From the high alpine terrain of the Aquarius Plateau to the deep canyons of the Escalante River, discover a fantastic array of backcountry cycling! This mountainous region contains biking trails so remote that each year we are commissioned by the US Forest Service to maintain and clear them ourselves! These primitive trails reveal hidden lakes, secret canyons, and spectacular mountain vistas. We often encounter large herds of elk and other rarely seen wildlife. Trip highlights include cycling atop the highest plateau in North America, visiting John Wesley Powell's favorite lookout point, climbing Hell's Backbone, and moutnain biking the exciting Gap Mountain Trail!
Escalante is a great mountain bike trip for skilled riders with endurance and singletrack experience. This bike tour can also accommodate riders traveling with less experienced friends, as it offers optional dirt roads paralleling some singletrack sections.