US - Grand Canyon to Gooseberry Mountain Biking
The Southwest U.S. is the place to be for your next mountain biking adventure. On this one-of-a-kind trip, we ride the best trails and explore the unique beauty of Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon National Parks. Our first rides take us to the world famous Grand Canyon North Rim, only ... Read More
The Southwest U.S. is the place to be for your next mountain biking adventure. On this one-of-a-kind trip, we ride the best trails and explore the unique beauty of Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon National Parks. Our first rides take us to the world famous Grand Canyon North Rim, only open to visitors for half of the year. The Arizona Trail is an excellent high country warm up, and while riding the Rainbow Rim, the views are breathtaking. Continuing north, just outside Bryce Canyon National Park, Thunder Mountain combines technical riding with amazing views. We then reach Zion National Park, and ride the Hurricane Rim JEM trail. Enjoy breathtaking views of the park and Virgin River while riding this classic single-track. We end with the world class riding of Gooseberry Mesa. These lands are rugged and primitive, appealing to those looking for an adventure. Remoteness, limited travel corridors, and low visitation have all helped to preserve this rare opportunity for mountain biking enthusiasts.
Tour TypeGuided Mountain Biking (level 3)
AvailabilityMay 27-June 1, 2017 June 17-22 July 29-Aug 3 Sept 9-14
Duration5 Days/ 6 Nights
Distance19 Miles average/day
Day 1 | Arrival in Las Vegas, Arizona Trail (18-30 miles)
Day 2 | Rainbow Rim Trail (18-36 miles)
Day 3 | Thunder Mountain (14 miles)
Day 4 | Explore Bryce and Zion National Parks (18 miles)
Day 5 | Gooseberry Mesa (8-16 miles)
Day 6 | Jem Trail (16-20 miles)
- 5 nights camping
- All necessary camping equipment: tent, sleeping pad, cookware, utensils...
- Professional, knowledgeable, Wilderness First Responder certified bike mechanic and guide for the duration of your adventure
- Van transportation from and to Las Vegas
- All park entry fees and permit costs
- All meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 6 (except for dinner on day 4)
- Healthy snacks and assorted drinks during van rides
|Guided Mountain Biking GC-Gooseberry
|Price Per person based on double tent occupancy with a minimum of 6 participants:
|Price Per person based on double tent occupancy with a minimum of 4 participants:
|Single supplement- not applicable in camp, single tents possible. ||Rental sleeping bag ($25+ tax)
Groups of 6 or less have 1 guide; starting with 8 persons we add a 2nd guide, included above.
Any departure date possible for custom groups. Exclusive Pure-AOA dates published to join.
- Amazing single track along the edge of the North Grand Canyon rim
- Slickrock riding high up on the Mesa with amazing views across southern Utah
- Kodachrome, Zion, Bryce Canyon in addition! All in 1 trip!
Need to Know:
- full suspension bikes recommended - your own or our rentals
- high altitude riding, nearly 9000 ft at the north rim
Dates: 2017 Dates: May 27-June 1, 2017, June 17-22, July 29-Aug 3, Sept 9-14. This is a GUIDED tour which also offers total freedom of dates for groups of 4 or more - you can choose whatever dates you wish. We can price this tour to operate with as few as 4 persons but can go up to larger groups of 12. Please contact us with questions about your group or departure date: Our Contact.
Level 3-4 - This trip is a mix of mostly single track, a little bit of double track with moderate technical skills required. There is also some off the bike hiking. While there are some sustained climbs, the rides are all best characterized as rolling as we do not tackle any significant mountains. This is not a trip for beginners, however riders of intermediate fitness and average bike handling skills will be comfortable.
Las Vegas add ons
Custom tours for groups
Pure Adventures base camp:
Our well-appointed camp offers over-sized tent accommodations, shower facilities, tables to enjoy meals around, and the privacy of this wonderfully remote location. Each day, after hiking up an appetite, you will be served delicious meals, planned by a professional chef and executed beautifully by our well-trained guides. Fall asleep in comfort and coziness to the sound of coyotes. Wake up to unbelievable sunrises that warm your soul. Spend your days riding and your evenings around the campfire, regaling the journeys of the day and talking about what tomorrow will bring.
All tents are made of durable construction with a full-coverage rainfly. Each tent has plenty of space for two people and their gear, as well as thick, comfortable sleeping pads. Freshly cleaned sleeping bags and sheets are not included, but you can rent them from Pure Adventures.
Nights 1 and 2: Grand Canyon North Rim
Nights 3: Kodachrome Basin State Park
Nights 4 & 5: Camping in Zion
Giant Revel hardtail - $125US for the duration of the tour.
Other mountain bike options:
Full suspension: Specialized Epic Comp 29er - new in 2015;
Specialized Spec Sheet $350
Full suspension: Giant Trance 27.5 - new in 2015
Giant Trance Spec Sheet $250
Hardtail Trek X Caliber 9 - spec sheet available. Trek X-Caliber Spec Sheet $250
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