When Two Wheels Are All You Need
Bicyclists are welcome to ride at Lake Mead National Recreation Area on park roads and on routes designated for bicycle use. Approved backcountry roads are designated routes and are marked with a yellow arrow sign with a number on it.
Bike Friendly Trails
E-bikes are allowed everywhere traditional bicycles are allowed in Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This includes all park roads currently open to motor vehicles. This policy enhances fun and healthy recreational opportunities for visitors to our national parks and supports active transportation options.
Safety information and Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the Electric Bicycles in National Parks website. Some roads are better for cycling than others. Check at the Lake Mead Visitor Center for recommendations and road conditions.
Bicycles are subject to the Entrance Fee Requirements at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. A daily pass (valid for 1-7 days) for individuals can be purchased for $15 from entrance stations located throughout the park, or at the Park Headquarters lobby front desk in Boulder City, Nevada. Annual Passes can also be used for bicycles. Please keep your pass with you as you ride through the park. For more information on Entrance Fees in the park, please visit our Fees and Passes page.
If you plan to ride at the park, please be aware of the rules in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulation, as the following are prohibited:
Also, please use extreme caution when bicycling on park roads as some areas have low visibility, no shoulder and are steep with windy turns. Please stay on the roads so our fragile desert soils stay protected.
It is always a good idea to carry plenty of water, cycle with a friend, and let someone know your itinerary.
Last updated: May 9, 2023