April 19, 2021
Utah Gets New Hut-To-Hut Trail for Mountain Bikers
From the top of Brian Head, at over 11,000 feet, to the town of Escalante, the Aquarius Trail hut system winds 190 miles through some of Southwestern Utah’s coolest, most striking landscapes. The ride skirts Bryce Canyon National Park, Dixie National Forest, Escalante National Monument, and of course, the Aquarius Plateau, as it winds about 6,000 feet down from Brian Head.
There are five huts stationed along the way, repurposed shipping containers that have grills, stocked kitchens with freezers, showers, beds, hammocks, electric bike chargers, and they can even accept beer deliveries.
The riding includes technical singletrack, old jeep trails, and a bit of gravel riding, with epic views, lakes, and did we mention the beer deliveries at the huts?
You can book the hut system for 5 nights, or fewer, starting at $899 per person. If you want a guided trip, you can do that too, through Escape Adventures, for $1,800 per person.
We haven’t done this trip yet, the hut system is brand new, but it looks fun and we know the scenery is spectacular.
Photos: Escape Adventures