Bikepacking the Grand Staircase Loop (Act I)
Last month, friends Chris and Rob set out to ride three separate bikepacking routes over eight days, the first being the Grand Staircase Loop in Utah. Watch their video recap here…
Good friends Chris and Rob took on a fun challenge the past Thanksgiving, travelling to Utah to tackle three separate bikepacking routes in just eight days. The first of their three-part video series follows the two to southern Utah to take on the Grand Staircase Loop, a 160-mile dirt road route that winds its way through the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Check it out below.
If you’re gonna be dumb, you better be tough.
Route Notes (by Chris Wilson)
Rob and I had a lot of fun doing this route! We chose to do it in three days and I’d say the route difficulty of a 6/10 feels about right. There are a lot of short punchy climbs on this ride. Doing it at the end of November meant for cold temperatures and short days.
Overall, I’d highly recommend the Grand Staircase loop. If you are a beginner, I’d definitely opt for stretching it out to a four-day ride, however. I also can’t imagine riding this area in the hotter months!
You can find more great videos from Chris over on his YouTube channel. Stay tuned for parts two and three of their bikepacking adventure soon!
Find Act II and III from this series below, as well as a few more related posts...
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