You can rent a bike from the town of Springdale, UT, right near the park entrance. Bike rentals are anywhere from $40/day to $95/day for e-bike rentals.
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.
- 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.
There are bicycle racks at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and each shuttle stop along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. The bike rental shops can provide you with bike locks if you need.
The Pa'rus Trail is a 3.4 mile out-and-back trail that runs along the Virgin River between the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and the Canyon Junction. It is a paved trail shared with pedestrians and leashed pets. This is one of the most popular biking trails in park.