Now Booking! Bikepack the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park
Tours will run with a minimum of two people. Choose your own start dates, or sign up for our 4-day November 4, 2019 trip. Contact us for availability.
The Tribal Park offers access to pristine, 1000-year-old Ancient Puebloan ruins and a stunning canyon landscape. Avoid the crowds, time constraints, and locked gates of Mesa Verde National Park, and explore one of the Southwest's best hidden secrets. Visit cliff dwellings, discover pottery (that you must leave behind!), and learn from Native American guides about the ancient people who preceded them. Read more about why this place is so special in this National Geographic article.
Ladies Intro to Bikepacking - Tribal Park Tour (Level 1)
Dates to Be Announced $995
Meet guides Ashley Carruth and Sarah Tescher on a Thursday (Day 1) at 3p.m. in Mancos and bike 10 miles downhill to Scullbinder Ranch (we will shuttle your gear). There, glamp by the river in comfy canvas tents and eat a gourmet dinner of locally-sourced food and drink. Spend the morning of Day 2 learning new skills. After lunch, you'll ride six miles downhill into the Tribal Park, where you'll camp among the cottonwoods by the Mancos River. On the morning of Day 3, you'll pedal three miles further down canyon without your camping gear, to meet your Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park guide, who will take you on a hike to the remote, "Two-Story Cliff House." Post hike, spend the afternoon learning bike-handling and other skills, or relax by the river. Day 4 morning, you'll cycle back to the Ranch and have a final lunch.
3-Day Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park Bikepacking Tour (Level 2)
Choose your dates, $750
Meet your guide, Steve "Doom" Fassbinder, at 1p.m. on Day 1 (typically a Friday) in Mancos for this out-and-back tour. You'll ride 10 miles down to Scullbinder Ranch (we will shuttle your gear). While there, enjoy the pump track and mountain bike trails on the property before dining on a gourmet dinner made of locally-sourced food. Get a great night's sleep listening to the Mancos River from your private or shared glamping tent. Early on Day 2, we'll ride nine miles down into the Tribal Park, where we will meet our Ute Mountain Ute guide for a six-mile tour of the remote "Two-Story Cliff House" ruins. That night we'll camp in the Tribal Park. Day 3 you'll ride back to the Ranch and have lunch before shuttling back to Mancos. Email us to schedule your preferred dates for this adventure. Two or more people required to run a tour.
4-Day Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park Bikepacking Tour (Level 3)
Nov. 4, 2019, or choose your dates, $995
Meet your guide(s) at 1p.m. in Mancos for the start of this four-day bikepacking loop tour. Days 2 & 3 follow the same itinerary as the Level 1 trip. But instead of riding back to the Ranch on Day 4, you'll ride 14 miles uphill to Lion Canyon, where you'll spend the afternoon touring a half-dozen additional ruins with a Ute Mountain Ute guide. Camp out and dine that night on the canyon rim. The morning of Day 4, you'll ride a long, but not too burly 40 miles through the Tribal Park and Cherry Creek Valley back to Mancos, where you can pick up your car or hop on the shuttle to your next destination (airport, hotel, car). Hit the Mancos Brewing Company before your leave, and/or spend an extra night at Scullbinder Ranch drinking beers by the fire. Sign up for the November 4th tour, or email us to schedule your own dates.