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"!
Utah tours will resume this fall. The Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park remains closed due to Covid-19.
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
Level 2/3 | Starts at $495
Meet your guide, Steve "Doom" Fassbinder, in Monticello at Roam Industry, (where you can rent a bike & gear) for a 2- to 3-day bikepacking tour of remote dirt roads in the Manti-La Sal National Forest and the Beef Basin and Bridger Jack areas. Check out wild hoodoos, stunning desert landscapes and snow-capped mountains. Co-create your tour with our 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 tour, you'll start with a 10-mile, mostly downhill ride from the Mancos Brewing Company to Scullbinder Ranch (we'll shuttle your gear). Early morning on Day 2, you'll ride 10 miles, again mostly downhill into the Tribal Park to meet a Ute Mountain Ute guide for a tour of the remote "Two-Story Cliff House" ruins. Camp in the Tribal Park by the Mancos River. Day 3, ride back, mostly uphill to the Ranch. Add a gourmet meal to your group's itinerary, or stay in one of our glamping tents.
3.5-Day Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park Bikepacking Tour
Level 3+ | $1275
The first two days of this 4-day bikepacking loop follow the same schedule as the Level 1 course, but on Day 3 you'll ride 14 miles uphill to Lion Canyon to tour additional ruins with your Ute guide, and then camp that night on the canyon rim. Day 4, ride a long, but not too burly 40 miles through the Tribal Park and Cherry Creek Valley back to the Mancos Brewery. Wrap up your Mesa Verde Country adventure by staying an extra night at the Ranch in one of our comfy glamping tents (breakfast included).
Multi-day tours into the Tribal Park include the night before camping at Scullbinder Ranch. Please plan to arrive to the Ranch before 8p.m. if you are staying over night. Food is not included, but pay an extra $35 for dinner and breakfast. Or, upgrade to a comfy glamping tents at $150 per tent, per night and/or sign up for a fully-catered, grilled-over-the-fire gourmet meal.
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.