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The Best Biking Trails in Southern Utah

Sometimes the best trails are the ones off the beaten path and best explored on two wheels. Southern Utah offers an amazing nature buffet of pathways, terrain, and road to cruise and explore to your heart’s content.

Beginners to experienced riders of all ages will find recreational fun around every bend. If you’re staying at Zennest or planning a trip to the area, make sure to check out the following trails and if you need a bike, we have included information about that too! 4

Where to ride

Lichen It, Cedar City – Cedar City is an easy 30-mile trip from Zennest. The 2.8-mile Lichen It-dirt trail has a 6,550 climb including a southwest trailhead. Lichen It is the first half of the Lava Flow Trail and meanders along at a pace and trail width that is pretty easy for beginning mountain bikers.

Lava Flow, Cedar City – If you continue along with the Lichen It trail, the Lava Flow trail begins and is marked by trail signage. This is best suited for more advanced riders as it traverses sandstone, basalt, and granite — continuing the climb and then dropping over 500 feet over 1.8 miles.

Blowhard Mountain, Brian Head – Drop in for a 3,300 vertical feet downhill trail. Riders review this trail as one with majestic red rock cliffs, towering hoodoos, and wooded singletrack. This favorite trail is near our hometown of Duck Creek Village.

Casto Canyon Trail, Near Bryce Canyon National Park – To the south of Zennest is neighboring Bryce Canyon, National Park. The easy scenic trail meanders through red rock formations and stretches along with a 7.4 to 14.4-mile route, connecting the Fremont and Cassidy Trails.

If the pavement is more your riding style, the National Parks offer view-steeped roadways – like Pa’rus Trail, Zion National Park. Arches National Park Scenic Drive, and Bryce Canyon National Park  – that tour through signature Southern Utah topography.

Where to rent

If you’re flying or driving and don’t have your own bike with you, there are a lot of highly-rated local places that have the equipment you need for a ride and also offer guided tours.

We can’t wait to welcome you to southern Utah. Adventure awaits and whatever speed and terrain you like, there’s something amazing for everyone.

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