Hayduke Trail MTB Tour

"The Trans - Utah"

The Hayduke Trail MTB Tour is one of the American West’s ultimate point-to-point off-road MTB tours exploring the far reaches of southern Utah’s mountain biking terrain. The route starts near Kanab, Utah and ends in Moab, Utah. This is Utah’s world renowned “back-of-beyond” landscapes, including the new Bear’s Ears National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park and the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. The Hayduke crosses only a few paved roads in its 440-miles of riding and as a result, offers unparalleled exploration and discovery.

Tour Dates

Ride the entire Hayduke Trail (12-Days & 440 miles) or segments (6 -Days & 220 miles).
Spring Tour #2
  • April 26 – May 7 – Full Two Weeks 
  • April 26 – May 1 – Week One
  • May 2 – 7 – Week Two 
Spring Tour #2
  • May 21 – June 1 – Full Two Weeks
  • May 21 – 26 – Week One
  • May 27 – June 1 – Week Two 
Autumn Tour #1
  • September 6 – 17 – Full Two Weeks 
  • September 6 – 11 – Week One 
  • September 12 – 17  – Week Two 
     
Autumn Hardcore Hayduke
  • September 7 – 15*Hardcore Hayduke! (9-Days & 440-Miles)
    Kanab to Moab: $1,995  
Autumn Tour #2
  • September 20 – October 1 – Full Two Weeks Autumnal Equinox Tour!
  • September 20 – 25 – Week One
  • September 26 – October 1,  – Week Two 
Autumn Tour #3
  • October 4 – 15 – Full Two Weeks 
    Kanab to Moab: $2,990 
  • October 4 – 9 – Week One
    Kanab to Henry Mountains: $1,590
  • October 10 – 15 – Week Two

Tour Details

  • Duration: 6-days or 12-days
  • Ride Type: Gravel-grinder
  • Difficulty: Intermediate+ / Advanced
  • Average Daily Mileage: 35
  • Price from: $1,590
    Full Two Weeks (12-Days) – Kanab to Moab: $2,990
    Week One (6-Days) – Kanab to Henry Mountains: $1,590
    Week Two (6-Days) – Henry Mountains to Moab: $1,590

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. From Big Water, we embark on a 400+ mile mountain bike odyssey into Utah’s otherworldly back-of-beyond terrain.

In southern Utah, nature throws out the rule book. Rock shaped by 50-million years of water has sculpted a jaw-dropping landscape of weird & wild shapes. This is a region of extremes: of distance, of darkness, of silence.

The Hayduke Trail is considered a MTB Gravel Grinder. What this means is that the riding is not overly technical. The trail is small, rugged & remote jeep roads. And the riding is super fun! Prior to experiencing the Hayduke, we often hear things like, “I really want to ride singletrack”, but after riding the Hayduke, a self-pronounced “singletrack junkie” told us this was the best mountain bike ride of his life.

Join us on this small group cycling odyssey within the serpentine red rock canyons of the Beehive State.

Tour Itinerary

WEEK-1

DAY 1 – Big Water to Heads of the Creek
DAY 2 – Heads of the Creek to Cow Camp
DAY 3 – Cow Camp to Deer Creek Campground
DAY 4Deer Creek Campground to Cedar Mesa Campground
E.F.I. Bonus Ride – Wolverine Loop
DAY 5 – Cedar Mesa to McMillan Camp
DAY 6 –  McMillan Campground to Cottonwood Campground
E.F.I Bonus Ride – Dirty Devil Outlook Overlook 

WEEK-2

DAY 7 –  Cottonwood Camp to Rocky Top
DAY 8 – Rocky Top to Dark Canyon Camp
DAY 9 – Dark Canyon to Hammond Canyon Camp
DAY 10 – Hammond Canyon Camp to Mushroom Camp
DAY 11 – Mushroom Camp to Lockhart Camp (
DAY 12 – Lockhart Camp to Moab

* Request the full itinerary via the contact form below.

Highlights

  • Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
  • Views of: Lake Powell, Navajo Mtn, & the Kaiparowits Plateau
  • Descent into Left Hand Colette Canyon
  • Riding on Highway-12
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Bears Ears National Monument 
  • Swimming in Calf Creek Falls 125’ waterfall
  • 60+ scenic miles on the Burr Trail
  • Riding: Long Canyon, the Wolverine Loop, Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef National Park, & Bull Frog Loop. 
  • Henry Mountains
  • Trail of the Ancients (on Highway-95)
  • Dark Canyon Wilderness area
  • Sierra Abajo Mountains 
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Indian Creek (world-renowned rock climbing area)

Inclusions

  • 6-days or 12-days of guide service
  • Mechanical support
  • Support vehicle: Monster F-350 Truck
  • All meals
  • Entrance fees
  • Energy food, snacks, and non-alcoholic refreshments

The final week was as wonderful as the first. After the dust has settled and been washed out of my hair and clothes, I find myself looking back at this trip and missing much, even hike/bike up the Henry’s. For me Evan helped make this Hayduke trip a success – always cheerful, helpful and on point. He responds to concerns with care and action. Thank you for such an amazing trip, it seems a bit like a dream now but often the best experiences in life feel that way and you know it was special. Hope to see you again in the near future.

– Richard

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Just wanted to let you know I had a blast and totally regret not signing up for the full 2 weeks. Your guides are incredible as well as the entire rest of the operation. I want to commend you on a fabulous organized trip. Other than the scenery, the organization is my top conversation I have with other people when asked about the tour.

– Paul S.

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