27 miles
Distance
2,293 ft
Climb
-8,839 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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2 Reviews & Comments

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flag ryanridestallbikes (May 20, 2018 at 3:07)
 Brilliant!
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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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Trails in Route

Details

  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • 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 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -6,546 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,986 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,531 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,986 ft
  • Grade
    -4.621%
  • Grade max
    -59.238%
  • Grade min
    42.517%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    19 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 5 (9 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Rob's Day Dream
Rob's Day Dream
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Jul 19, 2018
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Rob's Day Dream
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Jul 17, 2018
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Whole Enchilada
Jun 30, 2018 @ 7:55am
Jun 30, 2018
Big aspen tree down across the trail. It's about 1.5 miles down from burro pass. It comes up quick at about handlebar height and you can't go over or under it (Unless you're Danny Macaskill) - Watch out.
Kokopelli
Jun 23, 2018 @ 5:48pm
Jun 23, 2018
Burro Pass
Jun 6, 2018 @ 9:34am
Jun 6, 2018
Couple of snow patches, good to ride
Porcupine Rim
May 12, 2018 @ 8:43am
May 12, 2018
Classic as ever
UPS
May 12, 2018 @ 8:43am
May 12, 2018
Classic as ever
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