Moab Utah Art of Adventure Yoga and Mountain Biking Retreat October 2016

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When will I need to arrive and when do I leave?

Arrival Location: You will need to arrive by noon in the lobby of the Grand Junction Airport in Colorado.
Departure Location: At the end of your trip, you will be shuttled back to Grand Junction. The shuttle will depart Moab at 12:30pm and will arrive at the Grand Junction airport at 2:30pm. Please do not schedule a flight before 3:30pm. (There are 4pm, 5:15pm, and 7:10pm redeye Flight options from GJT to ORD – Chicago).

How do I get to Moab Utah if I fly?

You can either fly directly into Moab, or rent a car at the Grand Junction Airport (a 90 minute drive from Moab). If you plan on doing some site seeing on your free time, or if you plan on staying a day or two before or after our trip, then we suggest renting a car either way.

How do I get to Moab if I drive?

Moab is located 100 miles (about 90 minutes) west of Grand Junction. If you choose to drive to the trip start, we recommend taking the UT scenic byway 128, one of the most spectacular stretches of road in the States. To get there, take highway I-70 West from Grand Junction. After about 47 miles, take exit 212, turn left to go under the highway, and then turn right toward Cisco. After Cisco, about 8 miles down the road, turn left onto Hwy 128 west and enjoy the next 41 miles of scenery. The road ends at Hwy 191 where you turn left to drive the last 3 miles into the center of town.

Grand Junction & Fruita

Those wanting to get quickly in & out of the area before and after your adventure will likely want to stay in Grand Junction. If you have a rental car & time to explore the area, Fruita (10 miles west of Grand Junction & ranked as one of the top 20 cities in the US for cycling) has more character and makes a good home base for exploration. Grand Junction gets its name because it’s near where the Colorado (once called the Grand) River joins the Gunnison River. The Colorado River is responsible for carving out most of the local geography, and giving the valley its rich fruit-growing heritage—thus “Fruita.” To the east of the valley, the grand mesa rises to an elevation of over 10,000 feet. To the west is the uplift that holds the Colorado National Monument and the Black Ridge Wilderness study area. The High Plateau to the southwest is the Uncompahgre Plateau, which stands at over 9,000 feet high. The north edge of the valley is bordered entirely by the Book Cliffs. If you like deserts and/or challenging singletrack, and epic hikes then you’ll love this area.