Bikepack the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park, Utah & The Navajo Nation
Outside Magazine included our Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park Tour as one of their "Top 20 Trips of 2020"!
The Ute Mountain Ute 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. Check out our photo gallery, and read more about this special place in National Geographic.
*NEW* Bikepacking Utah - Bears Ears & Manti-La Sal National Forest
Level 2/4 | Starts at $895
Meet your guide, Steve "Doom" Fassbinder, in Monticello at Roam Industry, (where you can rent a bike & gear) for a 3- to 5-day bikepacking tour of remote dirt roads in the Bears Ears area, specifically Beef Basin and the Bridger Jack area. Check out wild hoodoos, stunning desert landscapes and snow-capped mountains. Co-create your tour with head guide, Steve "Doom" Fassbinder. Two or more people required to schedule a tour. Choose your own start dates. Email Doom today for details.
2.5-Day Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park Bikepacking Tour
Level 2 | $895
For this out and back, we'll meet at 1p.m. at the Mancos Brewing Company, and then ride 10 miles down to Scullbinder Ranch (we'll shuttle your gear). We'll pack for the tour and enjoy a night camping and dining by the fire (fire ban dependent) at the Ranch. Day 2, we'll leave the Ranch by 9a.m., ride 10 miles into the Tribal Park to meet our Ute Mountain Ute guide by 11a.m. Explore the remote "Two-Story Cliff House" ruins, and then camp by Mancos River. Day 3, ride back to the Ranch, having lunch and exploring roadside ruins along the way.
4-Day Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park Bikepacking Tour
Level 3+ | $1395
Leave from the Mancos Brewery at 9a.m. to ride 10 miles down to Scullbinder Ranch (we’ll shuttle your gear), pack for the trip, and then ride 9 miles down canyon into the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park. We’ll self tour roadside ruins along the way and camp by the river. Day 2, we’ll explore the remote “Two-Story Cliffhouse” ruins with our Ute Mountain Ute guide, and then ride up Lion Canyon 10-15 miles to camp. Day 3, we’ll break camp early, explore more ruins, and then ride another 10-15 miles to camp. Day 4, we'll ride a not too burly 40 miles.
2.5-Day Ladies Intro to Bikepacking - Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park
Level 2 | $895
On this women-focused tour, you’ll follow the itinerary of the standard 2.5-day tour, but you'll get instruction from and ride with women. Learn bike handling skills, how to pack your bike for a multi-day bikepacking adventures, and backcountry maintenance techniques. And while you do it, enjoy exploring some of the Ancient Puebloan Ruins in the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park. Spend a night at Scullbinder Ranch, and enjoy a dinner under the stars. Schedule a tour for your group today!
Level 4 | Prices Vary
Meet your Navajo Guide Jon Yazzie, owner of Dzil Ta'ah Adventures, in Kayenta on Day 1 for an out-and-back Bikepacking Tour to some popular northeast Navajoland destinations. Enjoy panoramic views of the park sandstone formations, from Elk Ridge to Bears Ears. This moderately strenuous six-hour, 20-mile ride follows double track, sand dunes and sand stone shelves. Fat bikes recommended; plus bikes will work. For self-sufficient, experienced bikepackers only! Max three people. Rent bikes/gear from Roam Industry. $100 delivery fee.