Three cyclists are ridding in a line down a paved road. There are large red rocks behind them and some shrubs to their side.
Biking along the scenic drive.

NPS/Neal Herbert


Where can I ride?

Inside the Park

You can ride your bike or e-bike on all paved and unpaved roads in the park. You may not ride your bike on trails or anywhere off a road.

The Salt Valley and Willow Springs dirt roads are less traveled than the paved roads, but they are more suited to mountain bikes due to washboards, deep sand, and other obstacles.

You can pay your entrance fee at the entrance station or at the fee station on the visitor center patio. Read more about fees and passes.

You may experience long lines at the entrance station during busy seasons. Read more about traffic and travel tips.

Outside the Park

There are many options for riding bikes outside the park. Moab is surrounded by mountain biking trails of every difficulty level. Popular road rides abound, as well. A paved bike path connects Moab with the entrance to Arches, and continues along US 191 to UT 313 (which leads to Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park).

The Moab Area Travel Council website has additional information about mountain biking or road biking outside the park.

Your Safety

  • Consider coming early in the morning when there isn't as much traffic.
  • There are no bike lanes or paved shoulders.
  • Some of the narrowest road sections are along the switchbacks above the visitor center. You can skip this section by driving with your bikes to La Sal Mountains Viewpoint, where there is usually adequate parking.
  • You must ride single file with the flow of traffic.
  • You should expect large buses and RVs on the road.
  • Signs warn drivers to keep a minimum of three feet from all cyclists, but you should remain alert to passing vehicles.

Last updated: June 5, 2021

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