Bikepack the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park or The Navajo Nation

Now Booking for spring 2020! Tours will run with a minimum of two people. Choose your own start dates for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park Tours, or sign up for one of our scheduled tours. Click here to check out the calendar for scheduled tours.

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 why this place is so special in this National Geographic article.

3-Day Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park Bikepacking Tour (Level 2)

Choose your dates | All Food, Permits, Tour Costs Provided | For Intermediate Bikepackers | $895

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. Two+ people required to run a tour.

Add an extra night of glamping at the Ranch, or step up the game with a fully-catered, grilled-over-the-fire gourmet meal.

4-Day Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park Bikepacking Tour (Level 3)

Tuesdays-Fridays starting April 13 | Or Choose Your Own Dates | Food, Permits, Tour Costs Provided | For Advanced Bikepackers | $1095

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 3, 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.

Add an extra night of glamping at the Ranch, or step up the game with a fully-catered, grilled-over-the-fire gourmet meal.

2-Day Comb Ridge - Navajo Reservation Tour (Level 4)

Nov 23-24th & Dec 14-15th | For Self-Sufficient, Experienced Bikepackers Only
*100% proceeds from these trips support a future project to get disadvantaged kids on bikes.*

Meet your Navajo Guide Jon Yazzie in Kayenta, 11a.m. 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. Campsite includes a beautiful sunset/sunrise. Depart 10a.m. for return ride. Bring 5-6L of water per person, adequate food, appropriate clothing for inclement weather, hiking shoes and gaiters, and camp and cook kits. Max three people. Email Jon for details. Rent bikes/gear from Roam Industry. $100 fee for delivery to Kayenta.

3.5-Day Ladies Intro to Bikepacking - Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park TourĀ  (Level 1)

April 16-19 | Or Choose Your Own Dates | Food, Permits, Tour Costs Provided | For Beginner Bikepackers | $925

Meet your guide(s) 1p.m., Day 1, at the Mancos Brewery. Bike 10 miles downhill to Scullbinder Ranch (we'll shuttle your gear). Spend the evening learning bike handling skills on the pump track, and then dine by the fire and glamp by the river in your comfy canvas tents. Spend the morning of Day 2 learning how to pack your bike for a multi-day bikepacking adventure. After lunch, ride six miles downhill into the Tribal Park. Camp among the cottonwoods by the Mancos River. Day 3, pedal three miles down canyon to meet your Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park guide to explore Ancient Puebloan ruins. Post hike, ride back to camp and spend the afternoon learning basic backcountry bike mechanics. Morning Day 4, cycle six miles to the Ranch, catch the shuttle back to the Brewery and grab lunch before you head home!