Top three reasons to go mountain biking in Bryce Canyon
Marvel at Bryce Canyon’s otherworldly hoodoos
Test your riding skills on the nearby forest roads and pioneer trails
Experience some of Utah’s most amazing single and double track rides
Bryce Canyon National Park and its routes offer some of the best red rock mountain biking trails in Utah. The peculiar mix of windows, slot canyons, and hoodoos created through years and years of erosion and frost-wedging, makes biking in Bryce Canyon feel like riding in mazes on an alien planet. The Canyon’s spectacular amphitheaters carved into chromatic limestone result in true one-of-a-kind rides. There are rides for everyone here—Dave’s Hollow is an easily accessible and relatively undemanding double-track through pine forests and meadows, Skunk & Badger is an intermediate loop ride through one-of-a-kind red rock formations, and Thunder Mountain is highly technical singletrack through some steep ridges, narrow hogs and with spectacular views of the park. You’re guaranteed to find a favorite ride here, and you’ll most likely be coming back for more!
Salt Lake City, UT, is 5 hours away from Bryce Canyon NP
Beginner to advanced
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A Customized Full-Day of Mountain Biking With a Guide
Bring your friends and family on an epic full-day adventure in Bryce Canyon with this 6-8 hour MTB tour! Experience some of Utah’s most amazing rides, such as the Thunder Mountain Trail and the Kodachrome Basin Full Loop. An experienced local guide will watch your back and make sure your ride goes by without a hitch. Both newbies and MTB masters are welcome here—there’s plenty of trails for any skill level!
Meet your guide
Zion Guide Hub
Our group consisted of 6 teens and two parents – with varying mt. bike skill levels. Our guides, Sonny and S.J. were very patient and accommodating. If you have teens, then you know how hard they can be to please – everyone in our group had a great time! I highly recommend going on a guided mountain bike tour.
This was by far our best excursion on our 10-day vacation through America’s beautiful Canyonlands. My wife and I along with our two boys mountain biked the Jem trail with Brian who was amazing. Met Brian in the morning, he fitted us to some amazing bikes, gave us some quick pointers and we were off to the trail. Biked for about 3,5 hours up the side of a mountain to an amazing mesa with stunning views. Brian kept us informed on what was coming up ahead and how to navigate the trails. He was great with my 21 and 19-year-old sons who wanted an extreme ride guided them on the trails and taking them to more difficult trails. He had bug spray, extra water for us when we ran low and salty peanuts for my son who was cramping towards the end. It was an awesome day!
Things to know
Covid measures in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, please refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park public health update and the official Utah COVID-19 updates website.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
- An experienced MTB guide with extensive local knowledge of the area
- Full day of biking
- Trek full-suspension MTB and helmet
- Transportation of bikes (and riders as needed) to the trailhead and back
The option to upgrade to a pedal-assist E-mountain bike is available for $55.
What’s not included:
For an additional fee of $550, a professional photographer will accompany you and snap action photos of you on your adventure. You’ll receive a minimum of 100 high-resolution images via email link the day following your activity. The gallery doubles as a print shop and will come with a pre-designed album with the option to easily purchase printed photos and have them delivered to your home in 5 days. You will also receive a video guide on how to share and download your images indefinitely. You’ll have tangible memories that last a lifetime!
How fit do I need to be?
You will need to be able to bike between six and eight hours. After booking, your guide will determine the group’s skill level and capabilities and cater the day to your specific abilities. Keep in mind, biking for a full day is strenuous even if you stay on beginner-level trails.
What if I’ve never mountain biked before?
As long as you pedal on two wheels, you can book this adventure. A guide will explain the different mountain bike techniques and body positions to get you feeling comfortable on the trail. You will progress at a level that is consistent with your comfort. Once you finally get the hang of trail riding, you will only want more!
What about required equipment?
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Wear comfortable riding or athletic clothing, preferably moisture-wicking or synthetic material
- Closed-toed or cycling-specific shoes
- Breathable outside layer or jacket
- Plenty of water, water bottle, or hydration bladder
- Daypack with snacks
- Biking gloves are optional but recommended
- Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- For this tour, the usual guest-to-guide ratio is 6:1.
- It takes a minimum of 2 people for this tour to run.
- Cost is per person and it doesn’t decrease as the group grows.
Mountain biking in Bryce Canyon can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- Children as young as 12 are able to go on trips with a legal guardian. That said, if you have a young rider strong enough to handle sustained climbs (either riding or walking their bike) of hundreds of feet, and rough terrain, then they may be able to participate on a case-by-case basis.
If your group has riders under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Getting there and meeting location
To get to Bryce Canyon National Park, most people fly into the McCarran International Airport in Paradise, Nevada. From there, you can rent a car and go for a 4,5-hour drive to Bryce Canyon. You can also take a local flight to Cedar City and drive there.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide shop or a predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.