In the Tushar Mountains near Beaver, shuttles at Elk Meadows allow bikers to explore the resort’s vast terrain.
The scenic sprawl of southwestern Utah provides some of the state’s most rewarding rides. On a popular 23-mile stretch of state hwy 14, the road winds through pine and aspen forests to the red rock amphitheaters of Cedar Breaks National Monument.
Brian Head is a year-round resort with lifts that access several mountain trails. A shuttle service takes cyclists to other trail areas on the resort property.
Road cycling is a wonderful way to see Zion National Park. The three-and-a-half mile Pa’rus Trail is a paved ride winding along the Virgin River in Zion Canyon. Guided bike tours are offered both in the park and on BLM land south of the park. Electric bikes, tandem bikes, mountain bikes, children’s bikes, and helmets for all ages, can be rented in Springdale just south of Zion Canyon.
Bicyclists may also be used on the paved, scenic roads in Bryce Canyon National Park.
For red rock biking enthusiasts, Capitol Reef National Park, the Burr Trail, and The Maze District of Canyonlands National Park are popular. Some areas require advanced planning, and may be more enjoyable with a guide. For rides near Capitol Reef, bike tours and rentals are available in Torrey.
The Color Country Travel Region (800-233-8824) can provide more information on this area.