into a mecca for mountain biking, known… Read More »

A Beginner’s Guide to Bike Touring for Women

March 13, 2020

Are you a woman planning her first bicycle tour? After traveling more than 10,000 miles (and counting) in the last five years and visiting more than 20 countries, I feel competent to give you a few tips on some crucial beginner’s do’s and don’ts. Here’s my simple and actionable guide that will get you from… Read More »

A Moab Mountain Biking “Big Ride”

December 5, 2019

Or What Mountain Bike Guides Do For Fun During The Off-season Moab mountain biking season wraps up pretty quick at the end of October, leaving guides on what has been called ‘Funemployment.’ Plenty of time to ride and good November weather make it a great time of year. I thought, let’s celebrate the end of… Read More »

Flats or Clips? Mountain Bike Pedal Options

October 24, 2019

Cycling is filled with all these ying and yang concepts. Road or Mountain? 27.5 or 29? Enduro or XC? Guided ride vs DIY? Clips or Flats? A million internet forum threads debate the pros and cons of each with passionate believers on each side. I’ll just have the time here to consider flat vs clipped-in… Read More »

Fall Mountain Biking in Moab and Southeast Utah

October 11, 2019

In Canyonlands, fall is high season for mountain biking (and for just about every other activity, as well.) The number of visitors in town on any day in September or October can rival the busiest days of April or May. There are many reasons for this, though the most obvious is that the triple digit… Read More »

Mountain Bike Singletracks in Arches and Canyonlands?

August 26, 2019

Where are they?! Short Answer: There are none. Long Answer: The National Park Service only allows bikes on paved or unpaved roads. No bikes are allowed on hiking trails. In Arches, you can bike the Willow Flats Road or the Salt Valley Road (but few people do it.) In Canyonlands, you can ride: The White… Read More »

Moab Mountain Biking Guide

July 18, 2019

For Beginner and Low-Intermediate Riders Beginner Trails Bar M Trail Head: Get ready for a wonderful introduction to Moab mountain biking. Moab Brands Trailhead 10.6 miles from town. Drive north on Hwy 191, turn right at sign for Moab Brands, follow gravel road to large parking lot with pit toilets. Distance: 8.8 miles in a… Read More »

How To Not Die In The Desert

June 20, 2019

(hint: drink water… lots and lots of water) While visiting Moab, especially during the hot summer months when temperatures commonly spike north of 100 degrees, the effort to keep your body adequately hydrated can be a real chore. It can also be the difference between a pleasant hike and a trip to the hospital. Some… Read More »

The Whole Enchilada in Bites

June 4, 2019

(with a side of The Big Burrito “coming soon”) The Whole Enchilada is famous. It is ranked the number one mountain bike trail in the world by And yet it isn’t actually a “trail” at all, but rather a route that involves linking together six distinct trails back-to-back. Writers have described it as “iconic,”… Read More »

Front Wheel Lifts or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Rocks

April 23, 2019

Mountain biking in Moab could be described in one word: rocky. Whether they are smooth or chunky, sloped or ledgy, our terrain is pretty much the rockiest stuff out there. Navigating all these rocks can be a challenge if you are new to it, but with a couple small tricks in your kit, you can… Read More »

Fruita has slickrock, and plenty of singletrack to explore on Rim Tours' guided mountain bike tour

Best Fun Stuff to Do in Fruita

By Eric Bakken | January 18, 2017

Visit Fruita, Colorado today to take in some of the world’s best hiking trails, mountain biking routes and outdoor vacation spots. There’s so much fun stuff to do in Fruita, we guarantee that once you visit, you won’t want to leave. If you’re looking for beautiful and dramatic but human-scale landforms and fun-loving, down-to-earth people,… Read More »

Rider flies along a singletrack section of the Durango Intermediate guided mountain bike tour

Best Fun Stuff to Do in Durango

By Kirstin Peterson | December 12, 2016

Durango is one of Colorado’s top recreation hot spots. Located in southwestern Colorado, Durango features numerous lodging and entertainment opportunities that feature something for even the most discerning tastes. You’ll find that this town is the ideal destination for your next family vacation, business trip, or group outing. Situated in La Plata County, it offers… Read More »