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13) Aquarius Trail Hut System – St. George, UT

(The Aquarius Trail Hut System was featured on this epic list! The full article is linked above)

Bike trail in Dixie National Forest

For a luxury “bikepacking” experience, we recommend the new Aquarius Trail Hut System near St. George, UT

This 190-mile route through Utah’s scenic backcountry, sometimes called the “color country,” spans Brian Head at more than 11,000 feet, and towns like Escalante at about 5,800 feet. 

There are other well-known landmarks along the way, including Powell Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Dixie National Forest, among many others. 

Both self-guided and guided tours are available for a fee, and riders can stay in huts made from repurposed shipping containers with amenities like showers, solar power for charging electronic devices, fully stocked kitchens, and bicycle repair tools and stands. 

Adam York is experienced with the trail system and helps publicize the area. “Riders enjoy single-track, challenging jeep tracks, dirt roads, hidden lakes, and spectacular vistas,” he says. 

“On the tour, guests ride to Brian Head Peak, down Proctor Canyon, and into the quaint little town of Hatch,” he continues, before meandering past the Tropic Reservoir and into Red Canyon, home of the infamous Thunder Mountain Trail and the Red Canyon Bike Path. 

“The route explores all the Dixie National Forest has to offer,” York says, “including a big climb up to the scenic Powell Point where John Wesley Powell surveyed Southern Utah. “Days average between 35 to 40 miles of riding and 3,500 feet of elevation gain,” he adds.  

Or instead, simply “stop in at one of the bike shops in town to get helpful tips and insider information,” Tucker recommends. 

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Different views, different crews 😎 This crew is posted up in front of some beautiful, vibrant hoodoos along the trail! Many sights to see 👀🏜

📸: Matt Murray
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Different views, different crews 😎 This crew is posted up in front of some beautiful, vibrant hoodoos along the trail! Many sights to see 👀🏜

📸: Matt Murray

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Our team member produced a fantastic video of our trip that could win an award at the Sundance Film Festival!

Taking care of business in the backcountry 😎
The huts in our system are meticulously cared for and restocked before and after your arrival by the best of the best. Very happy to have Mariah and Megan on our team! 🤘🚐
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Taking care of business in the backcountry 😎
The huts in our system are meticulously cared for and restocked before and after your arrival by the best of the best. Very happy to have Mariah and Megan on our team! 🤘🚐

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When guests return from their journey, they rave about how awesome these 2 are. Thanks for being a great team!!

We’re looking forward to next week. Thanks for keeping the Huts up.

Mariah provided the best customer experience when I was there.

New trucks?

Happy National Public Lands Day! 🌎🌄

Today, we are celebrating by taking in as much Utah beauty as possible! The hut system would not be possible without the public lands set aside in Utah’s backcountry. To show our appreciation, we always try to do our part to restore and preserve these lands. We hope you feel the same way! 💚

📸: Cheston Bogue
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Happy National Public Lands Day! 🌎🌄 

Today, we are celebrating by taking in as much Utah beauty as possible! The hut system would not be possible without the public lands set aside in Utah’s backcountry. To show our appreciation, we always try to do our part to restore and preserve these lands. We hope you feel the same way! 💚

📸: Cheston Bogue

Riding under this sky during the day ➕ stargazing this sky at night = the perfect day!! Lots of wishes to be made on these shooting stars, but luckily if you're out having an unforgettable backcountry adventure, one of your wishes has already come true! 😉

📸: Cheston Bogue
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Riding under this sky during the day ➕ stargazing this sky at night = the perfect day!! Lots of wishes to be made on these shooting stars, but luckily if youre out having an unforgettable backcountry adventure, one of your wishes has already come true! 😉

📸: Cheston Bogue

Can anyone guess where this gem of a spot is along the Aquarius Trail? 🤔

📸: Cheston Bogue
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Can anyone guess where this gem of a spot is along the Aquarius Trail? 🤔

📸: Cheston Bogue
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