Blindfold Trails, Secret Slickrock
Yes, we offer secret trails and slickrock freeride areas around Moab. We even hold permit for most of them. Areas that do not allow commerical access are ridden by private invitation only free of charge. Areas that we hold commercial permit for are kept secret through agreements and blindfolds.
Dreamride holds the sole commercial permit for all legal trails, roads and a good amount of open freeride areas in the southeastern corner of Utah. The classic trails of Moab are the blunt tip of a paradise for mountain bike purists, people who enjoy the challenge of technical and varied terrain impossible to navigate without a very knowledgeable guide. These carefully held mountain bike delights deliver the thrill of being in as close to real wilderness as we dare provide. We evaluate each area and trail for the quality of the riding, impact on wildlife and complexity of logistics. This Stuff is for those who care to learn about how to treat it. These areas are "Limited Use." LImited Use means that we don't camp. We keep visitations to a minimum. Our groups are always no more than five including guide, but in some areas we reduce that size to three or four. We also carefully evaluate rider skills and awareness. If you don't want to work to get somewhere, then these places are not for you. There is sand, some distance, extreme ledges and loose rock. There is exposure to vertical heights and dangerous weather. Sometimes there are stretches of deserted dirt road to get to and through to The Stuff. Our job is to know and protect The Stuff.
To our jaded senses Moab's classic trails have become less rewarding due to overuse. Seeing a rider around every turn is not like seeing a deer or a badger. Good old nature-loving solitude is no longer common ground. There are just too damn many mountain bikers out here, especially on weekends during peak season months and special events. The herd instinct has taken over, and the herd is on Porcupine Rim Trail most of the time. Now, they call it Porcupine Rim Road. It used to be The Stuff.
Dreamride LLC holds permit to THOUSANDS of miles of southern Utah trails. Most of which are unknown or relatively unknown to the mountain biking pubic. Guiding on these trails is only available as part of the ELITE GUIDING UPGRADE.
The dot in the upper right hand of this photograph is Jerry Daniels, our Fruita, Colorado guide. Jerry is 6'7" tall. The ridge he is on is a lot taller. This is a small section of one of our newly added slickrock areas, a place that mountain bikers know nothing of. This is what we are talking about here. This slickrock formation is 50 miles long with countless freeform areas throughout its length. Where is it? We ain't gonna tell you.
THE REAL SECRET STUFF
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