27 miles
Distance
2,161 ft
Climb
-8,725 ft
Descent
2 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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6 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag ryanridestallbikes (May 20, 2018 at 3:07)
 Brilliant!
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  • + 1
flag Teamo (Jun 24, 2018 at 18:04)
 Such an amazing ride with so much to see along the way. The Landscape is constantly changing as you descend down the mountains and then along the Porcupine rim. Bring lots of water and food as it will be a long day well spent on your two wheeled steed. Second outing along this range, dropped off at Hazard County. Still a very epic day.
Note: bring at least 2 spare tubes and means to change the tire. There is only one way off the mountain and that is to keep going down!.
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  • + 1
flag SebastienR (Aug 31, 2018 at 22:18)
 Most amazing ride ever done so far... So many ecosystems. Beautiful scenery. A pleasure if we'll prepared.
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  • + 2
flag jeffnelson19784 (Jul 14, 2019 at 15:43)
 This is what definition of 'EPIC' ride is!
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  • + 0
flag FeliceRasca (Sep 23, 2019 at 19:52)
 Come on September 23rd, 2019. Eccellente wheater, trails very dry. Spectacular views and superlative ride to be done at least once in your biker life. Reasonably difficult with few spots to walk. Physically demanding but not extreme. Take It easy and stay away from the rims (whenever possibile).
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  • + 0
flag Rwhite0425 (Oct 7, 2019 at 11:49)
 This is a real epic route with every thing in it. Beautiful poplar tree trails, loose rock drops, slickrock sections, porcupine rim views and a wheezing high altitude climb thru Burro Pass (not terribly exciting but your heart and lungs sure noticed)
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  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for The Whole Enchilada - Moab, Utah mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -6,564 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,985 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,549 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,985 ft
  • Grade
    -4.592%
  • Grade max
    -69.451%
  • Grade min
    37.63%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    20 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 5 (14 votes)

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      Trail transparency
      The Whole Enchilada
      The Whole Enchilada
      16:29 | 341 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Sep 5, 2018
      Rock Drop
      Rock Drop
      0:10 | 17 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Oct 18, 2019
      Rock drop on Porcupine Rim trail as part of the Whole Enchilada.
      Whole Enchilada GoPro
      Whole Enchilada GoPro
      1:28 | 41 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Oct 11, 2019
      The annual Whole Enchilada run, cleaning all the features. #snotch

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      LPS Alt
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      LPS
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      Oct 1, 2019 @ 9:26am
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