Bikepacking & Cliff Dwelling Exploration in the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park
there are still blank spots on the map
Spend two days exploring Ancestral Puebloan ruins, riding your bicycle and camping under dark skies in one of the least visited, yet most stunning ancient areas in the Four Corners.
There are still blank spots on the map in the Four Corners, specifically in the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park. Despite being more than twice the size of Mesa Verde National Park and full of the same awe-inspiring Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings, fewer than 25,000 people enter the Tribal Park each year.
Four Corners Guides has the exclusive permit to take bikepacking (and this year, packrafting) trips into the Tribal Park from our base camp, Scullbinder Ranch, which lies on the border of the Tribal Park.
A 50% deposit is required to secure your space. If you are registering inside of the 30 day window, the remaining balance is due immediately.
Please review our cancellation policy, which you will find on our Terms, Conditions & Cancellation Policy Page.
All food for the backcountry, camping, permits and bike bags (if you need them).
For this date you don’t have the option of staying at Scullbinder Ranch the night before the course starts. If you want to stay at the Ranch and do a Tribal Park Tour, please see the other dates for the tours.
A bicycle in good working condition.
All: camping gear.
Day 1: Meet at 8a.m. at Scullbinder Ranch. Ride all the way up to Lion Canyon, about 30 miles, visiting roadside ruins along the way.
Day 2: Explore Ancient Puebloan cliff dwellings all day with our Ute Mountain Ute Guide. Camp a second night at Lion Canyon.
Day 3: Ride 30 or so miles back to Mancos Brewing Company via the Tribal Park west gate.
You must know how to ride a bicycle and be comfortable riding a loaded bike 30+ miles a day. You must have backcountry camping skills.