Mountain Biking

If hitting the dirt over pavement is more your style, we’ve still got you covered.

Cedar Wash Loop: 20 miles roundtrip, fairly level

To Get There:
From Escalante, ride east on Hwy 12 to Hole-In-The-Rock Road and follow signs to Cedar Was Road. This road will lead you on a loop back into town.
What You’ll See:
Views of the Straight Cliffs and access (short hikes) to two natural areas.

Fifty-Mile Bench: 27 miles roundtrip, elevation gain of 2,300 ft.

To Get There:
Begin at Hole-In-The-Rock Road at Willow Tank, 34.2 miles South of Hwy 12. This route heads up Willow Tank Slide to Fifty-Mile Bench, along the bench and descends sooner side to Hole-In-The-Rock Road. Return North to Willow Tank. This route follows the Straight Cliffs high above the desert floor.
What You’ll See:
Views of the Escalante River Canyons, Henry Mountains and Glen Canyon Country.

Wolverine/Circle Cliffs Loop: 43 miles roundtrip, fairly level

To Get There:
This tour leaves Burr Trail 19 miles east of Boulder. Ride South on the Wolverine Canyon Road, which loops back to the Burr Trail after 29 miles. Complete the loop by riding west on the Burr trail for 14 miles.
What You’ll See:
Spectacular views of the Circle Cliffs, the Wolverine Petrified Wood Natural Area, Little Death Hollow, historic uranium mines and good camp sites.

Thunder Mountain: 14 miles roundtrip, moderate to challenging

To Get There:
This route can be done a couple of ways. Park at the lower trailhead and take a shuttle to the top of Coyote Hollow. Proceed to ride the dirt road to the Thunder trailhead (you can drive there as well). To add an extended warm-up climb of nearly 5 miles, ride the Red Canyon Trail (paved) to the top then back down. For the extreme option, ride the trail in reverse and really get those quad muscles shaking!
What You’ll See:
Considered a favorite ride by many, this trail is located just outside Bryce Canyon National Park. Get to play along switchbacks while scoring killer views of Thunder Mountain. The trail is primarily hard pack, but do be prepared for some sections of loose, steep, switchbackery madness! Not much in the way of steep drops so no need to get super gnarly on your ride. The technical sections are rather short leaving this trail manageable for most folks.

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