Want to optimize your Moab bicycling experience?
Poison Spider Bicycles can help you organize a guided day tour for biking in Moab, Utah, leaving directly from our bike shop. You can pick up your rental bike and all of your last minute riding needs, and head out with a guide for an amazing Moab mountain biking experience. We will help you choose the best trails and guides to suit your group and ability. You’ll be shuttled to the trailhead, and your guide will pick the most fun direction and distance to fit your schedule. The tour companies we work with offer half and full day group rides you can join. Or, if you prefer, we can organize a private tour or personal skills clinic for you or your group. Let us know what you want and we’ll set you up on a great guided bicycle tour in Moab. We can organize guided road bike rentals and day tours, too. If you don’t want a guide, Poison Spider Bicycles can schedule shuttles to trailheads for you from our bike shop.
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Here are some examples of some of the more popular Moab mountain bike day tours.
(Theses are just a few of the trails that Moab has to offer!)
DEAD HORSE POINT
TRAILHEAD: About 30 miles north of Moab; 45 minute van shuttle.
DIFFICULTY: Moderate to Intermediate Singletrack. The Intrepid Loop trail is a great introduction to singletrack riding (i.e., narrow trail wide enough for one bike). Need to be comfortable riding a bike. Good balance and agility are helpful. Minimal elevation gain/loss, but you will be up at approx. 6,000 ft above sea level.
TERRAIN: Mix of slickrock, packed dirt and sand. Some tight turns.
HIGHLIGHTS: Stunning views of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park. Be sure to stop at all the designated viewpoints
Bar M Trails- AKA Moab Brand Trails
MILEAGE: 6-12; additional more challenging terrain available, depending on riders’ abilities. The main Bar M trail is only 8 miles with additional trails that can be added like Lazy EZ, Deadman’s Ridge, Bar B, Rocking A and Circle O trails. The new Rusty Spur trail is perfect beginner single-track.
TRAILHEAD: 8 miles north of Moab; 15 minute van shuttle
DIFFICULTY: Easy – Moderate. The basic loop is our easiest tour, and perfect for beginners and families. No previous mt. bike experience necessary – our guides will teach you!
More challenging options with single-track riding (i.e., narrow trails, wide enough for one bike) are available to accommodate riders’ abilities and fitness.
TERRAIN: Basic loop: doubletrack jeep road. A few short hills and more challenging sections will introduce you to mountain biking, Moab-style, even some Slickrock!
Optional sections: twisting, turning packed dirt singletrack, slickrock with short climbs/descents, some sand.
HIGHLIGHTS: Great views of Arches National Park, including the Windows section, and the La Sal Mountains. This tour offers an opportunity to improve your skills with professional instruction.
TRAILHEAD: About 20 miles north of Moab; 40 minute van shuttle
DIFFICULTY: Intermediate. Previous off-road mt. bike riding experience preferred. Riders should have good strength and cardio fitness as well as technical riding experience in order to enjoy this ride.
TERRAIN: Mostly open slickrock terrain with steep and off-camber sections.
HIGHLIGHTS: This is a Slickrock playground with plenty of ledges, drops and bowls to sharpen skills. Bartlett offers an intermediate slickrock alternative to the advanced Slickrock Trail. Enjoying he vastness of these petrified sand dunes is a treat.