May is nearly here and with it comes the onset of the tourist season at Dead Horse Point State Park. Park staff is looking forward to a great season of interpretive programs, school field trips, guided hikes, and the daily assortment of visitors from around the world. The abnormally warm and relatively snowless winter has paved the way for abundant outdoor activities this spring. Despite the fact that March retains a bit of chill in the air, it is an excellent time for both fat and skinny tire cyclists to get rolling.
The Intrepid Trail System at Dead Horse Point State Park offers enjoyable riding for novice mountain bikers and their seasoned counterparts. These trails offer a fun riding experience and astonishing views. Since its’ inception, the Intrepid Trail System has yielded a steady increase in use each season. The varied terrain of all three trails in the Intrepid Trail System are ideal for preparing any rider for the challenge of Moab’s more advanced trails. Many riders have already begun to take advantage of the trails and get a jump start on the riding season. March weather provides good riding conditions, enough daylight and lacks the extreme heat of summer.
Riding at Dead Horse Point isn’t limited to mountain bikers. Road cyclists choose Scenic Byway 313 for a challenging ride, ending with the breathtaking view from Dead Horse Point. The expansive views and rolling roads within the park make for an excellent ride. Many riders of the skinny tire crowd are gearing up for the 2012 Moab Skinny Tire Festival and on Saturday, March 10th, some event participants will set their sights on Dead Horse Point. This annual event brings cyclists to Dead Horse Point for a great day of riding.
Dead Horse Point proudly offers mountain biking and road cycling for all ability levels. This March is an excellent time to plan a day riding the Intrepid Trail System or Scenic Byway 313. Whatever the width of your tires, any day of riding ends best with an unforgettable sunset from the world famous view at Dead Horse Point State Park.