We hit Utah every year via Denver, Crestted Butte, Gunison, Futia, then Moab. Southern Moab, St.George and Hurricane is our March destination via Las Vegas.
You need a full size pickup truck for maximum flexibility.
I usually rent from Enterprise or Hertz. Roughly $800.00 for 10 days.
I suggest you buy a tailgate pad and bring 2x bed straps so you can secure the bikes for rough roads. I have a Dakine tailgate pad that goes in my Thule bike box (round trip pro XT). This is the best way to,protect bikes and the truck.
4 bike boxes with 4 pieces of luggage max per pickup. If you have soft sided bike boxes (like EVOC) then you can pack them inside each other to make space and drive between locations with 4 bikes on the tailgate, luggage in the bed and some inside. Once you are at the rental you stash your bike boxes and luggage. Never leave bikes on the truck at night. Someone stays with the bikes for grocery stops. For restaurant stops, park where you can see the bikes at all times.
I also suggest that when you reach your first destination, you hit a WalMart and buy telescoping camp chairs, a bike washing bucket, rags, soap and brushes, coffee travel mugs and food and beverages. Walmart are often open 24hrs.
Make sure you have a travel SIM card for your phone. You can get a big data plan online for about $60.00. You want data for gps maps, and emergency calls.
I can suggest lots of trails, but you’ll find them online too.
My hit list:
Created Butte - Gunnison - Fruita - Moab - Hurricane - St.George
403 + 401
Zippity Doo Da
Porcupine Rim (all of it)
Mag 7 (Goldbar Rim and Portal even if you have to walk down)
Captain Ahab (full loop once, second loop on hallway access)
Hurricane Rim loop
Zen plus Barrel Roll to Bearclaw Poppy
Suicidal Tendencies + Barrel Trail
Reach out if you need more info for anything.
Can you find the riders in the pics below?