Moab Biking: Arches National Park

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Biking & Bike Tours

Whether you hire a guide or buy your own map, bike touring is a great way for you and your family to experience the scenic beauty of Arches National Park. Read More

 

  • Biking in Arches is only allowed on designated roads. 
  • The Scenic Drive is a popular 22 mile road biking route.
  • Willow Springs Road is an 18 mile round trip beginning at Utah 191.
  • The Windows Section is 12 miles from the Visitors Center.
  • Klondike Bluffs is 10.7 miles one way.

 

Biking Arches National Park 

Overview
No single track bike paths exist within Arches National Park, but bikers can still use vehicle friendly roadways to tour past the sandstone monoliths that make the region famous.

Where to go Biking
While riding in Arches, remember to stay on the roads, ride in single file, and stick to the edge of your lane. There is no shoulder or bike lane and traffic is often heavy and moving fast.

  • The Scenic Drive
    Cruise 18 miles from Arches National Park Visitor’s Center to the Devil’s Garden Campground. Pass by Park Avenue and Courthouse Tower, or park your bike for a 1 mile hike to take photos of Balanced Rock and Double Arch from The Windows.
  • Willow Springs Road
    Turn your cruiser into a mountain bike on this route beginning at Utah 191. Ride 9 miles up Willow Springs Road to end at Balanced Rock or make it a 2.5 hour round trip.
  • Klondike Bluffs Road
    10.7 miles one way, this is a relatively easy route for mountain bikers or 4 wheel drive vehicles, but be prepared to hike the last mile to view the magnificent Klondike Bluffs and Marching Man Pillars. 
  • Salt Valley Road
    Located in the north end of Arches, this road is sometimes impassable or temporarily closed during wet weather. Watch for washboards and deep sand.

Guided Tours & Rentals
While Arches National Park does have some roadways that are accessible by bike, Moab, Utah, just five miles away, has world class trails and guided tours that are fun for the whole family and for bikers of all levels.

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