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plus size tires Moab, Utah

The mountain bike industry wants to reinvent the wheel. What gives? Moab, Utah: Where mountain bike tires go to die. “The sandstone wreaks havoc on rubber,” says Chad Guyer of Poison Spider Bicycles in Moab, Utah. He should know. Since transplanting from the tacky dark and deciduous forest trails of northern Michigan, he’s gained…(Read More)

Our staff pick videos from some favorite adventures and what you should give them try : Hit the sand Sandboarding in Alamosa, Colorado, was one of the most unique experiences we had this year. It was also more of a workout than we anticipated. It’s like snowboarding, but more difficult. “The main difference here is…(Read More)

mountain biking Moab

Camp at Gold Bar Rim Campground 10 miles down Potash Road, and nab a spot on the Colorado River. Take a hike at dusk to the incomparable Corona and Bowtie Arch, using ancient Moki steps carved into the sandstone by ancestral Puebloans centuries ago. Back at camp watch the aerial acrobatics of little brown Myotis…(Read More)

Mountain biking Amasa Back

It’s called Amasa Back, and if you love to ride then you need to get out here, now. Moab, Utah, is fascinating for mountain bikers. The gritty trails, oceans of sandstone and the exceptional physiography make for some of the most astonishing riding experiences on earth. In short, this place is surreal. When it…(Read More)

Bluff, Utah

Far removed from the busy streets of more popular desert destinations, Bluff, Utah, is a charming rural town surrounded by beauty. Here’s what to do to get the most out of Bluff, from cultural history, natural landscapes to a good ol’ fashioned hearty meal. 1) River odyssey The magical San Juan River would likely…(Read More)

San Juan River

The San Juan River corridor: one of the most fascinating places in the Southwest. Born in the Rocky Mountains, it flows 383 miles through desert to the Colorado River. A time warp into the Colorado plateau, it slices through hundreds of millions of years of the earth’s history and leaves a rich cultural story…(Read More)

Floating down the San Juan River, a remote desert gem in southeastern Utah, is about as serene as can be. But that tranquility comes only after hefty dose of planning. Whether you’re a sandal-tanned seasoned boater or packing for your fist trip, here’s what to do so you’re…(Read More)

Floating for miles, making stops to explore side canyons, cooking meals among the coyote willows and basking in the early morning light: This is a trip on the San Juan River. The sounds of cliff swallows echoes between rising walls as the birds swoop above a glassy river. A mist slowly climbs off the river…(Read More)