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The Grand Ug - Traversing the Uncompahgre Plateau

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Departure Dates: March 18-22 and April 2-5th

The Grand UG is a one of a kind adventure and you have to be prepared for long days, variable conditions, and complete solitude. This is our ultimate Fat Bike winter trip, and as far as we know, there is nothing comparable out there. This 3 night/ 4 day route traverses the entire Uncompahgre Plateau and is between 100 and 125 miles depending on road conditions. Most of the Uncompahgre Plateau is over 9,000ft and you will drop down to under 5,000 feet at the end of your trip, so you will likely have a mix of snow, dirt, mud, and sand. The Grand Ug utilizes the three middle huts on our Telluride to Moab summer biking trip. 2016 will be our pilot year for offering the Grand UG with limited availability.

If interested, please give us a call and or fill out this application. The Grand Ug is the only route which we require an application acceptance for. This is because not all bikers are prepared for winter conditions, long milage in variable conditions, or the truly remote nature of this ride. We want to do our best in matching you with a ride that is a good fit.

Fat biking in snow is still relatively new, if you have what it takes and are interested in taking on the Grand Ug, fill out an application and you might be one of the first people to ever ride this route in winter!

What's in store for you

This is the most fully stocked fat biking trip available and we have almost all the food we normally supply on our summer mountain bike trips. Here is list of what food items you can expect to chow down on while riding the Grand Ug.

Bacon, Eggs, Cheese, Butter, Garlic, Potatoes, Onions, Oatmeal, Grits Malt-O-Meal, Cream of Wheat, granola, cold cereal, Pancake Mix, Syrup, Bisquick, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, powdered milk, powdered creamer, sugar, Gatorade, tang, lemonade, dried fruits, nuts, GORP, pretzels, club crackers, cookies, cliff bars, granola bars, chocolate bars, salami sticks, bread, tortillas, cheese, peanut butter, jelly, honey, corn chips, Fritos, Gold Fish, pastas (including gluten free), powdered pasta sauce, powdered pesto sauce, parmesan cheese, quinoa, couscous, basmati rice, instant mashed potatoes, instant rice, canned chicken, canned salmon, canned black beans and spices.

What you get

  • Fat Bike Rental
  • Snow Shoe Rental
  • Shuttles to and from the trailhead
  • Comfortable Huts to Stay in
  • Sleeping Bags (please bring your own liner)
  • Crazy Creek Chairs
  • Custom Maps
  • Custom GPS Tracks
  • Turn by Turn Directions

Accommodations

Our mountain huts hold eight people per night. The wooden huts are equipped with padded bunks, sleeping bags, a propane cook stove, propane light, wood stove, and necessary utensils, cookware, breakfast and dinner dry food and drinking water. Each hut is equipped with a composting toilet facility.