Rob and I traveled to Utah in Thanksgiving 2021 with the goal to ride three separate bikepacking routes over 8 days.
Act I is the first route of the trip, the Grand Staircase Loop.
Rob and I had a lot of fun doing this route! We chose to do the route in 3 days and i’d say the route difficulty of a 6 (according to bikepacking.com) feels about right. There are a lot of short punchy climbs on this ride. Doing this route at the end of November meant for cold temperatures and short days.
Overall, I’d highly recommend this route. If you are a beginner, I’d definitely opt for doing it in 4 days. I also can’t imagine doing this route in the heat!
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