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Ancient Ruin Hike Bike Adventure

Ancient Ruins Bike & Hike Adventure

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Date:
October 1-6, 2018

Price:
CMC Members: $735
Non-Members: $810

Deposit: $150

 

Trip Overview

Set out on a six-day mountain biking, hiking, and camping adventure through the heart of Anasazi country in the Cedar Mesa region of southeastern Utah. We traverse an area of high plateaus and deep canyons pocketed with Ancient Puebloan ruins. View intricate rock art panels in hidden alcoves, hike to well-preserved cliff dwellings, and walk past fully intact kiva sites used by Ancient Puebloans for religious rituals and spiritual gatherings.

 

Although the emphasis on this adventure is hiking to explore traces of the ancient civilizations which lived in this area, mountain biking will be your mode of transport to each trailhead where we will leave our bikes and begin hiking. The side hikes afford a unique glimpse into the mysterious Anasazi way of life that flourished in the area over 900 years ago.

 

After an active day of exploration, evenings at camp consist of dinner, relaxing, and reviewing the next day’s schedule with your leader.

 

Participants must provide their own mountain bike, any biking equipment, and personal hiking and camping gear.

 
 

Accommodations

We will camp for five nights with an optional sixth night at a motel in Blanding, Utah (at an additional cost). All group camping and cooking equipment, camp chairs, museum entrance, permits, drinking water, and five breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are included.  Participants must bring their own tents and personal camping equipment. All in the group pitch in to establish camp each afternoon, help prepare meals, assist with cleaning, and pack our support vehicle each morning. Supplies for make your own sandwiches, energy bars, fruit, and other lunch foods are put out each morning. We have no bathing facilities at our camps, but we do have simple solar showers available.

 

Level of Activity / Difficulty

The biking is moderately difficulty with distances ranging from 7-25 miles per day for a total of approximately 85 miles covered by trip’s end. Being comfortable on rough roads is important. There is no single track riding on this trip. The hiking is moderate Class A and B hiking with a few sections of scrambling. We hike 4-7 miles per day for a total of about 28 miles. Participants should expect 6-9 hours of combined biking and hiking each day with a long lunch break.

 

Other Notes

The trip leader will provide additional information to registered participants, including arrival and departure information, packing and equipment suggestions, and general tips on preparing for your trip.

 

 

Trip Leader: Rick Pratt

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