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Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument   |  James Glover

Road Cycling in National Parks & Monuments

For those who would rather see some of Utah’s most spectacular national parks and monuments from the seat of a bicycle rather than out a car window, road biking is a wonderful option. Admittance to parks is usually cheaper for cyclists, and being able to feel the wind on your face as you pedal through a park is a great way to ensure an intimate experience with the outdoors.

In Zion National Park, for example, private vehicles are not allowed on Zion Canyon Scenic Byway most of the year, but bicycles are — a perfect opportunity to tour a national park without the normal car traffic. 

Bike routes described here include Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef national parks, as well as Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Dinosaur National Monument. So bring your bike to Utah and get ready to enjoy some of the most scenic road biking in America.

The Mighty 5 Forever Mighty

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The Rides

A Note on Safety

General rules to follow when cycling in national parks and monuments include riding single file with the flow of traffic. Most of the time there are no designated bike lanes and road shoulders are often narrow, so please be alert for passing vehicles. It is strongly recommend that cyclists wear appropriate safety gear, including helmets and high visibility clothing.

3 Days

Cycling the Road to Mighty

Cycling the Road to Mighty might just be the ultimate Utah bike tour. 186 miles of riding includes thousands of feet of climbing and stunning scenery.

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