Even if you've never been here, you've seen Dead Horse Point. Dozens of commercials and numerous movies profile this area. Thelma and Louise launched their T-bird off the cliff here, Mission Impossible 2 showed Tom Cruise (or his stunt double) dangling precipitously above deep redrock canyons. For regular participants at the Skinny Tire Festival, you know this route as one of the “Festival Favorites”, with its breathtaking views, generous bike lane and almost no cars besides our support vehicles. Now let's experience it with the light of the silvery full moon.
Take in the sweet sage of the desert as you make your way to the Earth's edge overlooking the Colorado River two thousand feet below. Enjoy this fully supported 44 mile out-and-back ride by the light of the moon. After gaining 2700 feet in climbing elevation, enjoy some time at the Overlook for a light dinner, drinking in the ambiance and enjoying the view as the moon illuminates the night sky. If it is a clear night as it usually is in May, the moon will cast a silvery glow throughout the vastness of Canyonlands as you prepare for your descent. Yes..lights are required on your helmet or bike for the return ride.
Map and Elevation Profile of Moonshadows in Moab Ride