On Saturday I got the chance to go ride The Whole Enchilada, which is a series of trails in Moab UT. Starting up in the LaSalle Mountains, connect Burro Pass, Hazard County, Upper Porcupine Singletrack, Lower Porcupine Singletrack and the Porcupine Rim Trail and you’ve done the Whole Enchilada. It is a tough day of riding but very much worth the effort.
Because you start out around 11,000 feet and descend into the slickrock and sandy desert playground of Moab you pass through several ecosystems and types of terrain. You start out in lush mountain fields and Aspen forests…
..and end up in a rocky war of skill and strength with the earth.
Along the way you can also find yourself ripping along just a few feet from a shear cliff…just try not to think about it!
The Whole Enchilada is not a ride you get to do everyday and so when the chance comes, you take it. Moab is only an hour and half from my house so I did it as a 14 hour day trip so it made for a pretty long day, although you can get a shuttle service to take you up for around $25. Check out Kyle Mears with Acme Shuttle, he’s the man with the van plan in Moab.
Here’s some other pics from the trip, enjoy!