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White Rim Trail Mountain Biking in Canyonlands National Park

“My White Rim trip was awesome! Very nice of you to accommodate my vegetarian needs!  This was the best vacation… ”
Canyonlands National Park
, Moab
, Desert South West
, White Rim Trail
, United States

from $950* per person 4 Days April, May, September, October
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: Holiday River Expeditions 12 people max
  • United States
  • Active & Adventure trips
A must in any mountain biker's rites of passage is the White Rim Trail. Riding on a sandstone bench through a land called "Island in the Sky" you will pass Mussleman Arch, Monument Basin, Turks head, Candlestick Tower, and White Crack, a perch 1000 feet above the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers in the center of Canyonlands ... some believe the center of the universe. If you only had time for one mountain bike trip in your life, this should be the one.

Locations visited/nearby

Canyonlands National Park , Moab , Desert South West , White Rim Trail , United States

1 testimonial about this trip

  1. Reviewer: located in Provo, UT USA
    My White Rim trip was awesome! Very nice of you to accommodate my vegetarian needs!  This was the best vacation I have ever been on!    Everything was fun and spontaneous and I know that requires planning on the part of the guides.  They took all the worry out of the trip and let me just have fun, fun, fun.  I would do it again in a heartbeat.
    5

3 testimonials about the provider, Holiday River Expeditions:

  • Reviewer: located in Pittsburgh, PA USA
    "Just want to thank you for everything and to let you know that I TOTALLY LOVED THE TRIP--WILL REMEMBER IT ALL MY LIFE!  I will never be the same after experiencing the river as we did!  Personally, I felt the entire trip was perfect.  What a great group of people Holiday has!  Our guides were great and we so enjoyed them.  The food was delicious, loved Clari, the yoga and massages, our hikes, the rapids, our campfire...perfect!"  
    5
  • Reviewer: located in Salt Lake City, UT USA
    I have done the white rim with holiday 5 times, and each trip is the highlight of the year for me.  The scenery is spectacular.  The bigger than life red rock spires and bluffs that are prevalent throughout the ride give an abundance of photo opportunities. Doing the ride in 3 or 4 days allows for enough time to take in the scenery, and still get plenty of biking in each day. The guides for each of my trips have created an atmosphere of lighthearted fun and excitement balanced with plenty of knowledge about the geography and native american indians who inhabited the area in the past.  I'm always impressed with the great food they prepare and the organization around the kitchen.  The white rim trip has always been an unforgettable experience.

    5
  • Reviewer: located in Scottsdale, AZ USA
    We had a great time.  We appreciated the informed guides and  the educational experience they were able to provide.  Our 7 year old thinks it was the BEST trip ever!  The kids activity kit came in handy.  Making friendship bracelets and sand castles.  The ducky was his favorite!  Also, We never expected the food to be one of the highlights of a camping/rafting trip!
    5

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Itinerary

 Day 1: Meet group at Holiday Expeditions headquarters in Green River, Utah. A two-hour van ride to the head of the Shafer Trail marks the start of the trip. The first day's ride will take the group down the switchbacks of the Shafer trail before cutting back south toward Musselman Arch. The trail continues to wind southward as it follows the meandering course of the Colorado River. Camp on this evening is made at or near Gooseberry Canyon.

Day 2: Our ride will take us over undulating roads past the white, sandstone-capped monoliths of Monument and Twin basins. Then in the afternoon, up to Murphy's Hogback, the first of this trips' two challenging uphill stretches. After conquering the hill we will set camp for the night.

Day 3: By the morning of this day the trail has turned back north and is following the contours of the Green River. We ride around the labyrinths of Soda Springs Basin and by Candlestick Tower before reaching Potato bottom, where we camp for the night.

Day 4: This morning we will tackle the challenging Hardscrabble incline and visit prehistoric Indian ruins at a lookout point above Fort Bottom. After descending from Hardscrabble Ridge to river bottom, we will follow the Green River to Mineral Canyon. Our vans will meet us for a 2-hour drive back to Green River.

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