26.8 miles
Distance
2,339 ft
Climb
-8,885 ft
Descent
2.1 miles
High Point

Please respect trail closures and check in with the local shuttle companies to find out where they can drop you off given the conditions. You can easily damage the trails when they are wet or snow covered.

The Whole Enchilada is possibly one of the best mountain bike rides in the world. It is not always possible to do the entire ride depending on weather and snow conditions. You might start the ride from a variety of starting points depending on what you are looking for that day and where the local shuttle companies are dropping people off due to trail conditions. A common starting point is the route from Miners Basin which is a common shuttle drop in the early and late season due to snow and moisture on the trails, this starting point also is primarily downhill whereas the Whole Enchilada starting point has quite a bit of high altitude climbing.

This ride is long and quite challenging at times. Make sure that you bring lots of water and plenty of spare inner tubes. It is an accomplishment to do this ride without at least one flat tire in your group and don't be surprised if everyone has at least one flat even if you are running tubeless. The views are incredible and finishing down at the Colorado River hours later is pretty surreal. It is quite easy to ride along the road right back to your accommodation in Moab. If you do not think you will be up to a pedal home you can always plan ahead and leave a car at the bottom of the Porcupine Rim Trail.

We recommend using one of Moab's awesome shuttle companies for easy trail-head access.

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Moab Trail Mix
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Trails in Route

Geyser Pass Spur299 ft
Whole Enchilada1.3 miles
Burro Pass4.6 miles
Burro Pass Connector2,828 ft
Hazard Trail676 ft
Hazard County3.0 miles
Kokopelli1.8 miles
UPS4,472 ft
Upper Porcupine ST4,754 ft
Porcupine Overlook374 ft
UPS Lower1.1 miles
LPS Alt2,956 ft
LPS4,229 ft
Porcupine Rim11.1 miles

Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for The Whole Enchilada - Moab, Utah - RideSpots.com mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -6,546 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,985 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,531 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,985 ft
  • Grade
    -4.622%
  • Grade max
    -59.238%
  • Grade min
    42.517%
  • Distance climb
    6.1 miles
  • Distance down
    19.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.5 miles
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
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