Discover four spectacular bike rides on this self guided bike tour cycling Americas most beautiful highway, the Scenic Byway 12. A unique collection of features found nowhere else. What a journey!
Southern Utah's All-American Road: Scenic Byway 12 is a recognized scenic byway, and as part of the United States Bicycle Route System, it is also one of only 31 All-American Roads in the country.
This bicycle journey will take you through small towns, past stunning red rock formations, towering woods, two national parks and a national monument.
You need to expect high temperatures when pedaling across Utah's deserts in the summer, while cycling out of summer season is normally pleasant in Bryce Canyon National Park because the elevation is quite high - roughly 9,000 feet.
The Utah Scenic byway bike tour is a cycling experience that takes you on a self-guided bike tour of Utah's natural beauty. Follow the detailed daily itinerary and turn-by-turn navigation to explore Utah's best sites and attractions. Hear spoken and on-screen visual cues.
Average Daily Distance: 37 miles
Average Daily Elevation Gain: 2313 feet
Terrain: 100% paved roads
Recommended Bike Type: Road / EBike / Touring
Route Type: Point to Point (start and finish at different locations)
Best Months: June / July / August
- Explore Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and over Boulder Mountain to its conclusion near the entrance to Capitol Reef National Park.
- Discover Highway 12, one of the most scenic highways in America, period!
- Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views over miles of colorful slickrock and amazing old forests of subalpine fir and aspen. A collection of unique natural features you won’t find anywhere else.
Day 1 Panguitch to Bryce Canyon (32 mi)
This ride starts flat before gradually climbing gently until you reach Bryce Canyon National Park.
Day 2 Bryce Canyon to Escalante (52 mi)
Start the day off going downhill, climbing for some amazing views before coasting downhill again to the little town of Escalante.
Day 3 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Put your walking shoes on and visit the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument.
Day 4 Escalante to Boulder Town (27 mi)
This day's ride includes the biggest climb to 6500 feet to the remote ranching burg Boulder Town,