the kokopelli trail

A classic North American desert adventure

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the kokopelli trail

Perhaps the best known desert trail in North America, this 142 mile classic follows the Colorado River, passes around the La Sal mountains, and finally descends to Moab, Utah. The riding is epic, the scenery unforgettable.

With a full gear transfer service, deluxe, ready made campsites with firewood, camp chairs, canopies you can enjoy each day without the burden of your gear, dressed as you would be for any regular middle of nowhere epic wilderness ride!

Is this trip suitable for me? With 142 miles of riding, and over 10,000 feet of climbing in total, this is a big ride for fit bikers who can look after themselves in remote country.

Duration: 4 days on the trail, plus prep day and travel days. 142 miles, 10,000 feet of climbing.


  • Stunning desert scenery
  • Deluxe camps in beautiful locations
  • Wilderness riding without big backpacks!
  • Great riding!

IMPORTANT NOTE: You are responsible for your own food planning. You will have the chance to do a food shop the day before getting on the trail. At this point you should buy all your food for the trip. You will be given coolers for your food, which will be transported to each camp.

At night, you are on your own in camp. You will be cooking your own food and managing your own campsite. The hosts will remove trash in the morning when they pick up camp gear and move it to the next site.


  • Shuttle to start point
  • Shuttle from end point
  • Luggage transfer from camp to camp
  • Communal camp gear  set up
  • Food/ drinks transferred in coolers  from camp to camp
  • 8’x8’ popup tent, full kitchen, cooking/eating utensils, dry firewood, camp chairs, camp toilet, fresh water

YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR PERSONAL CAMP GEAR, such as tent, sleeping bag, mat. You will have the chance to do a food shop the day prior to getting on the trail.


  • Full catering service
  • Hotels on arrival and departure days
  • Bike hire
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers

sample itinerary

Your trip is fully customisable to suit your preferred length of stay

Day 1: Meet in Fruita and do your food shopping for the full four days. Load your coolers, prep your bikes, and get excited!

Day 2: Start out on awesome singletrack overlooking the Colorado River, then turn away from the river for majestic views into the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness

Day 3: Ride to Fish Ford. An easier day through mellow scenery.

Day 4: Get ready for a bigger day in gorgeous scenery, as you weave from desert to lower mountain forest. You’ll climb away from the Colorado River. This is a challenging day. Take your time and enjoy the views!

Day 5: Finish the climb to the Castle Valley Road, then turn right and join the Whole Enchilada Trail: one of the best known, best loved trails on the continent.

Free detailed information pack included with every booking!

All the must have info for your trip, plus lots of nice to know info about your destination

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