Don’t have any spring break plans yet? Come to Moab, Utah with the club!!! Moab is a multi-sport paradise, with tons of amazing rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, canyoneering, paddling, fishing, and even backcountry skiing! March in Moab is perfect adventure weather with temps in the mid-60s and plenty of sun! Being a breathtaking desert destination situated on the Colorado Plateau, it is home to hundreds of miles of beautiful canyons with delicate natural arches, massive towers, and mind-blowing views!!
Here are just a few of the famous rides, routes, trails, and what have you for different adventures the Moab area has to offer. I recommend googling some of them!
BlueJohn Canyon (127 Hours!)
Foolin’ Around Canyon
Porcupine Rim Trail
Whole Enchilada Trail
Canyonlands National Park
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park
Colorado River (Cataract Canyon possibly for Mo Moab 2016!)
La Sal mountains (second tallest range in Utah)
To get there, we’ll be driving. It’s 27 hours of straight driving, which will not be the most enjoyable thing in the world, but it will keep the cost of the trip down and allow us to take plenty of gear to have a sick multi-sport adventure! Anyone up for climbing, canyoneering, and mountain biking all in one day!
Hopefully we will have a few cars going out, which will leave at different times on the Thursday and Friday (3/5 and 3/6) before break. We’ll spend 6 or 7 days in Moab depending on when you arrive and then head back the following Saturday morning (3/14). Leaving Saturday morning gives us a little more time to get back and deal with any possible winter weather.
Since this is a multi-sport trip, the more people and cars going the more flexibility we will have once there. Think of it as an extended NRGE trip! However, it will differ in the respect that day trips will not be organized by trip leaders, but by you and your follow adventurers, granted you/the group has enough experience to do it safely. Basically, each day you’ll wake up stoked out of your mind to charge down some sweet trail or crush a splitter crack, you’ll find others juiced to do the same, and then go do it! Rinse and repeat!
Due to the nature of the trip, everyone who comes should be fairly experienced at the sports they wish to participate in. Essentially, you should be an intermediate or advanced climber, biker, or whatever as defined by the club (e.i. you have gone on an intermediate mountain biking trip or what have you and been comfortable on it). Please don’t feel like you have to be an expert at everything, though. I just want it to be an enjoyable and safe trip for everyone!
We’ll be staying at a group site in Canyonlands or Arches National Park, depending on availability. We’ll purchase food as a group to make things simpler and cheaper. There’ll be an assortment of common breakfast and lunch foods for people to eat at will (be mature and courteous about it). For dinner we’ll have big group meals.
You’ve probably been wondering how much all this is going to cost. The short answer is $200. Which is insanely cheap for a trip like this! If it doesn’t sound like a steal, the good news is that’s the highest foreseen cost of the trip per person. If the total cost ends up being less, I’ll refund you the difference.
I understand you probably have tons of questions, so please email me and ask away. With that being said, please limit your initial questions to those that you need answered in order to decide whether or not to come on this awesome adventure that you will regret not coming on! I will spend out future emails to just the attendees with further details and planning info.
I will waitlist everyone until I have found other drivers (definitely get priority). After that, I will collect a $50 deposit, which is what secures your spot on the trip.