Biking In And Around The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon boasts miles of beautiful paved road and gorgeous bicycle greenways along the rim. Hermit Road has one of America's most scenic bike paths. The seven-mile route goes along the Canyon's rim from South Rim Village to Hermits Rest.

Bicycles are subject to the same traffic rules as automobiles. Use extreme caution when riding on park roads! Shoulders are narrow and vehicle traffic is heavy. There are no designated biking lanes and always ride single file with the flow of traffic. Bicyclists share the road with vehicles and are encouraged to wear bright colors and a helmet. Bicyclists should pull to the right shoulder and dismount when large vehicles are attempting to pass.

Bicycles are prohibited inside the Grand Canyon (below the rim), and along any paved or unpaved portion of the Canyon Rim Trail. Bicycles are permitted on all paved and unpaved park roads.

To mountain bike near the Grand Canyon, you'll need to cross out of Grand Canyon National Park into the Kaibab National Forest, which borders the park on both rims.

Bicycle Rentals are available on the South Rim provided by by Bright Angel Bicycles which has a fleet of 75 rental bikes and are located near the Visitor Center. Bright Angel Bicycles is an authorized concessionaire of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

Bicycle rentals and guided bicycle tours are available between March 15 and October 31. (other times, when weather permits - check their website for current availability)

A coffee bar and café is also available with a "grab & go" menu targeted towards hikers, bikers and pedestrians. The Café is open year-round.

Bicyclist/backpacker campsites are available in the park's campgrounds for $6.00 per person, per night. No cars are allowed in these campsites. All park shuttle buses are equipped with 2-3 capacity bicycle racks mounted on the front of each bus.

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