Camping-based touring in South Central Utah near Grand Staircase-Escalante NM
The Grand Staircase-Escalante, one of Utah’s newest National Monuments, defies description with its varied and remote terrain. The riding is mostly moderate but includes a few challenging sections of trail with short steep climbs and descents and rocky or sandy washes at between 4,000 – 7,000 feet elevation.
We start our adventure in Boulder, Utah with a downhill ride on the Burr Trail through the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The ride continues with great swooping downhill sections interspersed with a few rolling climbs and views of the Henry Mountains and Navajo Mountain, visits to Wolverine Petrified Wood Area, Capitol Reef National Park and a hike through Upper Muley Twist Canyon. We end with a downhill run to Bullfrog Bay, on the shores of Lake Powell. We camp in two different locations.
This is a perfect tour for a mixed abilities group or for those looking for a relaxed pace of travel. Mileage each day varies with options and short hikes allow us time off our bikes to explore hidden canyon trails.