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Slickrock Mountain Biking

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  • Short, near-vertical climbs... swirling, winding ascents... quick, sharp cornering... one exciting obstacle after another awaits to challange you. Enjoy the unique, fantastic landscape of famous Gooseberry Mesa, southwest Utah's mecca for technical mountain bike enthusiasts, on a half- or full-day adventure ride. Your guide will help push your technical prowess through short demonstrations, followed by extensive experience on a variety of terrain obstacles.
    • Groups of 2 or more
    • Designed for people seeking a technical, off-road mountain bike ride
    • Previous off-road riding experience recommended
    • Age 10 or older recommended
  • You will ride in a desert environment that will include, but may not be limited to:
      • Riding in an environment of washes, desert terrain, and wind-polished slickrock
      • Exploration of an off-road biking playground with obstacles of varying difficulty
      • Enjoy jaw dropping views of Zion, the Hurricane Valley, and the Pine Valley Mountains
      • Exposure to cliff edges and steep slopes
      • Riding very steep drops and quick, vertical ascents
  • You will learn and apply:
      • Managing gears appropriate to terrain
      • Body position and weight distribution for steep climbs and descents
      • Technical braking techniques
      • Desert Bike Travel
      • Natural history of local flora and fauna
      • "Leave No Trace" practices relative to cycling.
  • We provide full-suspension mountain bikes and all the necessary safety gear for your experience, but recommend you bring:
      • 2 quarts of water/person & food/snacks
      • Small backpack (e.g. Camelbak) to carry food & water
      • Sunscreen
      • Synthetic athletic clothes
      • Bicycle gloves
      • Closed-toe shoes
      • Camera
  • LOGISTIC DETAILS 
      • Trips typically meet at Zion Adventure Company at:
        • 8:00 AM in April
        • 7:30 AM in May
        • 6:30 AM June-August
        • 7:00 AM in September
        • 7:30 AM in October
        • 9:00 AM November-March
      • 7 days/week
      • Drive time is between 15 - 45 minutes, each way, depending on season and locale
      • Half-day trips last between 3.5 - 5 hours
      • Full-day trips last between 6 - 8 hours

    * Early reservations advised. Dates tend to book 30 to 45 days out, June through August. Check your calendar and book early.

    PRICING

    Half-day
    One on One:  $316
     Two or More:
        $166/person
    Group Discount:
     (8 or more)  10%
    Bike Discount: Using your own bike $25/bike

    Full-day
    One on One:  $366
     Two or More:
        $206/person
    Group Discount:
     (8 or more)  10%
    Bike Discount: Using your own bike $25/bike

    *Add a professional photographer to capture your exciting experience! The price includes all high resolution digital images.
                           Half Day: $389  Full Day: $449
  • Trips are 100% refundable up to 30 days prior to departure. Once inside the 30-day window, we deduct a 25% cancellation fee from any refunds.  You may apply this 25% fee toward any future services or products we offer within two years from the date of cancellation. Cancellations within 24 hours of trip departure are non-refundable.