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.
Local Trail AssociationMoab Trail Mix
Trails in Route
Difficulty ratingBlack Diamond
Bike typeAM, XC
More Stats for The Whole Enchilada - Moab, Utah mountain bike route
Altitude change-6,546 ft
Altitude min3,986 ft
Altitude start10,531 ft
Altitude end3,986 ft
Distance climb6 miles
Distance down19 miles
Distance flat1 miles
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Recent Trail Reports Along Route
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