Bicycles combine the quietude, scenery, and fresh air of hiking with the speed, ease, and thrill of faster motor-powered sports. Whether riding paved roads, single track, or slickrock, area bike trips harness the power of your hearts and legs to explore the depths of the high desert, providing breathtaking 360-degree views the entire time. Cycling enthusiasts from all over the world have enjoyed Zion’s bike routes for decades, making places like Gooseberry Mesa, the Kolob Terrace Road, and the Zion Canyon Scenic Road famous amongst serious and casual riders alike.
Mountain biking in the areas bordering Zion National Park offer a tremendous variety of terrain, difficulty, and scenery. Beginning riders can choose from a variety of trails with little to no elevation gain, offering small challenges to make rides fun and engaging for both kids and adults. For more experienced bikers, heart-thumping single track rides provide opportunities for amazing scenic passages up, down, and through the raw, wild desert of the area formations. Technically advanced riders often seek the challenging slickrock obstacles of Gooseberry Mesa, where bikers throughout the country come to test their mettle on problems ranging from highly technical to clinically insane. Whatever your abilities or interests, it is easy to find a great ride or two to excite your appetite for rolling adventures on the thrilling mesas and cliffs of this amazing area.
Tours from the Zion Adventure Company travel on front- and full-suspension Trek mountain bikes from Freddy’s Zion Cycles in Springdale. All of their bike trips have half- or full-day options… browse the intineraries to find the adventure that best fits your schedule and desires!
If you’re wanting a more self guided experience you can also rent your bikes direct from Zion Cycles but you will need to use your own transportation, having either 4×4 or all-wheel-drive is recommended for getting to most mountain biking trail heads.
Road biking in Zion is irresistible fun. Low-traffic roadways, reasonable temperatures, and unbelievable 360-degree viewscapes make Zion a year-round cycling paradise. Bikes are arguably the best way to see Zion, providing the convenience and speed of car travel without the hassles of parking, traffic, and obstructed views. Choose from either of the Zion Adventure Company biking itineraries: Zion Canyon Scenic Bike & Hike, for the famous sights Zion is known for, or Kolob Terrace Scenic Downhill Ride, where you’ll enjoy a longer cruise through some of the rarely visited, but incredibly dramatic, alpine vistas of our desert wonderland.
Again, if you want a more self guided experience the great staff at Zion Cycles can set you up with half-day, full-day, and multi-day rental options.
For more information about biking in Zion National Park and surrounding areas please click on the links below or ask any of front desk staff if you have any questions or concerns.