Bryce Canyon Shared Use Path

Two cyclists ride along paved forested path
Both pedal-assist e-Bikes (motor of less than 750 W) and traditional bikes are welcome on the path

NPS Photo / Peter Densmore

Quick Facts
Runs 18 miles from Inspiration Point within the park to Red Canyon on the west side of the plateau
The park's only cycling path

Bicycle - Rack, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits

See the Park at Your Speed

The Shared-Use Path provides a scenic opportunity for pedestrians, leashed pets, cyclists, roller or in-line skaters, longboards, non-motorized scooters, wheelchairs, and cross-country skiers to access the park and surrounding areas.
This 18 mile (29 km) path connects the hoodoos of Red Canyon on the western edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau with Inspiration Point within the park and it generally follows SR-12 and UT-6.


This is a shared use pathway for non-motorized transportation. E-bikes with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts (1 h.p.) are also permitted. Please be considerate and watch out for each other.

Rules for Cyclists: cyclists pass on the left and announced presents when passing. Be careful of your speed especially on downgrades and curves bicyclists are allowed on this path and other paved surfaces within Bryce Canyon National Park use extreme caution on roadways shared with motorized vehicles within the park. Bicycles are not allowed on unpaved surfaces. Please park your bike and walked to scenic viewpoints near the path.

No horses on the path, no motorized vehicles on the path except for mobility purposes and pets must be leashed.
Read more about the Shared-use Path

A Typical Visit

Most park visitors will enjoy some portion of the 5 mile (8 km) section connecting Bryce Canyon City and the Shuttle Station to the park Visitor Center, Sunrise Point, Lodge, Sunset Point, and Inspiration Point.. If you want to enjoy a bicycle ride but didn't bring one, you might begin by renting a bicycle through a nearby vendor. Winter visitors might consider cross-country ski and snowshoe rental in Bryce Canyon City.
The path generally climbs in elevation from north to south (Shuttle Station to Inspiration Point), gaining 746 feet and descending 266 feet. For those looking to enjoy more downhill than up, the park shuttle runs from April to October and can accomodate 2 bicycles on its front rack. In this way, one could enjoy a shuttle ride to Inspiration Point and a mostly downhill 5-mile ride back to the shuttle station. Bike racks are located at all viewpoints, the Lodge, Visitor Center, and Shuttle Station.

Shuttle Station to Inspiration Point

  • From the Park Shuttle Station it is 2.4 miles (3.9 km) to the Visitor Center, ascending 336 feet and descending 97 feet.
  • From the Visitor Center it is 0.8 miles (1.3 km) to the Sunrise Point General Store, ascending 104 feet and descending 26 feet.
  • From Sunrise Point it is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) to Inspiration Point, climbing 343 feet and descending 168 feet.

Bryce Canyon National Park

Last updated: July 18, 2023