RIDING TYPE | ●︎ Introductory
TRIP DURATION | 5-Days
SEASON | July – August
The Black Hills rise several thousand feet above the prairie. Their deep blue lakes and rugged rock formations were sacred to the Western Sioux, as well as the Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Arapaho. It was Colonel Custer himself who discovered gold in the Black Hills in 1874 which quickly led to the Battle of the Little Big Horn. The best way to learn about this historic and fascinating place is to bike the Mickelson Trail, a converted rail trail that runs through the heart of the Black Hills. The surface of the trial is crushed stone and the route uses tunnels, trestles, and bridges to curve through mountain meadows and ponderosa pines on the way to visit both Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial.
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Mickelson Trail Through the Black Hills
PRICE | $1,495 pp
Private Departures Available
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Whether your trip includes: riding
the Rainbow Rim Trail; enjoying breathtaking views of the
Grand Canyon; leading your
friends on the White Rim Road in Canyonlands; or ripping down.
We base our itineraries around the trails that we love to ride, but also around great camp locations. We love to find the perfect place next to rivers or lakes , or by vistas
and sunset spots.
BIKE TRIP TESTIMONIALS
The guides made the trip totally beyond awesome. They were fun, the food was WAY better than I expected, the rides could be were tailored, guiding was superb, trails were a blast, our campsite was sweet. I have zero complaints.
“Warmth, humor, seriously good people skills,professionalism, competence. They execute their very serious responsibilities with confidence-inspiring grace.”
“Very accommodating of me being vegan, very cheerful and nice.”
“I was tired at the end of each day and to have everything taken care of as far as dinner and cleanup, it was so nice to have that not be my issue. The guides were amazing, simply amazing….the food was always excellent, their personalities are different but blended with everyone perfectly!”
“I had been to Canyonlands two years prior so knew scenery was outstanding but it takes on even more magnificence when seen from seat of bike. The guides were awesome and supportive. Food was better than in most restaurants and more than you could eat.”
The food was fantastic! I didn’t expect such meals. The guides were so friendly, helpful, and entertaining. They really worked well together. Also, they made sure that everyone in their various skill levels enjoyed the rides and that there was enough for everyone.
“Great salads at lunch, a lot of variety, they guides had food specially prepared for those of us with food issues. Plus, they set up our chairs in the best spots!”
“This was our 3rd trip with Western Spirit, so we knew what to expect from the guides and the support they’d provide. The trip itself was spectacular – the scenery was unbeatable and the weather was perfect.”
“The trip was one of the most incredible experiences of my life… the scenery, the views, the guides, and the food! I loved how great the meals were!!! The guides were unbelievable cooks! After biking all day, to be able to sit down and eat a great meal & drink a beer …man, it was great!”
“I was worried riding and camping with a group… could I keep up?… would I “fit in”? I was able to keep up and push myself and was challenged by the terrain, I loved it! The group was great I had nothing to worry about, everyone was friendly and supportive.”
Great salads at lunch, a lot of variety, they guides had food specially prepared for those of us with food issues. Plus, they set up our chairs in the best spots!
Your guides are your ambassadors, they are fun, energetic and very knowledgeable. I would not do anything different.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been on any organized event and this one was simply amazing. My skill and fitness level were not up to those as others in the group but never once did I feel intimidated…”
“Normally I do self supported but having someone else make excellent food makes me want to do it again”
“To begin with the landscape and scenery was majestic and awesome. The guides were all instrumental in enhancing the experience with their knowledge, skills, and out of the goodness of their character.”
“Food was WAY better than I expected. I like to eat healthy and was worried about “camping food.” The guides prepared amazing food. The trip was a blast in general with gorgeous scenery and good campsites. Guides were very friendly, patient and helpful”
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