When looking to ride our Tour of the Canyons route, one should most definitely consider starting the journey with a great cup of coffee and breakfast from Bestslope Coffee in Fruita, CO. From there, you'll be feeling the buzz as you ascend an ideal bike gradient into the Colorado National Monument for stunning scenery and smooth twist and turns.
You will add mileage, 30 miles, and climbing, 2800 ft, to the day, but most would agree it's worth every single pedal stroke! You can also refill your water and/or get a snack as this route spits you out in downtown Grand Junction where our current route starts. If you are interested in this we can supply you with the GPX tracks!
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.