The range as well as splendour of the backcountry mountain bike course make it tough to place in correct point of view, or capture in words. We’ll attempt however, with 190 miles with national forests, hoodoo-filled canyons, hill goat-dotted fields, as well as significant Southwestern desert views covered upon the trip from Brian Head to Escalante, remaining at the brand-new Aquarius Trail Huts.
Five delivery container huts are spaced along the Aquarius Trail, which rolls with Utah’s most fabled as well as beautiful factors, from Powell Point to summaries of Bryce Canyon National Park, Brian Head Ski Resort, Red Canyon, Aquarius Plateau, Dixie National Forest, Escalante National Monument, as well as extra. Some areas of the route are singletrack, some are simply beautiful, as well as you have alternatives for much easier or more challenging days in the process, with chilly beers as well as various other drinks waiting at each hut for your arrival.
The off-grid Aquarius Trail Huts are retrofitted delivery containers powered by solar, with full-size fridges as well as fridges freezer that can be equipped for your team. The huts have bed linens, towels for the chilly shower, as well as every little thing else you require (other than your clothing as well as your tooth brush), as well as each is split right into several bunk-rooms.
Book your keep, after that toss a leg over your trip. From Brian Head, the course comes down virtually 3,000 feet on Bunker Creek singletrack to Panguitch Lake. Navigate with a supplied GENERAL PRACTITIONER track or a map as it twists with ponderosa as well as juniper woodland intertwined with old lava beds as well as rolling fields to Hatch Hut, in the Headwaters area of the National Mormon Pioneer Heritage Trail, as well as the initial Hatch homestead, resolved in 1872.
A durable dish as well as a fanciful evening will certainly prep you for a huge early morning trip. It’s an eight-mile, 2,500-foot climb with Proctor Canyon to breathtaking sights atop Sunset Cliffs at the entryway to Bryce Canyon Valley. Eight downhill miles later on, take a rejuvenating dive right into Tropic Reservoir prior to complying with the Great Western Trail to Red Canyon Hut for sweeping sights of Bryce Canyon as well as spectacular sundowns.
Day 3 begins with a descent with Red Canyon’s hoodoos on the flanks of Thunder Mountain prior to going across Highway 12 as well as reaching the Casto Canyon trailhead with sights of Slate Mountain as well as Powell Point the entire method. The course goes across a little creek bed 44 times prior to it streams right into Jeep roadways on the high mesas of Bryce Canyon en course to Pine Lake Hut.
Fish or swim in Pine Lake in the past striking Aquarius Trail’s peak on Day 4. It’s a 2,200-foot climb over 10 miles to the top of 10,577-foot Barney Top on the Aquarius Plateau, with an optional eight-mile detour to Powell Point for brushing up views of southerly Utah you’ll always remember.
From Aquarius Hut at Clayton Springs, go with backcountry singletrack on the Great Western Trail or an extra cool pedal on Hell’s Backbone Road, which goes across open fields often visited by free-roaming antelope. Both paths assemble on Hell’s Backbone Bridge prior to Box Death Hollow Wilderness as well as the descent to Hell’s Backbone Hut at Aquarius Trail’s last hut at Sand Creek, as well as the leave to Escalante on Hell’s Backbone Road along Box Death Hollow Wilderness. Cool off in Calf Creek in the process, as well as also if your legs are tired, the three-mile detour to the 128-foot falls of the very same name deserves the journey. Then, it’s one last roadway climb prior to the last mild descent to finish the trip in Escalante.
The Aquarius Trail is a self-guided route as well as hut system established as well as run by Escape Adventures. Book a journey as well as you obtain a map as well as accessibility to completely equipped huts. You bring garments as well as individual products, yet bed linens, towels, food, as well as a complete kitchen area await you at each quit. Each hut rests approximately 12 in 2 cabins, with a different washroom structure with a shower, pit commode, as well as hand-washing terminal. A storage space location at each hut houses a generator to charge e-bikes. $889 each for 6 days 5 evenings. Add $50 for beer. Group prices as well as much shorter journeys are additionally offered. More details: aquariustrail.com
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