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Ancient Ruin Hike Bike Adventure

Ancients Ruin Bike/Hike Adventure

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October 2-7, 2017

CMC Members: $695
Non-Members: $772


Trip Overview

The Ancients Ruin Bike & Hike Adventure is 6 days mountain bike riding, hiking and camping
through the heart of Anasazi country in the Cedar Mesa region of S.E. Utah. This vehicle
supported adventure takes you across Cedar Mesa and the "Trail of the Ancients" and deep into canyons with numerous side trips to spectacular but little known Ancient Puebloan ruins.
Most of the riding is on moderately rough dirt roads, perfect for mountain bikes, and the side
hikes are short but challenging and afford a unique glimpse into the mysterious Anasazi way of life that flourished in the area over 900 years ago.

Although the emphasis on this adventure is hiking to explore Ancient Puebloan ruins and art,
bicycling will be your mode of transport to each trailhead where we will leave the bikes and
begin the hiking. This is participatory trip where participants will be asked to help pack the
truck and assist in cooking and cleaning. Space is limited by the gear carrying capacity of the truck andto those fit enough to enjoy the journey.

Included: Support vehicle, food (5 Breakfasts, 5 lunches,5 dinners), water, fuel, all group camping & cooking equipment, camp chairs, museum entrance, permit fees, and experienced guides.

Not included: Transportation to Moab, bike & personal camping equipment.



Camping for 5 nights with an optional 6th night at a motel in Blanding (additional cost)

Activities / Difficulty

Cycling distances range from 7 to 25 miles a day (with a total of approx.. 85 miles) and are
moderate in difficulty, as we traverse an area of high plateaus and deep canyons pocketed with ruins and artifacts.

The hiking will be moderately technical with sections of scrambling similar to class 3 mountain scrambling with only a few miles on trails ranging from 5–10 miles per day (with a total of approx.. 30 miles.)



Trip Leader: Rick Pratt

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