Utah Mountain Biking: Grand Staircase

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Mountain Biking

The Grand Staircase Escalante is a unique and stunning topographical feature embedded in the Colorado River Basin in Utah. The breathtaking feature was designated as a National Monument by President Clinton in1996. The area is a favorite tourist destination especially for adventure lovers and those who cannot live without mountain biking. Read More

If you are one for mountain biking, then the Grand Staircase is just right for you. Apart from mountain biking, you can also engage in other adventure sports in the area such as hiking, camping and horseback trips. So all adventure lovers – go ahead and book your trip from the tourist centers in the area. There are small private inns, which also offer adventure sports options.

Mountain biking along the rugged single trails is a favorite sport for skilled bikers. This is an excellent way of exploring the hidden lakes, lofty plateaus, forests with myriad forms of rare flora and fauna, small brooks and imposing barren cliff. The picturesque valleys and cliffs are strikingly unique in their formations that have been curved by wind millions of years back. You might also come across some extremely rare birds. Are you one for dinosaurs? Because in certain routes, you are almost sure to come across fossils of some of these ancient creatures.

As a mountain biker, you can select from many trails. There are some tracks, which demand a lot of skill and physical stamina. Some of these are embellished with scenic delights, which lure bikers to take these routes rather than follow the other easier tracks. Ride atop the highest plateau to enjoy the panoramic delights of valley. Or visit the John Wesley Powell's look out point.