If you plan on bringing a bicycle, be aware that in Arizona, bicycles are subject to the same traffic rules as automobiles.
Bicycles are prohibited
Bicycles are permitted
Scenic Hermit Road follows the canyon rim for 7 miles (11 km) and is one of the best places in the park for cycling. Most of the year, private vehicles restrictions eliminate most traffic.
On Hermit Road, bicyclists should pull to the right shoulder and dismount when large buses are attempting to pass. Never hang onto a shuttle bus while riding.
The Hermit Road Greenway Trail segment, between The Abyss and Hermits Rest, provides a bicycle path away from the road and, in places, along the rim of Grand Canyon.
Hermit Road Greenway Trail (2008)
Bicycle Rentals & Guided Tours on the South Rim
are provided by by Bright Angel Bicycles and are located near the Visitor Center.
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This Greenway is 6.5 miles (10.5 km) in length from the gateway community of Tusayan, AZ to Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim Visitor Center. This is a high altitude workout with a 500ft (152m) elevation gain. Note: paving of the entire trail was completed during the summer of 2016.