NOTE: Click to view the itineraries below. Potential tour dates are listed below and not all tour dates will run. Read the full review online here. At 7:00 am the following morning post tour Lizard Head Cycling provides a complimentary shuttle (1.5 hours) to the Courtyard Marriott and the Grand Junction airport in Grand Junction, Colorado. Bonus Ride - Wolverine Loop (23 miles/+2,060 feet), Day 5: Cedar Mesa to McMillan Camp (27 miles/+3,855 feet), Day 6: McMillan Campground to Cottonwood Campground (21 miles/+2,145 feet), Day 6: E.F.I Bonus Ride - Poison Springs Out & Back (48 miles/+2,990 feet). The Burr Trail encompasses Long Canyon, the Wolverine Loop, the switchbacks of the Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef National Park and Bull Frog road. ☛ Bicycling: Bears Ears National Monument – This Bikepacking Paradise May Soon Be Filled With Oil Wells, ☛ Early MTB Multi-Day Pioneers: First Mountain Bike Traverse of the White Rim Road, Canyonlands UT. Day 1: Big Water to Heads of the Creek (30 miles/+2,800 feet), Day 2: Heads of the Creek to Cow Camp (35 miles/+3,835 feet), Day 3: Cow Camp to Deer Creek Campground (47 miles/+3,030 feet), Day 4: Deer Creek Campground to Cedar Mesa Campground (41 miles/+3,660 feet), Day 4: E.F.I. St. George Shuttle (800.933.8320) or St. George Express (435.652.1100) and should be made Trail. Yes it has been done and it is awesome, but it is not for the timid cyclist. The Hayduke Trail MTB Tour, (a.k.a. Green River, Utah on Day 0. Figure it Out is about more than just hiking though, it explains how we can use the lessons learned in the wilderness to live happier and more resilient lives. “Durability, efficiency, and versatility are hallmarks of attractive bicycles.” – Bikepackers Magazine – March 2016. NOTE: If the Courtyard Marriott is not available, try the Comfort Inn at the Convention Center as a good option. “Hayduke is a 27 plus steel hardtail with a trail bike attitude and impressive versatility.” – Dirt Rag Magazine – April 2015. On this special Hayduke Trail MTB Tour we will ride all 440-miles of the Hayduke Trail in only 9-Days! Post-Tour Logistics Week #1 (Kanab, Utah to Henry Mountains): The Hayduke tour (Kanab to Horse Mountain on Day 11 marks the high point and then it is all down hill to Beef Basin where a few of the obstacles will likely be grazing. bike shop in each meeting town for professional assembly or directly to the meeting hotel for self-assembly. Guides in camp will prepare all meals. Lizard Head Cycling Guides is a proud member of the Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners in support of their commitment to education, stewardship and restoration of the full National Monument. The Hayduke Trail is a spectacular gravel-grinder type tour across rugged and remote backcountry jeep roads. In Boulder town cyclists may have the option of adding a night’s lodging at either the Boulder Mountain Lodge or Pole’s Place. NOTE: Guests are responsible for their own post tour lodging in Moab (see confirmation document for hotel details). that logistically the shuttle vehicle does not have to drive all over town to retrieve guests the following morning. Each of Lizard Head Cycling’s lunches contains gluten free options. Ellen's South Summit! › Hayduke Trail , Utah This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Paul 3 years, 5 months ago. Located entirely on public land, the trail links six of the National Parks on the Colorado Plateau in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona with the lesser kno Our guides love the spirit and adventure of riding in this remote landscape. – Richard. Hayduke Trail maps. Colorado and shuttle guests to St. George. ***Group discount of $150 for groups of 4 or more. Hayduke Trail MTB Tour: 400 Miles over 12-Days. -www.hayduketrail.org. The Hayduke Trail MTB route starts on Smoky Mountain Road, so named for the smoke smoldering out from 100-year-old coal fires deep beneath Smoky Mountain. Guests can expect to arrive in Grand Junction at 9:30 am. NOTE: If staying at the Clarion Inn, call them at 970.243.6790 and ask for a $84.00 Lizard Head Cycling Can it be done? Trail. The route and the scenery was everything we had hoped for. for confirmed departures. The Hayduke Trail MTB Tour rides through one of the most inacessible areas in the lower 48 states. Spring/Autumn Tour Calendar and the Summer Tour Calendar Highway 95 is a stunning section of highway carved into Redrock Canyon walls. The Weather: The months of May and September & early October are the sweet spots in this extreme landscape. Southern Utah has the darkest skies of the lower 48 American states. It is a welcomed relief to those who have just conquered the Henry's and an excellent warm up opportunity for those just getting on board. section with all tour details including pricing. The mountain biking is fun and challenging, but not overly technical. They made us feel cared for and they continued to display attitudes and actions that showed us that we could count on them and trust them. The route starts near Kanab, Utah and ends in … First of all, our three guides were fantastic. WEEK 1 CONTINUED: Over the course of 46-miles throughout days 5 and 6, riders climb 6,000-feet up the Henry Mountains reaching a maximum elevation of just over 10,000’ above sea level. It's 800 miles long, snaking across canyon country in southern Utah and northern Arizona. The first week of the Hayduke Trail MTB Tour starts in the Utah desert town of Big Water, Utah, which is just west of Lake Powell. For me Evan helped make this Hayduke trip a success – always cheerful, helpful and on point. NOTE: TOUR DISCOUNTS ARE NOT STACKABLE – The highest valued discount is provided. Solitude and Silence The Hayduke Trail MTB Tour, (a.k.a. Then, after crossing the mighty Colorado River just outside of Hite, a mostly submerged town site under Lake Powell, the next 163-miles serves up some of the most remote terrain the Wild West has to offer, starting with Wooden Shoe Road. Each year the route seems to become more popular and I get more and more questions about the route since it overlaps with many of my treks. Tour size is limited to about 13 clients. ☛ USA Today: Listen to the Bears Ears and protect national treasures. limited. Food is essential and Lizard Head Cycling takes care to deliver high quality ingredients. Guides on the day prior (Day 0) to the tour's official start date at the Courtyard Marriott in Grand Junction, Moab to the Courtyard Marriott in Grand Junction, CO and the Grand Junction airport. They were professional, kind, courteous, positive, exuberant and, above all seemed to enjoy the trip as much as we did. the night. Rock shaped by 50-million years of water has sculpted a jaw-dropping landscape of weird and wild shapes. Please note MTB bike Ride the entire Hayduke Trail (12-Days & 440 miles) or segments (6 -Days & 220 miles). On December 27th, 2016 much of the terrain that the 2nd week of our Hayduke Trail MTB Tour passes through was declared the Bear’s Ears National Monument by President Obama. On Day 9 & 10 desert sandstone slowly gives way to shady forest of Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, aspen, and Gambel oak as we begin our ascent into the tour's second major group of mountains, the Sierra Abajos. – Tim and Pamela, We are back home and had a wonderful adventure riding the 2nd week of the Hayduke trail. Riders wake in the morning to the echo of the coffee call off the canyon walls, followed by a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, muesli, fruit, nuts, yogurt, etc. The daily mileage averages out to about 35-mile segments which vary based on the riding surface and amount of climbing on any given day. The southwest is canyon country and it's extremely remote. your tour's official confirmation to confirm these details. *Bring 4 riders & receive a $200- per person/12-day tour discount The Hayduke Trail is an 800-mile route across Utah and Arizona. Hayduke Trail Journal Late Postscript. The canyon views on several nights of our camping were incredible. Lock in your preferred tour date early as unopened tour dates will be closed. 970.263.4414. When we hiked out of the canyon yesterday and onto the Kaibab Plateau, we entered an entire new ecosystem. Thru-hikers, day hikers, volunteers, friends and family, future hikers, or arm-chair hikers and trail enthusiasts will all find something useful. Lizard Head Cycling’s guides provide cyclists with a professional level support that includes: meals, water, shelter and mechanical aid. 3 1 13. NOTE: Week -Two encompasses Days 7 thru 12 of the Hayduke Tour. This series documents a thru-hike on one of America's most challenging routes, the Hayduke Trail. Since its creation, the story of this beloved hardtail has been one of local singletrack rides, stargazing overnighters, and worldwide exploration. During these months if there are no clouds, expect average high temperatures in the lower desert (below 6,000-feet) in low to mid 80’s and in the mountains (above 8,000-feet) expect highs in the upper 70’s. NOTE: Bike rental can be limited so please reserve in advance. features, TwinLoc Suspension System, a Shimano 12-speed drivetrain plus Syncros components, this Spark is sure to light a fire. Wisconsin Bike Tour: Northwoods & Lake Superior, Castles & Swells to Goblin Valley MTB Tour, Great Allegheny Passage/C&O Canal Gravel Tour. Riders continue onward past the entrance to the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park before arriving at the start of the routes final spectacular section of the tour through Lockhart Basin. Week #1 LOGISTICS: Kanab, Utah to Henry Mountains. Below are the daily elevation profiles for Week-Two of the Hayduke Trail MTB Tour. It is important that guests are in one hotel so Reservations can be made with Expect to arrive in Grand Junction by 9:00 am. Hardcore Hayduke Tour Includes: Guide service to help move camp and support the tour on a daily basis, monster F-350 support truck, all delicious meals, energy food, liquid refreshments, water bottles, shuttles, a special cycling gift, and mechanical support. Hayduke completes are built to order in Montana and estimated to ship out within 4 weeks. St George, UT 84790 The name “Hayduke” pays homage to the main character in The Monkey Wrench Gangby Edward Abbey, a fictional story that takes place in this region. At this point before setting up camp the guides and guests often enjoy a celebratory beer. Lizard Head Cycling will shuttle riders to the start in St. George, UT. So if one becomes entirely knackered, they can jump in the truck and make it to the next camp. Both the Courtyard by Marriott meeting hotel and the nearby Clarion Inn Horizon Drive offer free airport Alex Maier's Figure it Out: on the Hayduke Trail is a film about one of America's most challenging hikes. The Hayduke Trail is a beautiful trail, and I didn’t even see any of the really nice sections during my short section hike of Section 7. He responds to concerns with care and action. The Hayduke Trail is an 800-mile route across Utah and Arizona. Following are brief descriptions of the 14 sections of the Hayduke Trail. The last 20 miles of Lockhart Basin will be the equivalent of our victory lap before arriving at victory lane, known to the locals as the Moab Brewery. If one is driving to week #1 of the Hayduke tour, we generally meet Lizard Head Cycling Due to popular demand, Lizard Head Cycling Guides has created the Hardcore Hayduke! Tour Support On the post tour morning Lizard Head Cycling provides a complimentary shuttle from Bikes can be shipped either to our partner The estimated cost for a 50-year old buying insurance for a $2,500 tour ranges from $100 (standard plan) to about $200 (cancel for any reason plan). The Hayduke Trail is a long distance hiking trail in Utah / Arizona, USA. Ride the entire Hayduke Trail tour in just 9-days!Photo: Jake Stangel / jakestangel.com. Ability Level: Upper Intermediate (3)  to Advanced (3/4)  Please see the Tour Logistics below for further details. Electronics & Charging , The mothership in her natural environment, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Refresh in the cool waters of Calf Creek Falls. Hayduke Trail has 2,882 members. It's one of the most challenging hikes in America and most of the time there is no trail. On Day 3 the route intersects Utah’s Highway 12 (aka hole-in-the-rock road). Shuttles run multiple times each hour. email or call 970.728.5891. Stay informead. Riders joining the Hayduke Trail bike tour for Week-Two (Henry Mountains to Moab) meet on the day prior to their tour start at 12-noon at the Courtyard Marriott airport meeting hotel in Grand Junction, CO. From the Courtyard Marriott we will shuttle to the East side of the rugged Henry Mountains to meet comrades who have ridden Week-One (Big Water to Henry Mountains). Space is Celebrate Bears Ears: Welcome to our New National Monument! the Trans-Utah), is one of the American West’s ultimate point-to-point MTB tours exploring the far reaches of southern Utah’s mountain biking terrain. From Big Water cyclists embark on a 400+ mile mountain bike odyssey into Utah's otherworldly back-of-beyond terrain. Meeting Time Week #2 Hayduke (Henry Mountains to Moab) meets at 12:00 PM noon on the day prior (Day 0) From either location Sizing includes Small, Medium, Large and XL. XS - 2589g, SM - 2642g, MD - 2765g, LG - 2837g, XL - 2899g - Weight includes dropouts, axle, seat collar, and cable guides, Seatpost collar, rear axle, sliding 148mm dropout, Wolftooth Components headset, 34.9 clamp, 31.6 post, internally routed / Dropper lengths, XS: 120, S:120, M: 150, L: 150, XL: 150. Rather, it’s an 800-mile network of standalone trails, dirt roads, and off-trail segments that form a semi-cohesive route. Life is good! So the bottom line is if you are a experienced mountain or road biker with decent technical skills, this tour is within your ability level. United Adobo › Forums › Activity Schedules (Rides, Hikes, etc.) Follow The best options for our clients are either the. Follow this link for a discounted rate to the Courtyard by Marriott Grand Junction. The Hayduke Trail includes detailed maps of the entire route, suggested cache points, and a wealth of description and tips for tackling this intense undertaking. While the mother ship does has the ability to spare a little juice, it is typically reserved for guide communications. die e-bike is de enige 120mm, als ik voor de niet e-bike variant van de performance ga heeft die gelijk 140mm travel en die is dan gelijk een stuk langer. Campground (800.644.9113) which is located diagonally across the street from the Moab Brewery. Clicky-click the red button! If one is flying to week #2 of the Hayduke Tour (Henry Mountains to Moab), then fly into The southwest is canyon country and it's extremely remote. The Spark 930 blends the featherweight lineage of its race focused cousin with the single track chops of a 120mm travel ripper - this bike is up for anything. official confirmation to confirm these details. On the morning following the tour, Lizard Head Cycling will provide a shuttle back to the Courtyard Marriott in Grand Junction at 7am. Although the Hayduke tour is challenging in nature, it is not a death march! IMPORTANT: Please wait for your tour's or Lizard Head Cycling Guides can also set-up a policy for its clients. Didn't see much on this sub in terms of gear lists for desert routes so I thought I'd post mine. One-Week @ $85 and Two-Weeks @ $150. 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