Bikepacking The White Rim (Act II – Grandeur)

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The second video from Chris and Rob’s recent 10-day Utah bikepacking series comes from the White Rim route in Canyonlands National Park. Watch it here along with a gallery of Chris’ photos and thoughts on the route…

Back in November, filmmaker Chris Wilson and his good friend Rob traveled to Utah with the goal of tackling three bikepacking routes in just 10 days. The second of their three-part video series follows the duo to southern Utah to ride the White Rim, a 97-mile desert dirt road bikepacking route within the spectacular Canyonlands National Park. Check out the video below, then scroll down for a reflection from Chris and a handful of photos.

“Doing this alone, I felt like I was let in on the most incredible secret. The problem was, I could just never properly share it…”

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Bikepacking White Rim, by Chris Wilson

Reflection (by Chris Wilson)

I went on my first real solo adventure in 2016, and the crown jewel was bikepacking the White Rim. I had an incredible time on the trip and it turned out to be a transformative one. I proved to myself I could go on adventures alone.

Since then, I have gone on a lot of incredible solo adventures. However, at times it feels like there is a piece missing because it isn’t a shared experience. You know that feeling you have when you experience something amazing, but you could never properly share it… people wouldn’t get it unless they experienced it too. So, on this road trip with my friend Rob, I was excited to share this unique and impossibly stunning landscape with him.

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  • Bikepacking White Rim, by Chris Wilson
The White Rim is a classic desert dirt road bikepacking route within the spectacular Canyonlands National Park. While popular amongst supported cycle tour groups, jeeps, and motos, this beautiful loop explores the remote vistas and amazing terrain that Canyonlands has to offer. Full route guide here.

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Find Act I from this series below, as well as a few more videos by Chris...

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