Moab has long been known as the ultimate mountain biking location on the planet. With spectacular scenery and miles of trails it's no wonder people come from around the world to enjoy these legendary rides. From leisurely 'easy' trails to famous black diamonds, like Slickrock and Porcupine Rim, Moab has a bike trail with your name on it.
There are thousands of miles of trails available for beginner through expert riders. With the diverse landscape in Moab you can find trails through the mountains, down in the canyons, along the Colorado River and even through Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. And if you just can't decide which one sounds best, you can opt to ride The Whole Enchilada, a 35+ mile downhill (mostly) run that begins in the La Sal Mountains and ends up along the Colorado River combining 6 different trails into one epic ride.
Whichever adventure you decide on you need to be sure your bike is in tiptop shape and that you carry the proper gear with you. There are numerous bike shops in Moab that can give your bike the once-over, checking shocks, struts, brakes, chain, gear set and frame for safety and durability.
But what else do you need for your ride?
Since the average number of sunny days in Moab is 244 and temperatures can easily reach, and exceed, 90 degrees your must-haves should include:
- water (more than you think you'll need)
As well as the requisite:
- proper biking attire (moisture wicking is always a good idea)
- bike repair kit
- first air kit
Of course you also need to tell someone your plans and a detailed outline of your route, just in case.
Outdoor adventures abound in Moab. After attacking the trails on your mountain bike you can float down the Colorado in a tube, hike up to Delicate Arch, 4x4 on Potash Road or even take a horseback ride on the same trails made famous by John Wayne.
Just don't forget your camera or your affordable sunglasses!