Mountain Bike Rentals – at Ruby’s Inn
Type of Bike Hourly Half-day All-day
Specialized Hardtail $10 $25 $40
Specialized Full Suspension $20 $55 $75
2 Day rentals can be kept over night
Late returns will be charged hourly rate
Bike rental is based on first come first serve
Mountain Bike Shuttle Service: The shuttle will take your mountain bike to the local trail heads. $10 per bike with a $40 minimum.
Riders must provide own transportation to the trail head.
Call Bryce Canyon Car Care Center for mountain bike rentals, bike shuttle service, maps and trail information (435) 834-5232. Online maps available at http://www.rubysinnatvtrails.com/maps-of-atv-trails-in-bryce-canyon.html. These maps can be used for mountain biking, hiking, and ATV riding.
Trails in the Dave’s Hollow area start right at Ruby’s Inn in Bryce Canyon City. Other nearby areas are Casto Canyon in Red Canyon, trails around Tropic Reservoir, Pine Lake/ Powell Point, and Kodachrome Basin. Bicycles are permitted along the paved bike trail and paved roads inside Bryce Canyon National Park. 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 Premier Bike Trail
Red Canyon to Bryce Canyon Bike Trail:
This paved trail starts at the West entrance of Red Canyon on Scenic Highway 12, running for more than 6 miles past hoodoos and red rock formations along Scenic Highway 12 to the top of the canyon. Rest area at the top of Red Canyon has restrooms and large parking area. This is also the connecting point for the Thunder Mountain Trail. This popular mountain bike trail parallels highway 12 back to the bottom of Red Canyon, making a great looping connection. The paved trail continues East for another 14 miles along Highway 12 across the Paunsagant Plateau, turning South on Highway 63, continuing through Bryce Canyon City & Ruby’s Inn, and Connecting to the new Bryce Canyon Multi use path. This new trail begins next to the Bryce Canyon Shuttle Parking and connects to Bryce Canyon National Park. While in Bryce Canyon National Park, the trail runs past the Visitor Center, Sunrise Point, Bryce Canyon Lodge, Sunset Point, and ends at Inspiration Point.
Visitor services are available at Ruby’s Inn, The Bryce Canyon Visitors Center, and the Bryce Canyon Lodge. Bike Rentals are available at the Sinclair Station in Bryce Canyon City. Bikes are also permitted on the Bryce Canyon Shuttle, allowing an easier alternative to the uphill ride into the Park.
The bike path from the Shuttle Parking is also groomed for cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter season.
Difficulty: Easy, Intermediate
Length: 20 miles
Red Canyon West Trail Head Elevation: 7,093 feet
Bryce Canyon NP Trail Head Elevation: 8,156 feet
Elevation Change: 1,117 feet
Usage: Bike, Hike, Run, XC Ski, Snowshoeing
Bryce Canyon area trails include:
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. Hard, Intermediate. Click here for more trail information!
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. Intermediate. Click here for more trail information!
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. Intermediate. Click here for more trail information!
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.
Please keep to the designated trails and roads in all of these scenic places and remember that bicycles are permitted only along paved bike trail and paved roads inside Bryce Canyon National Park.