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Double Down Bike Shop

Double Down Bike Shop

Rider owned Moab mountain biking shop

FROM$30 per day
5.0
Based on 257 reviews

Rider owned shop that rents the highest quality Kona, Revel, Canfield Bikes, Niner and Kona E-Bikes!read more

Bighorn Bike Rental – Bar M Trailhead

Bighorn Bike Rental – Bar M Trailhead

No transport required - Trailhead Mountain Bike Rentals

FROM$50 per day
5.0
Based on 83 reviews

Bighorn Mountain Biking provides Moab riders with the most convenient way to rent mountain bikes by having locations right at the two most popular Moab trailheads for beginner and intermediate riders. Choose from a Marin hardtail or full suspension with easy pickup at Moab Brand (Bar M) trailhead or Dead Horse State Park! They provide personalized service, route recommendations and terrain and bike safety tips to ensure your Moab biking adventure is absolutely unforgettable. read more

Bighorn MTB Rentals – Dead Horse State Park

Bighorn MTB Rentals – Dead Horse State Park

Mountain bike rentals at Dead Horse State Park

FROM$50 per day
5.0
Based on 83 reviews

Bighorn Mountain Biking provides Moab riders with the most convenient way to rent mountain bikes at Dead Horse State Park. Choose from a Marin hardtail or full suspension with easy pickup at the trailhead! They provide personalized service, route recommendations and terrain and bike safety tips to ensure your Moab biking adventure is absolutely unforgettable. read more

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Rim Cyclery
4.3
Based on 108 reviews

Rim Cyclery is Moab's oldest mountain bike shop, located right downtown Moab. Rent premium Scott brand mountain, cruiser, road and electric bikes for adults and kids. This family owned bike shop is a local and world-wide favorite for all of your Moab mountain biking needs. read more

Moab Cyclery

Moab Cyclery

Mountain Bike Rentals

FROM$60 per day

Moab Cyclery is a mountain bike shop centrally located on Main Street in Moab which specializes in mountain bike rentals, tours, and shuttles. They offer a lineup of standard, mid-range, premium and pedal assist mountain bikes from Specialized, Santa Cruz and Juliana.read more

Type of Bike to Rent in Moab

Shuttle rides: Rent an All-Mountain/Enduro style bike.

All-around mountain biking: rent a trail bike. You’ll be able to climb the ups but still have enough bike for the downs.

Taking the bike path or exploring the city: We recommend an E-cruiser bike so you can cover lots of miles and see all that the area has to offer.

Exploring the paved backroads: Visit Rim Cyclery or Chile Bikes to rent a performance road bike

Electric bike rentals Moab: You can rent an electric bike for either road, paved path or mountain biking (limited in where you can go)

Check with your bike shop if you have questions before you visit, it can be hard to swap out for another bike when you’re already at the shop.

Best Moab Mountain Bike Trails (Intermediate)

NAVAJO ROCKS LOOP

The Navajo Rocks loop trail system is an easy 25-minute (20 mile) drive from Moab – you head north on highway 191 and turn West on highway 313.  The popular loop combines 5 incredible trails for 17.4 miles of flowy singletrack with lots of short climbs and descents but nothing too intense.  As you ride, you will hug a huge mesa on Big Mesa trail, ride slickrock domes on Ramblin, hit some rock gardens on Rocky Tops, shred the downhill on Coney Island and pedal exposed slickrock on the Big Lonely.

The loop is a figure 8 shape, making it easy to cut it short and ride only half if you are crunched on time or energy.  The entire 17 miles are one of our favorite intermediate trails in Moab, since it includes lots of flowy singletrack with some technical sections dispersed throughout, which are easily walkable for beginners and a nice challenge for intermediate riders.  The scenery can’t be beat – you will be surrounded by the famous Moab red rock for much of the ride.   Don’t forget to bring tons of water, you will need more than you think!

KLONDIKE BLUFFS: DINO FLOW & ALASKA TRAIL

The Klondike Bluffs trailhead north of town on highway 191 has something for everyone – from beginner to expert.  Our favorite intermediate trails at this trail system are Dino Flow and Alaska trails.  We spent a week camped at the BLM nearby and were able to ride every trail, and they are all pretty fantastic, but these two specifically shouldn’t be missed.

Dino Flow provides a great warmup with no long climbs or descents – just a fast, flowy 5.4-mile  singletrack that snakes between boulders with several slickrock sections.  It is a ton of fun in either direction.  We rode the Alaska trail uphill, which was a fun little workout, but may be even more fun downhill for those looking for speed.  There are some flowy sections with big boulders thrown in to remind you that you are in Moab, but the scenery was some of the best we’ve encountered anywhere.  When you get to the top of Alaska, you ride along a ridge with incredible views for miles across the remote northern side of Arches National Park that many don’t see.  To finish the loop, take Mega Steps (intermediate/advanced) or Baby Steps (beginner/intermediate) back down.

AMASA BACK: HYMASA TRAIL

The Amasa Back trails are some of the closest trails to town (rideable by bike) and what HyMasa trail lacks in distance (1.8 miles one way), it makes up for in views.  Intermediate riders can ride Lower HyMasa, part of Cliff Hanger (advanced trail but easily walkable if needed), and then HyMasa for a 2.5 mile ride, and then turn around and ride it back for a whole new view.  More advanced riders can make it a loop by connecting HyMasa to Captain Ahab – a rocky, technical trail that will challenge most riders.  The views of the surrounding Kane Creek area are spectacular – high red rock walls and buttes with the La Sal Mountains peeking out from behind.

MOAB BRAND TRAILS: NORTH 40 & CIRCLE O

Moab Brand trails is a relatively newer trail system in Moab, and is one of the closest to town, just 11 miles north on highway 191.  Also called Bar M trails, the system features about 40 miles of singletrack for all levels of riders.  Most trails are flowy with little climbing but lots of fantastic slickrock riding.

There are mostly beginner and intermediate trails here, with one 3-mile advanced trail, Deadmans (a fun trail with several rocky sections that can be easily walked if needed). North 40 is a great intermediate loop that takes you through quintessential Moab terrain – some rocky areas and short punchy hills with just enough technical sections to get you warmed up.   It’s a blast ridden either way.   Circle O trail brings you to quite different terrain – out onto the slickrock where you follow the painted line on the rock while taking in views of Arches National Park in the distance.

PORCUPINE RIM (OR THE WHOLE ENCHILADA)

We would be remiss if we didn’t include Porcupine Rim in our list, although it is more of a challenge than the other rides on the list.  Porcupine Rim trail is the last section of the Whole Enchilada – an epic, 34-mile ride that starts high up in the La Sal Mountains at 11K feet, and descends almost 8K feet to the Colorado River.  The entire Whole Enchilada trail is best to ride late in summer or early fall when most of the snow at the top has melted, whereas the 14-mile Porcupine Rim trail can be ridden most of the year.  Most people shuttle to the top, and there are several shuttle companies in town to choose from.

This must-ride trail in Moab is mostly downhill and can typically be ridden in an hour or two, but taking in the stunning views of the Castle Valley can extend the ride.  Parts of the trail are doubletrack, and parts are fast, rockin’ downhill with technical rock gardens along the way.  This backcountry ride starts in the pinon pines and descends down many broken slickrock sections (we recommend renting a full suspension bike for this ride!) to several overlooks that allow 360 degree views across the sandstone landscape.  From there the trail turns to tight, twisty singletrack with techy rock sections scattered throughout and glimpses of the Colorado River far below. You finish the ride at the river near Grandstaff Trailhead, and can take the paved path back into town.

GETTING TO MOAB

The closest major airport to Moab is Salt Lake City, which is 236 miles, or about a 4 hour drive.  Grand Junction, Colorado also has a regional airport, and is about 1 hour 45 minutes from Moab.  Other major cities in the vicinity include Las Vegas (6.5 hours) and Denver (5.5 hours).

MOAB MOUNTAIN BIKE RENTALS, TOURS & LESSONS 

TripOutside features the absolute best outfitters for Moab mountain biking rentals, as well as bike tours and shuttles. Whether you’re looking for slickrock riding or taking on the Whole Enchilada, our outfitters are all four-star rated or above, and are some of the most experienced bike shops in the state of Utah. We take the guesswork out of booking a Moab mountain bike trip – all of our outfitters provide top notch service and safety. 

When to Visit Moab for Biking

Moab can get busy during the summer – and HOT.  For the best temperatures and fewer crowds, visit during non-summer months.  The best biking weather is in October and March/April.   If you do end up in Moab in the summer, make sure you wake up early to ride, and are off the trails by noon when the temperatures soar.

Moab Bike Rental Discounts

Most shops offer multi-day discounts. So you’re better off renting from 1 shop for multiple days.

  • What is the best time to go biking in Moab?

    The best biking in Moab is in spring and fall, and winter can be pretty great too. Summer gets very hot, so if you are planning to bike in Moab in summer, then make sure to go early in the morning to beat the heat. Winter can be a great time of year to bike in Moab, just avoid the day after any precipitation - the mud can be intense!
  • What makes biking in Moab special?

    Moab is world-renowned for biking - both road and mountain biking. First of all, the red rock scenery is spectacular, no matter where you go! The purpose-built mountain bike trails are nothing like you will find anywhere else because of the way they have been built in, around, and over the remarkable rocky Moab rocky landscapes.
  • Where can I ride E-bikes in Moab?

    Electric bikes are allowed on all paved paths and motorized trails in Moab. There are a lot of great on-road, paved path, and dirt road options to explore Moab on an e-bike! Non-motorized singletrack trails that are designated non-motorized do not allow e-bikes.
  • Where can you ride an electric mountain bike in Moab?

    Deadhorse state park Slick Rock Trail The Bar M Loop/jeep road (not the singletrack) Sovereign trail system And on any jeep trail in the area! Anything a motorcycle can go on, an e-bike can go on!
  • What trails can you ride out of town on an e-bike and not need a shuttle?

    The best option for riding out of town and getting in a bike ride without needing a shuttle or transportation would be the Slickrock trail or the Bar M jeep road. You will have enough power to ride to the trails, ride the trails and ride back to town.
  • What is the best way to transport rental bikes in Moab?

    Truck bed campers are the best option, you can rent a tailgate pad and throw up to 4 bikes on the back of the truck. 2 inch hitch receivers are the most compatible to rent bike racks in Moab. Most Moab bike rental shops also rent either stand-up bike racks or the Northshore style bikes that can hold up to 2 or 4 bikes.
  • What is the best way to get sized for a Moab bike rental?

    Most shops will allow you to select your bike size. We recommend checking the sizing from the brand for the exact model to confirm which size is recommended by the brand. A best practice is to include your height and inseam measurements when you submit a booking in the comments section. Getting fit on the right size bike is the most important factor for enjoying your bike ride.
  • What do I need to know about a Moab bike rental to avoid extra charges?

    The most important thing that you can do is get damage protection, but make sure that you know what the damage protection covers vs. does not cover. Most commonly, damages from transporting the bikes incorrectly. Make sure that you have a good way to transport the bikes or rent a bike rack that fits your vehicle from the local bike shops in Moab. Many times, bike shops will not cover scratches or damage to the forks and the shocks of the bikes. These are easy to avoid and can save you a lot of money.
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