Orogenesis

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The Western Wildlands Route

 

Region: Idaho, Montana, Utah, Arizona

Season: Summer to Early Fall

Miles: 2,700  |  Elevation: 120,000′

Days Out: 40-65  |  Tire Size: ≥ 2.2”

Difficulty: 5/10 Physical   |  4.5/10 Technical

 

The Western Wildlands Route is a non-technical expedition, immersing riders in vast expanses of wild and public lands in the Intermountain West.

The Pony Express

 

Region: Missouri to California

Season: Spring to Early Fall

Miles: 2,208   |   Elevation: 80,000′

Days Out: 30-55   |   Tire Size: ≥2”

Difficulty: 4/10 Physical   |   4/10 Technical

 

The Pony Express Route follows the famed mail trail from smoother riding in the East to rugged and remote riding in the West, tracing Indigenous and settler history along the way.

The Northwoods Route

 

Region: Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin

Season: Late Spring to Early Fall

Miles: 630   |   Elevation: 2,200′

Days Out: 9-12   |   Tire Size: ≥ 1.75”

Difficulty: 4.5/10 Physical   |   4/10 Technical

 

The Northwoods Route circumnavigates the west end of Lake Superior following gravel roads, smooth two-tracks, and rail trails, through thick forests, along countless lakes, and to Isle Royale National Park.

The Bears Ears Loops

 

Region: Central Utah

Season: Late Spring or Early Fall

Miles: 647   |   Elevation: 47,000′

Days Out: 9-14   |   Tire Size: ≥ 2.3”

Difficulty: 6/10 Physical   |   4.5/10 Technical

 

The Bears Ears Loops immerses bikepackers in the magnificent, immense, complex and threatened landscape in and around Bears Ears National Monument.

The Chihuahuan Connector

 

Region: Arizona and New Mexico

Season: Spring or Fall

Miles: 283   |   Elevation: 11,800′ / 13,800′

Days Out: 4-6   |   Tire Size: ≥ 2”

Difficulty: 4.5/10 Physical   |  4/10 Technical

 

The Chihuahuan Connector links the WWR near Tombstone, AZ to the GDMBR near Hachita, AZ across broad valleys, tall mountains, and rolling grasslands, past Chiricahua National Monument and the desert oasis of Cave Creek.

The Mogollon Connector

 

Region: Arizona and New Mexico

Season: Late Spring to Fall

Miles: 356   |   Elevation: 25,800′ / 22,500′

Days Out: 5-7   |   Tire Size: ≥ 2”

Difficulty: 6/10 Physical   |  5.5/10 Technical

 

The Mogollon Connector links the WWR near Forest Lakes, AZ to the GDMBR near Truth or Consequences, NM. It traverses the ponderosa pines of Arizona’s high country, across volcanic fields, past the White Mountains, and through the Blue River Canyon.

The TransRockies Connector

 

Region: Utah and Colorado

Season: Summer to Early Fall

Miles: 947   |   Elevation: 76,100′ / 77,000′

Days Out: 14-22   |   Tire Size: ≥ 2.3”

Difficulty: 6/10 Physical   |  5/10 Technical

 

The TransRockies Connector links the WWR near Salt Lake City to the GDMBR at Salida, CO across the Wasatch Plateau, the red rock canyons of the Colorado Plateau, the MTB meccas of Moab and Crested Butte, and the majestic Rocky Mountains.

The Teton Connector

 

Region: Utah and Colorado

Season: Summer to Early Fall

Miles: 156   |   Elevation: 13,000′ / 12,000′

Days Out: 14-22   |   Tire Size: ≥ 2”

Difficulty: 5/10 Physical   |  4/10 Technical

 

The Teton Connector links the WWR near Blackfoot, ID to the GDMBR at Flagg Ranch, WYvia the Snake River Plain, the idyllic Teton Valley, and the rough Big Hole Mountains.⁠

The Bitterroot Connector

 

Region: Western Montana

Season: Summer to Early Fall

Miles: 128   |   Elevation: 7,000′ / 8,800′

Days Out: 2-3   |   Tire Size: ≥1.5”

Difficulty: 5/10 Physical   |   4/10 Technical

 

The Bitterroot Connector links the WWR near Darby, MT to the GDMBR near Wise River, MT by way of stunning Sapphire Mountains, Georgetown Lake, and the small mining town of Anaconda.⁠

The Lolo Connector

 

Region: Western Montana

Season: Summer to Early Fall

Miles: 143   |   Elevation: 11,000′ / 13,000′

Days Out: 2-3   |   Tire Size: ≥2″

Difficulty: 4/10 Physical   |   3.5/10 Technical

 

The Lolo Connector links the WWR near Superior, MT to the GDMBR near Seeley Lake, MT on quiet forest roads, climbing above the Clark Fork River to the rugged, scenic Rattlesnake Mountains.

Craters and Cinder Cones

 

Region: Central Arizona

Season: Late Spring or Fall

Miles: 184   |   Elevation: 12,000′

Days Out: 3+   |   Tire Size: ≥ 2.3”

Difficulty: 4.5/10 Physical   |   3.5/10 Technical

 

Craters and Cindercones follows quiet dirt roads and two-tracks through woodlands and grasslands among 800+ extinct volcanoes, from small cinder cones to the towering San Francisco Peaks.

The Colorado 14ers Loop

 

Region: Central Colorado

Season: Summer to Early Fall

Miles: 192-285   |   Elevation: 28,500′-50,000′

Days Out: 4-9+   |   Tire Size: ≥ 2.3”

Physical Difficulty: 6/10 – 10/10

Technical Difficulty: 6/10 – 10/10

 

The Colorado 14ers Loop meanders among the towering peaks on a single-track rich route with the option to adventure up some of the summits along the way, by bike or by foot.

The Plateau Passage

 

Region: Nevada, Utah, Colorado

Season: Summer to Early Fall

Miles: 1,218   |   Elevation: 120,000’

Days Out: 30+   |   Tire Size: ≥ 2.3”

Difficulty: 6.5/10 Physical   |   6.5/10 Technical

 

The Plateau Passage traverses the Colorado Plateau from the edge of the Mojave Desert to the colorful peaks of the San Juan Mountains following remote 4×4 and gravel roads and backcountry singletrack.

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