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Gravel Grinder

A tour of canyons like no other!

UPDATE: Unless any new challenges occur, we will be able to provide sleeping bags for the 2022 season!

Gravel Grinder Tour of the Canyons

Ride from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah through some of the most scenic and remote stretches of pavement in the west.

You will pass through many historic sites as you roll through the Unaweep Canyon, Gateway, and Paradox winding your way along the Dolores River.

Explore canyons of the Southwest, view wildlife, and experience the hut-to-hut convenience on this 3 day 2 night tour. You'll ride approximately 165 miles (55/day) along some of the wildest paved roads in the west.

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  • Price
    $250 per rider
    2 night, 3 day gravel grinder and black top from Grand Junction to Moab. Available May or October.
  • General Info

    While most of this route is pavement, there are several sections of gravel/dirt. Gravel-grinder bikes are IDEAL.

    Huts are fully stocked with food, water, cooking equipment, etc. Same setup as our mountain-bike routes.

    The Price is $250 per rider or get the group discount 8/7 - Eight riders for the price of seven - $1750 total or $218.75 per person - Only available with the initial booking.

    This route is available May and October of every year. Call our office (970) 626 -3033 for more information or to book.

    SAGWAGONS are not allowed on this route, these huts are on private land.

  • Reservations

    - Your departure date is secured with a deposit of 50% of the total trip cost.

    - The 50% deposit is non-refundable, but it can be extended to any available date in the original booking season or the next season. Notice of your reschedule must be given to San Juan Huts at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Reschedules are also possible 3-7 days prior to your scheduled departure date if unusually cold or wet weather is forecasted. This is true only for the Tour of the Canyons ride as it runs during the spring and fall and can dip into winter conditions which are particularly dangerous on road bikes.

    - Rescheduled trips due to weather must be done 3-7 days prior to your set start date. Cancellations after that point or during the ride will forfeit your trip.

    - If booking a Group Rate trip, the whole hut must be reserved at time of booking and each 50% payment must be made with one card or check.

What People Are Saying

I just finished the Tour of the Canyons ride. Spectacular scenery, well-stocked huts to relax in at the end of the day. I couldn’t have asked for a better trip! Thanks, San Juan huts!!!

Jocelyn Mullen, Grand Junction, Colorado

San Juan Hut Systems

Adventure Without the Weight

San Jan Huts is based in Ridgway, Colorado. Contact us for planning your next mountain bike trip, ski tour or hiking adventure. Let's talk maps, trails, food, terrain and huts. The San Juan Hut Systems extends from the high mountains around Ouray, Telluride & Durango, descending hundreds of miles toward Moab, Utah. We are passionate about supporting you in all Rocky Mountain outdoor sports & adventures; backcountry skiing, nordic trails, alpine climbing and snowshoeing, backcountry mountain biking trails with vast single track, trail running, backcountry camping & alpine hiking. Durango to Moab and Telluride to Moab are classic mountain bike trails in Colorado & Moab.

The San Juan Huts are located in the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison, San Juan, and Manti La Sal National Forests and maintains licenses under Special Use Permits from the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management as well as permit agreements with several private ranch owners.

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