icon-cycle

CYCLING FAQ

IS RIDING BIKES ALLOWED IN ZION NATIONAL PARK?

A. YES. Bicycling is permitted on all park roadways and on the Pa’rus Trail. All other park trails, off-trail routes, and the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel are closed to bikes.Your best option is the Pa’rus Trail (1.75 mile one-way paved trail) which starts north of the visitor center. The Pa’rus trail connects you onto the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. You can then ride another 6 miles all the way up Zion Canyon to the Temple of Sinawava. It’s one of the best ways to experience Zion Canyon and avoid the canyon shuttles. Take a picnic, park your bike and hike a trail, or just enjoy the scenery as very few get to do—on a bike! If you get tired of biking, each shuttle has a rack for at least two bicycles.

Bikes may be rented at Zion Outfitter (located right before the park entrance on the west side of
the bridge).

Looking to ditch the shuttle bus?
Consider renting an e-bike*

Would you like to head up Zion Canyon in a different method than taking the shuttle? Try renting an e-bike and see the canyon with unobstructed views.With an e-bike you may skip the park shuttle and avoid parking hassles. Enjoy a casual, stress-free day among the towering cliffs of Zion. E-bikes may be rented from the Zion Adventure Company in town. Zion Adventure Company claims: “with pedal-assist, you can bike the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive to the Temple of Sinawava in half the time it takes to ride the shuttle.”

*What’s an e-bike? An electric bike is simply a bike with a small electric motor to aid you in pedaling. It feels like a regular bike, only much easier. When you pedal, the motor gives you a boost—you control how much. It makes for much easier uphill climbs.