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Telluride to Moab

Ages: 14 +

Dates: July 5- 15 *No camp on Monday, July 4th

Tuition: $2,950
Overnights: 8

Challenge Level:  

Get ready for the ultimate mountain biking hut-to-hut trip. Enjoy the rustic luxury of the San Juan Hut System's hidden mountain retreats scattered along your route. Start out the front door right here in Telluride and ride 215 miles of single-track, fire roads and ridgelines to Moab, Utah. You will bike "hut-to-hut" each day, stopping off at streams and lakes to cool off, and spending your nights sleeping in your fully equipped cabins. This format allows you to carry only a few items of clothing, snacks and water. The overall adventure between Telluride and Moab provides riders with ample downhill as you will be dropping several thousands of feet in elevation. This trip picks up where other bike programs leave off, offering trail-based guided riding, making it a great option for both the intermediate and advanced riders. Once we reach Moab we’ll reward ourselves with refreshing waterfall hikes, pool side lounging and a massive meal out on the town!
Program Schedule: *subject to change
Click pack for a packing list

Day 1 (1/2 Day)

Morning parent meeting. Team building activities. Bike check and pre-ride discussion and assessment. Intro ride.

Day 2 (1/2 Day)

Packing 101. Test ride with equipment

Day 3

Departure from Telluride to Last Dollar Hut

Day 4

Ride Last Dollar Hut to Spring Creek Hut

Day 5

Spring Creek Hut to Columbine Hut

Day 6

Columbine Hut to Graham Ranch

Day 7

Graham Ranch to Gateway Hut

Day 8

Gateway Hut to La Sal Hut

Day 9

La Sal Hut to Moab! Descend over 6,000 vertical feet!!

Day 10 

Moab recovery day with swimming and pizza in town!

Day 11

Return to Telluride!

*Bikers are required to provide their own bike helmets, bikes and bikepacking packs. Bikes can be rented at Boot Doctors in Telluride or by clicking on the link above. 

Important Notes: Students enrolled in this program must be comfortable on their bikes for 10 days in a row,  riding 20-35 miles/day. This program requires the ability to bike uphill for long periods of time and feel comfortable on technical terrain.

A negative COVID-19 test will be required for students attending this program. We are working on our current policies and will send more information about this requirement in the spring.

Attending this program makes you eligible for our 2023 NOLS partnership expedition to ALASKA! Click the logo to learn more about Expedition Academy and our upcoming partnership with NOLS! (Must be 15 by summer 2023)