Day 1 | Arrival in Las Vegas, Arizona Trail (18-30 miles)

Meet at 8:00am in Las Vegas, NV to begin our epic journey of the best mountain biking that Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon National Parks have to offer. We begin with a transfer across the Mojave Desert, peppered with Joshua Trees, to the alpine forests of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Before our ride, we rise over 7,000 feet in elevation from Las Vegas, climbing onto the Kaibab Plateau. Running north-south and cut across in the middle by the Colorado River, the extra height of this enormous landform is what has led to the immense depth of geologic exposure at Grand Canyon National Park. Today’s ride is designed to acclimate us to the almost 9000’ elevation of the plateau, traveling over undulating limestone track surrounded by the high country’s spruce and aspen forest.