Top three reasons to go mountain biking in Zion National Park
Ride some of the finest trails in the Desert Southwest
Experience Zion National Park’s stunning red rock formations
Appropriate routes for both beginners and expert riders
While off-road cycling within Zion National Park may not be allowed, the park’s periphery hides some of Utah’s best singletrack and double-track trails. The 229-mile national park has over 300 days of clear skies a year, making it a perfect weekend destination in pretty much any season. The trail network here is broad and developed, with stunning options for newbies and seasoned riders alike. The winding trails provide phenomenal views of Zion’s signature sandstone canyons and cliffs, monumental plateaus, and the Virgin River and its tributaries. The desert landscape is occasionally broken up by springs and waterfalls, resulting in colorful and lush hanging gardens, as well as perfect photo opportunities. In Zion National Park, the scenery may draw you in, but the world-class trails will win you over!
Las Vegas, NV, is 2,5 hours away from Zion National Park
Beginner to advanced
Choose how you spend your day
Half-Day Zion Hike & Bike Tour
Head to the stunning Zion Canyon for 3-4 hours of riding, hiking, and taking in the panoramic views of Utah’s winding canyons, distant mountains, and red rock cliffs. Enjoy riding Zion National Park’s scenic roads, occasionally stopping to hike or simply enjoying the views. A seasoned local guide will help you pick and choose the trails according to your experience and abilities to make sure you get the best out of your trip!
Full-Day Zion Hike & Bike Tour
Experience the best of Southern Utah’s scenic trails in a completely novel way with this 8-hour hybrid hike and bike tour of Zion National Park! Explore multiple areas of the scenic Zion canyon, like Pa’rus and Scenic Drive, both on your bicycle and on foot! Whether you’re a beginner or an all-terrain expert, your experienced local guide will help you find a trail just for you!
Meet your guide
Zion Guide Hub
We booked a half-day hike and bike tour with ZGH. Mark was our tour guide and we cannot say enough amazing things about him. This was our first trip to Zion and Mark made sure that we saw as much as the park possible in our time frame. The hike we went on was perfect. Mark was so knowledgeable of the area and the trail, we definitely felt safe and informed the whole trip. For the biking tour, Mark was super helpful with teaching me how to change the gears to make the ride easier and stopping when we needed to take a break. Mark showed us beautiful spots within the park and gave us amazing restaurant recommendations in the town. Mark was more than willing to take pictures of us and also show us really great photo opportunity spots while on our hike. We will definitely be rebooking with Mark for another tour.
When I called to ask about tours, they said that the hike/bike tour is the best way to see the park. They were not kidding. All 8 of us felt this was the best tour ever. Not being bikers, we got used to the E-bikes quickly. They were easy to ride and it took very little effort. AJ and Mark did a great job as guides!
Mark was an incredible tour guide. His experience and expertise really showed the entire time. I even got a flat tire and he had it repaired in 10 minutes. He was always open to what we wanted to do and had great recommendations and options throughout the day. The bikes were in great condition. We did the hike and bike tour that was offered through our under the canvas reservation. Highly recommend the company and Mark!
We had the perfect day with Josh. Biking, hiking the Narrows and enjoying a bag lunch – everything was just great. We had fun while learning from Josh a ton about Zion. Would definitely recommend.
Things to know
Covid measures in Zion 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, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Zion National Park, Utah, please refer to Utah’s official COVID-19 update website and Zion National Park’s current conditions.
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
- Standard hybrid or static road-ready pedal bike and helmet
- Transportation of bikes (and riders as needed) to the trailhead and back
- Lunch on full-days
The option to upgrade to a pedal-assist E-mountain bike is available for $25.
What’s not included:
- Transportation to Springdale
- Lunch on half-days (a lunch pack including a sandwich, chips, cookie, and a drink is available for $14 per person)
How fit do I need to be?
You will need to be able to hike and bike between three and eight hours, depending on the itinerary you choose. After booking, your guide will determine the group’s skill level and capabilities and cater the day to your specific abilities. Keep in mind, opting for the full-day option means more hikes and more biking, which is strenuous even if you stay on beginner-level trails.
What if I’ve never hiked and 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:
- These tours are not private. For the group tours, the usual guest to guide ratio is 4:1.
- 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.
Hiking and biking tours in Zion 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 4 are able to go on trips with a legal guardian. 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 Zion National Park, most people fly into Las Vegas McCarran International Airport 2.5 hours away from the park. From there, you can rent a car and take a 2.5-3 hour drive to Springdale, Utah. Alternatively, you can take a bus to St. George, UT, and take a shuttle or cab to Springdale.
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 in Springdale or a predetermined location.