Bicycle use is permitted on paved park roads and parking areas open to the public. The following areas are closed to bicycle use: off-road, most park trails, and Old Hwy 180 in the Rainbow Forest area. Be careful along park roads-everyone is looking at the view!
Bicycle use is now allowed on the eastern section of Old Highway 180 from the intersection with the main park road and continuing eastward to the park boundary. Additionally, bicycle use is allowed on the wide paved section of the Long Logs trail from the gated entrance to the trail near the park road to the old trailhead loop area (approximately ½ mile long). Finally, the unpaved trail from the picnic area at Rainbow Forest to the base of the mesa (approximately one mile long) is open to bicycle use.
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