The San Juan Hut System Telluride to Moab Route consists of a 6 night / 7 day bike ride, traversing from Telluride, through the Alpine Peaks of the San Juan’s, to Moab’s Canyon Country and Desert Slickrock. The 4 night/ 5 day ride follows the same route, but stops short of the La Sal Mountains and the awesome descent into Moab Canyon Country. In 2014 substantial new singletrack became available. The San Juan Hut System’s Telluride to Moab Bike Route follows 215 miles of secondary dirt roads and/or singletrack from Telluride, leaving the high alpine tundra of the San Juan Mountains to the desert slickrock and canyon country of Moab, Utah. This route is designed for beginner to advanced riders in good physical condition and offers alternate-Single Track routes between various huts to extend your trip and offer more challenges. The Telluride to Moab Route is a bit easier than its sister route, Durango to Moab, and spends a bit more time in the mountainous terrain. It is perfect for those who are first-time riders with San Juan Hut Systems or those who want more flexibility and time in their day to explore singletrack alternates.
The trip exceeded my expectations. The huts are stocked well enough that we were able to go fairly light (just carrying larger camelbacks) so the riding was a blast 'cause we didn't feel weighed down too much. I'd heard that most of the riding would be on gravel roads, but there was plenty of super fun single track available as alternates to the easier road riding. I'd guess that we rode more than half of the mileage on single track--enough that I was actually kind of glad for easy spinning on the road sections. And the trails were really good! Though we were pretty much dead tired at the end of every day, we enjoyed cooking and eating tasty food at the huts... If you're into riding bikes this was a grand adventure and I'd highly recommend it. I'd like to go back and ride the Durango-Moab route soon!~ Justin Merle
Group Discount: 8/6 - Eight riders for the price of six - $5370 total or $671 per person
Group Discount: 8/6 - Eight riders for the price of six - $4,770 total or $596.25 per person
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.