Mountain Bike Rentals - at Ruby's Inn
See the Bryce Canyon area on the seat of a mountain bike! Bikes may be rented for 1/2 day or full day. Call for details -- (435) 834-5232 or 1-866-866-6616 - Ask for the Bryce Canyon American Car Care Center.
Hoping for a wilderness adventure without the crowds? Mountain biking is another way to enjoy the surrounding countryside. While there is no off-road biking allowed within Bryce Canyon National Park itself, there are several area trails that offer a secluded view of the hoodoos and red rock that make this part of the county famous. Trails range from easy to challenging.
Trails in the Dave's Hollow area start right at Ruby's Inn. Other nearby areas are Casto Canyon in Red Canyon, trails around Tropic Reservoir, Pine Lake/ Powell Point, and Kodachrome Basin. Trail maps and information, as well as mountain bike rentals are available at Best Western Ruby's Inn. Bicycles are permitted along paved roads only inside Bryce Canyon National Park. Rent one or more mountain bike's and venture out on a vast number of great roads and single track trails in the Bryce Canyon area. Bike rental is based on first come first serve basis. With advance notice we will prepare a box lunch for you and your group. This is a great way to see the back-country.
Bryce Canyon area trails include:
Casto Canyon Trail: Explore beautiful Red Canyon on a mountain bike! This 5.5 mile one-way ride or 14.4 mile loop ride winds through a canyon filled with spectacular red rock views. The ride passes through incredible red rock formations and retraces trails taken by the notorious outlaw Butch Cassidy. Discover the hidden secrets of Red Canyon and the solitude of the Wild West in the Dixie National Forest. Ride east along Hwy 12 to the recently completed 5 mile paved Red Canyon Bicycle Trail that parallels Scenic Highway 12 back to the top of Red Canyon.
Losee Canyon Trail: This 2.9 mile trail is packed red rock formations and can lead experienced bikers to several different mountain biking adventures. The Losee Canyon Trail connects to Cassidy Trail as well as Casto Canyon to the north or Red Canyon to the south.
Red Canyon Trail: This is a 5-mile paved trail that follows Scenic Highway 12 past the hoodoos and red rock of Red Canyon.
Thunder Mountain Trail: This 7.8 mile mountain trail offers the best of two scenic worlds. The upper section of the trail winds through a large ponderosa pine forest while the lower portion of the trail features spectacular red rock country.
Cassidy Trail: Step back in time and follow the same 8.9-mile trail as Butch Cassidy and his wild bunch. This trail winds through scenic red rocks and majestic ponderosa pines. Locals claim that they have even found the famed Butch Cassidy hideout along this trail.
For additional information on Mountain Biking trails in the Bryce Canyon area, be sure to visit www.utah-trails.com. There are many other locations throughout the area that offer superb mountain biking trails. Including the plateaus of Aquarius and Powell Point and the scenic wonder of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.
For a break from the desert trails, visit near-by Bryan Head Ski and Summer Resort. This area offers several trails through lush pine forests as well as beautiful meadows and streams. Bryan Head Resort is located only 49-short miles from the Bryce Canyon area. The Dixie National Forest also offers a break from the heat on its pine tree and wild flower filled trails.
Please keep to the designated trails and roads in all of these scenic places and remember that bicycles are permitted only along paved roads inside Bryce Canyon National Park.