Frozen Bikepacking: Riding the Peaks & Plateaus (video)

In Chris Wilson’s latest video, he and Rob headed back to Utah this past Thanksgiving for a two-week trip that included our Peaks and Plateaus route. They made it work, despite some uncharacteristically cold weather nipping at their heels. Watch the video about their trip here…

Chris Wilson and riding buddy Rob took off on another southwest adventure this past fall. However, upon arriving in Utah, they had to change their itinerary as much of the country was in the grips of a cold weather polar vortex. Ultimately, the two had a lot of fun on the Peaks and Plateaus route, despite the frigid temps. Watch the video Chris made below followed by a few stills and more about the route…

“I really enjoyed the section through Lockhart Basin, and I liked Steelbender (even though it was a lot of hike-a-bike).”

Chris Wilson Peaks and Plateaus video
  • Chris Wilson Peaks and Plateaus video
  • Chris Wilson Peaks and Plateaus video

Rob and Chris both rode hardtail mountain bikes with 120mm suspension forks and 2.6” tires front and rear. “In my opinion, this is the optimal bike for this route. Steelbender and Lockhart Basin have some chunky terrain, and the bigger tires and front suspension provide a more comfortable ride.”

Peaks and Plateaus Bikepacking Route, Utah

Peaks and Plateaus

Peaks and Plateaus is a diverse 3-4 day bikepacking loop in Utah that follows a scenic mix of dirt roads and tracks. It meanders between mesa tops, through valley bottoms, along sandstone canyons, and past snow-capped ranges that leave riders in awe of the regional geography. Find the full route guide here.



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