What Should I pack?
We provide a packing list but it is pretty simple. You need to have your personal things and whatever you would normally need on a day ride. The only exception is that you should have some extra bike parts and the skill to do some field repairs if necessary. Tubes, chains, zip ties and tire boots are a necessity. Watch the video below on packing for your trip for more details and tips.
What’s the best time of year to go?
The Dominguez Trip is great anytime during the season (June 1 to October 1). Both of the huts are above 8400 feet and the temperatures are always pretty nice. Mid June and Mid September are probably the golden dates. The Tabeguache Trip uses the same two huts as the Dominguez Trip but the third hut is down around 5400 feet and it can get pretty hot down there during July and August. Unless you are used to temps in the 90’s, that trip should be done in June or September.
How many people do I need in my group or what is the most that can fit in a hut?
We accommodate groups as small as two and as large as eight. If you only have two in your group you might end up sharing the hut with some new friends we can introduce you to. If you bring eight we suggest that you are all good friends because it is a little tight!
Are the trails clearly marked?
For the most part the trails are well marked but there are a few tricky spots. We spend as much time as needed to review the directions and get you comfortable with them at the pre-trip orientation.
Should I bring a GPS?
It is really nice to have but isn’t required. Just inquire when we confirm your booking!
Do I need to be an expert mountain biker or backcountry expert to do this trip?
No. If you are in shape and have spent some time riding on intermediate plus level single track you should be fine. As long as you are comfortable venturing out on your own, you do not need to be Bear Gryllis.
What kind of food do you provide?
Standard BBQ fare for dinner (brats, burgers, chicken) along with fresh veggies, fruit, lunch meat, cereals, oatmeal, eggs, sausage, tortillas, snacks, chips and a whole lot more. You should be covered for meals except for lunch on your first day. All the food is at the huts so you just need enough energy to get you to the first hut.
What if someone in our group gets sick or hurt before the trip and we can’t make our date?
We will reschedule either this year or next year but we will not give a cash refund.