Glen Canyon National Rec Area Bikerafting

Level 2-4+ | Prices Vary | Email Us For Details

We recently acquired permits to do bikerafting tours on the Dirty Devil River and Lake Powell. We'll be running a Level 1 two-day tour on the Dirty Devil River for people new to the sport and who want to learn the ropes. For more advanced adventurers, with boating and cycling experience, we're offering a Level 4+ three-day tour on the Dirty and a level 3 three-day Tour on Lake Powell. Click here to view photos of bikerafting the Dirty Devil and Lake Powell.

1-Day Intro to Bikerafting on McPhee Reservoir

Level 2+ | $225

Want to learn packrafting and bikepacking skills and then how to put the two together for a successful bikerafting adventure? Sign up for our introductory bikerafting loop tour on McPhee Reservoir. Explore the single track and dirt roads of the San Juan National Forest, while learning basic paddling skills and how to pack your bike on your boat and your boat on your bike. Minimum of two people needed to sign up for a tour. Stay a night at Scullbinder Ranch.

3-Day Intro to Bikerafting on McPhee Reservoir

Level 3 | $1095

Learn packrafting and bikepacking skills and then how to put the two together for a successful bikerafting adventurer. On this tour, you'll spend three days on McPhee Reservoir and in the San Juan National Forest dirt roads and single track learning skills. Add a night or two in one of the Scullbinder Ranch Glamping tents, and enjoy a light breakfast the next morning.  You may also sign your group up for a fully-catered, grilled-over-the-fire gourmet dinner.

Doom Tours

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, and/or sign up for a fully-catered, grilled-over-the-fire gourmet dinner.

The Dolores Bikeraft Loop

Level 4 | Tours Available Dependent on Flow | $1095

Doom developed this unique 3-day loop tour 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.

The Dolores Back-Pack-Raft Loop

Level 4 | Tours Available Dependent on Flow | $1395

This more traditional 4-day packrafting tour 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! Tours depend, of course, on river flows. Launch dates to be announced mid-March.

Other important information...

  • **Discount offered if you have your own packraft kit (PFD, paddle, and high-quality packraft in good repair. I.e. no pool toys.)**
  • Doom Tours Include: Everything except bike rentals.
  • 1-Day Tours Include: A basic packraft kit (PFD, paddle, boat), permits, shuttles to and from Mancos.
  • Standard Tours Include: lodging/camping, a basic packraft kit (PFD, paddle, boat), permits, shuttles to and from Mancos, all meals and beverages for the duration of the tour, unless you choose to dine out.
  • Standard Tours Do Not Include: shuttles to and from the airport or bike rentals.
  • 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 2 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.