Ride type: Off-road Guided Tour
Ride difficulty: 3 out of 5 with
Ideal Rider Ability: Novice to Intermediate
Duration: 3 nights, 3 days of riding
Total distance: 300-350 miles
License and Age: Motorcycle license not required, minimum 18 years old
Price $1350 with own bike and $1840 with rental bike. If there are special needs, we are happy to discuss additional accommodations.
**see information below on the available rental bike damage coverage option**
Ride Dates for 2020
December 11-13 - room for 2-3 riders
Ride Dates for 2021
We offer the option to pay $15/day to cover up to $750 in damages to our bikes (labor and parts to repair). We understand that scratches happen, damages are considered broken, bent or inoperable. Any damages over $750 would be the rider's responsibility.
You will experience some of the greatest dirt biking in the Mojave Desert with endless single track and 2-track trails. We will make it as challenging or relaxing as you want it. You will thoroughly enjoy our fuel injected KTMs which are taken care of meticulously. We will ride super fun trails through the massive Mojave Desert and see some of the best views the desert has to offer.
1st Night: You can fly in to LAX where there is a convenient shuttle service that you will need to book ahead of your arrival date (Antelope Valley Airport Express). LAX is approximately 1.5-2 hours from Palmdale. You can also fly into Burbank or Ontario which are about 1 hour from Palmdale. However, there is no shuttle service and you can use a ride share service such as Uber or Lyft or you can rent a car which you can drop off in the Palmdale/Lancaster area. You will need to arrive that evening at the Best Western in Palmdale (600 W Palmdale Blvd, Palmdale, CA 93551) where a room has been reserved for you under your name.
Day 1: We will begin our day at approximately 6:00am where we will pick you up from the hotel and transport you to our property. If you have a rental car that you are keeping, it can be parked safely there. This is also where you will get outfitted for any gear you need and be able to see the bike you will be riding. We will leave the property at approximately 7:00am and get breakfast along the way as we are headed to a local ride area where we will begin our cross-country adventure. We will have snacks, energy chews, water, and other items to pack into your hydration pack. You will be riding for approximately 3 hours before the chase vehicle meets us for lunch in the desert. There we will do the 3 Rs (refuel, restock and relax) and make any necessary bike adjustments. After lunch, we will ride for another 2-3 hours (making the day approximately 100-120 miles) where we will arrive at the private Trona cabins for the night. At the cabins, you will have a hot shower, enjoy some alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, eat a delicious dinner and sit by the fire to tell stories of the day.
Day 2: You will wake up to a hot pot coffee and be having breakfast around by 7:30am. We will start riding anywhere between 8:00-9:00am and be on the bike for approximately 3-4 hours before we see the fully stocked chase vehicle. We will be riding up and over the Slate range and into the beautiful Panamint Valley. We will also be exploring the outer edges of Death Valley. For this ride, we have both a novice or intermediate loop depending on the rider experience and we can split the group if necessary with our sweep rider. Lunch is normally in the old ghost of Ballarat where we will do the 3 Rs. After lunch, we will head into the Argus Range for another 2-3 hours of riding and can follow that up with some epic single track near the Trona cabins. We will ride approximately 80-100 miles on this day. You will again be treated to another relaxing and enjoyable evening by the fire at the Trona cabins.
Day 3: This day starts similar to Day 2 except that we will need to pack and load all of our belongs into the chase vehicle. We will headed back towards the El Paso Mountains and be riding for approximately 2.5-3 hours where we will meet up with the chase vehicle for lunch. Then after lunch, we will head into the El Pasos for some epic two-track trails where your day will end around 2:00-3:00 pm with approximately 80-90 miles under our belt for that day. Then we will get out of our gear, load everything up in the trailer and the chase vehicle will take us back to our property in Palmdale where we will say our sad good-byes to our new moto friends. We should arrive at our property at approximately 4:00-5:00pm. From there you can use Uber or Lyft services to take you to your airport (or a rental car if you have one). You should assume a minimum of 2 hours to arrive at LAX and 1 hour to arrive at Burbank or Ontario airports.
Come join us for this epic adventure that will make memories of a lifetime!
Each of our adventures are based around a novice to intermediate rider ability (scale: beginner, novice, intermediate, expert). We can arrange SOME rides for beginners, but we need to discuss the specific rider ability to ensure we create a safe and fun experience.
Don't let the daily mileage worry you, we can also arrange rides with less daily or overall mileage as needed for your group. We are very flexible.
Safety is extremely important to Coyote Trail Adventures. Our guides have GPS navigation and satellite phones along with being trained in First-Aid response.
We are 100% committed to ensuring that all you have to focus on is enjoying your ride on the bike! We take care of all the details to make your trip as epic as it can be! We even typically have the items that people might forget to bring. We have a tremendous amount of experience with helping riders with fatigue and first-aid issues such as blisters.
We have personally been on many moto adventures with other tour companies and we find that an ideal group size is between 4-8 riders which helps to keep the group riding at a pleasurable pace. Though, we can accomodate larger groups if needed.
For all our rides, we can also arrange pre or post-ride lodging in Palmdale for $140 double occupancy (cost for 2 people).
We have the CA required liability insurance on all of our bikes which covers our renters and we are permitted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Feel free to call us and we can explain various options to get exactly what you are looking for.
For those who fly into LAX, there is a shuttle service that you can call to book: http://antelopeexpress.com/shuttle
Here are the requirements we have if you want to bring your own bike: