My tour

The needles/ trails of the Ancients


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Der Needles District des Canyonland Nationalparks ist eine der abgeschiedensten Gebiete der USA. Vor mehr als 800 Jahren entwickelte sich hier eine blühende Puebelo-Kultur in den Canyons. Diese Mountainbike-Tour bietet einen einzigartigen Blickwinkel in die prähistorische Geschichte dieser Region.

6 Tage
230 km / 143 mi
$ 1,619.- / € 1,450.-
  • The 2019 price is on request.
  • Einzigartige Campingtour.
  • Ausgezeichnete Mahlzeiten und Service.
  • Snacks und Sportgetränke für unterwegs.
  • Inkl. Souvenir Trikot.
  • Erfahrene Reiseleiter, die sich bestens in der Umgebung auskennen.
  • Camping Ausstattung: 3-Personenzelt, Schlafsack, Kopfkissen, Luftmatratze, not included.($103)
  • Inkl. Eintrittsgebühren in die Nationalparks.
  • Bitte planen Sie Ihre Ankunft in Moab so, dass Sie mind. einen Tag vor Tourbeginn eintreffen; der erste Tag Ihrer Radtour beginnt u 8 Uhr morgens.
  • Guaranteed Trip Departure Policy

    You will have the option of paying an extra $400 pp to guarantee that your trip will run even with only 2 bookings. If we receive 2 other bookings then we will refund or not charge the extra $400 pp.
  • Deposit for this tour is $500.-pp



6 Tage
Leicht = Untrainiert, normale Kondition
Moderat = guter Radfahrer mit guter Kondition
Anspruchsvoll = sehr Erfahren, sehr gut trainiert
Technisches Niveau
Leicht = unbefestigte Straßen, fast flach
Mittelwert = schmale Pfade, steile Aufstieg
Schwierig = kaum genutzte Wege, F
Tour führung
Gruppentour = Mit Führung und Support
Individuell = mit Beschreibung und Karten
20-40 km / 12-25 mi
230 km / 143 mi
DeLuxe = 4-5 Sterne Hotel oder Excellence B&B
Basic = 1-2 Sterne Hotel/Motel oder B&B
Camping = Zelt, Sporthalle oder Firmegelände
Camping, Vollpension
Daily luggage transfers
Zu mieten
12 Apr 2020 - 17 Apr 2020
26 Apr 2020 - 01 May 2020
03 May 2020 - 08 May 2020
10 May 2020 - 15 May 2020
17 May 2020 - 22 May 2020
24 May 2020 - 29 May 2020
30 Aug 2020 - 04 Sep 2020
06 Sep 2020 - 11 Sep 2020
13 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020
20 Sep 2020 - 25 Sep 2020
More 2020 start dates: September: 27, October: 4, 11
Moab (08.00)
Moab (16.00)
Flughafen Anfang
Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)
Flughafen Ende
Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)


Preis pro Person
The tour price per person
$ 1,619.-
Campingausrüstung mieten
Sleeping Bag, Pillow, tent, ground pad
$ 103.-
Sleeping Bag + Pillow
$ 35.-
$ 59.-
Ground Pad
$ 18.-
bike rental
$ 357.-


Day 1: Newspaper Rock to Ruin Park

After meeting and tour orientation in Moab we head to the Southeast entrance of Canyonlands National Park where we make a stop at the historic Newspaper Rock. From here, a short shuttle takes us to one of the last working ranches in the country, the Dugout Ranch. We ride from the ranch, through Cottonwood Valley, and to our camp which overlooks the Needles District of Canyonlands NP. Time permitting, there will be an evening hike into the park to see the remote Wedding Ring Arch.
Total Mileage 18 miles. Camping Big Pocket Overlook

Day 2: Beef Basin to Ruin Park

We awake to the silence only the remote desert can provide, and of course, to the delicious smells of hot coffee and breakfast only guides can prepare. Today we discover the extreme backcountry as we ride over the foothills of the Abajo Mountains and drop 1,800 feet into Beef Basin to our camp at Ruin Park, an archaeologically rich area. If you’re up to do more riding, you will have the option to do so or the rest of the day is yours to explore the many ancient secrets of the area.
Total Mileage 23. Camping Ruin Park

Day 3: Ruin Park to the Colorado River Overlook

An epic ride takes us from Ruin Park to Chesler Park, located in the Needles District, where we take a break from the bikes and hike the canyons that made the area famous. This hiking experience can only be found in few other places in the country. The trail follows a long stretch of connecting “joints” and deep, narrow crevices in a massive rock expanse; some passages are only 2-3 feet wide.
Total Mileage 27 -33 miles + 5 mile hike option. Camping Hamburger Rock.

Day 4: Indian Creek to Lockhart Basin Road

From camp, we make our way back through Indian Creek to the base of the Canyonlands Overlook. Our trail weaves through a wonderland of goblin-style rocks that have cut their way out of the Cutler sandstone and you are able to see the broken monoliths of Windgate Sandstone which look like ancient Egyptian pyramids. We’ll have plenty of time today for an 8 mile optional ride to swim in the Colorado River.
Total Mileage 15-23 miles. Camping near Lockhart Canyon.

Day 5: Lockhart Basin

The day starts with a climb on eroded jeep track into the beautiful backcountry of Lockhart Basin. As we come around Channel Change Gap, we see our first view of Moab, located up the Colorado River. Our ride climbs and descends through many washes. After a final descent, we climb to Chicken Corners, our camp for the night. Looking down to the Colorado Rover and across the Elephant sandstone to Dead Horse Point, the views from camp are sure to take your breath away!
Total Mileage 26 miles biking. Camping. Chicken Corners

Day 6: Hurrah Pass to Moab

After breakfast, we begin a big climb up Hurrah Pass and into the Moab Valley. The climb culminates on top of a beautiful overlook that gives us an impressive view of the Colorado River Canyons. We finish our journey with a final ride into Moab, arriving around 4:00 p.m.
Total Mileage 18 miles biking

This is a general itinerary and may vary. The tour operator reserves the right to make changes
due to weather, local conditions, government intervention, or any unforeseen reasons that may
affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Inns are subject to change .

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