This information is taken from the National Park Service for the most accurate information from the source
Riding your bicycle on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is an enjoyable option that can help you skip the shuttle and experience a more intimate visit with the canyon. A few things to keep in mind:
- Shuttle buses are not allowed to pass moving bicycles. When a shuttle bus approaches, find a safe place to pull over and allow the bus to pass.
- Do not pass a moving bus.
- Always wear your helmet. Children under 18 years of age are required to wear helmets.
- Always ride on the right side of the road and in a single file.
- Be especially careful when biking through the Canyon Junction and Weeping Rock shuttle stops. Both areas have limited sight and narrow lanes.
- Each shuttle has a rack for two bicycles.
- The first 2 miles of the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive are a little steep, so take your time and pull off the road completely to stop if you need to. After the Court of the Patriarchs, the road levels out a bit.
- Consider riding in the early morning or evening when the shuttles are running less frequently. This will also help you avoid the hottest part of the day.
- If you put your bike on the shuttle bike rack and ride the shuttle to the Temple of Sinawava you can ride downhill most of the way back down the canyon. There is a significant southbound uphill grade between Weeping Rock and the Grotto.
- Always keep a close eye on children.
Some other tips for riding in Zion National Park:
- Bring plenty of water and snacks.
- Pack in pack out your trash for the snacks and any water bottles (use reusable bottles if possible).
- Ride within your ability, especially with pedal assist e-bikes. Get comfortable and familiar with a bike that you may have rented first before heading out on the road.
- Take turns carefully using hand signals to let your group and cars behind and in front know that you’re turning.