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San Miguel / Rim Rocker Bikeraft Course
Level 2-4 | $395 Per Day
This river bikerafting course can be from three to five days depending on your skills and willingness to suffer. You’ll paddle the San Miguel and Dolores rivers on fast-moving Class II water for two days. You’ll take out where the Rim Rocker Trail meets the Dolores, and then spend a couple days riding back to your start point over some stunning high desert terrain, often with views overlooking the river valley. Cycling skills and basic boating skills are required for this tour. If you have minimal boating skills, we require you spend a day training with us on the Animas River before you embark on this adventure. Visit our Calendar of Scheduled Courses.
3-Day Intro to Bikerafting on McPhee Reservoir
Level 3 | $1150
Learn packrafting and bikepacking skills and then how to put the two together for a successful bikerafting adventure on McPhee Reservoir and in the San Juan National Forest. Our goal is to teach you the skills you need to embark on bigger, better cycling and packrafting adventures. You’ll learn how to lash your bike to your boat, pack your boat on your bike and more. Spend three days riding 40 miles of dirt roads and single track and boating seven miles. This tour can be modified with less mileage for less-experienced cyclists. Visit our Calendar of Scheduled Courses.
Bikerafting Glen Canyon N’tl Rec Area
Level 1-3 | Starting at $950
Our 2.5-day, Level 1 beginner Learn to Bikeraft Loop starts noon Day 1. You’ll have a big ride and dry camp out on BLM lands. Days 2 and 3 you’ll ride to the Colorado River (formerly Lake Powell), where you’ll paddle 6+ miles to camp. Day 3 includes minimal paddling and a big ride back to the cars. Our 3+-day loop is a Level 3 intermediate and includes 17 miles of paddling the river to the lake, with a solid Class II rapid and 30+ miles of hard riding. Participants must have some whitewater paddling experience (kayak, raft or packraft) or take a training course with us beforehand. Learn more on our blog, or visit our Scheduled Courses page.
Day Colorado Bikerafting Courses
Level 1-3 | $325
Want to learn packrafting and bikepacking skills and then how to put the two together for a successful multi-sport adventure? Sign up for our intro course, or learn more advanced skills with head guide, Steve “Doom” Fassbinder. Explore the single track and dirt roads of the San Juan National Forest or the city bike trails, while learning basic paddling skills, how to pack your bike on your boat, and much more. Minimum two people needed to sign up. Courses run a full day. No food included. Email us to schedule a tour.
Level 4/5 | Prices Vary
Don’t be scared, but be prepared. These 3- to 5-day “Doom” tours are for intermediate to advanced adventurers who already have bikepacking and boating experience (kayaking experience is sufficient), but who want to take their adventuring to the next level. Co-create your dream tour in the Four Corners with Head Guide Steve “Doom” Fassbinder. We take care of 100% of the logistics from the time you land to the time we drop you off at the airport (there is an extra cost for shuttling). But, you get to plan and map out your adventure with Doom. Add one or two extra nights at the Ranch. Email us to schedule a tour.
The Dolores Bikeraft Loop
Level 4 | Tours Available Dependent on Flow | $1095
Doom developed this unique 3-day loop course for experienced packrafters and cyclists with backcountry skills who want to try their hand at bikerafting. It includes a big day of riding and two days of bikerafting. On this burly tour be prepared to cross difficult terrain and run plenty of Class II and some Class III whitewater (which you can portage). Launch dates to be announced mid-March. Email Doom for details.
The Dolores River Bike & Backpacking Loop
Level 4 | Tours Available Dependent on Flow | $1395
This more traditional four-day packrafting course includes two+ days of packrafting and one+ days of not for the faint of heart backpacking back to the car. You don’t need a lot of packrafting experience for this tour, but paddling experience of some sort is key. And, you do need to be willing to hike over rough, difficult, but gorgeous and wild terrain! This course is dependent on strong spring flows. Email Doom for details.
Other important information…
- 1-Day Courses Include: A basic packraft kit (PFD, paddle, open Alpacka Classic packraft), permits, shuttles to and from Mancos. We don’t offer whitewater boats for rent or use.
- Standard Courses Include: lodging/camping, a basic packraft kit (PFD, paddle, open Alpacka Classic packraft), permits, shuttles to and from Mancos, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages for the duration of the tour, unless you choose to dine out.
- Standard Courses Do Not Include: shuttles to and from the airport or bike rentals. Whitewater boats.
- Bike Rentals: If you need to rent a bike, we can pick it up for you from either Kokopelli Bike & Board in Cortez for Colorado trips or from Roam Industry for Utah trips. Please confirm bike rentals with at least three weeks notice to ensure availability.
- Shuttle Services: Additional shuttle services are available to/from the airport – $80 Cortez one way and $125 Durango one way.
Planning on camping or staying in a glamping tent the night before or after your course or tour? Check in is at 3p.m. For more info about our camping, glamping and the Scullbinder Cabin, please visit or Colorado Glamping page. Please note, camping or glamping costs extra and does not come with your tour, unless you are doing the 2.5-day Tribal Park Bikepacking Tour, in which case you can pitch a tent on the property and use the showers. Looking for a good meal? Visit our Food & Beverage page. Please note: You do not get a discount if you have your own gear. We simply offer the gear as a courtesy.