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The Best Cycling in Utah

Looking for the best cycling in Utah? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Utah. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top cycling spots in and near Utah

  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Cycle City Creek Canyon

    5.0
    City Creek Canyon is a hidden gem, just minutes away from downtown Salt Lake City. Secluded winding roads will take you deep into the canyon, away from the bustling city. The sounds of the creek, canyon views, and the thick forest that lines the road provide for the perfect, quick escape.Starting...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Bike Emigration Canyon

    4.5
    14.4 mi / 1300 ft gain
    If you're looking for a fun climb on your road bike that won't kill you, or you are trying to find a place to train for some bigger climbing, Emigration is the perfect place to ride. The elevation gain is gradual, allowing you to grind it out for a great training ride, or spin steadily to the top...
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  • Mexican Hat, Utah

    Camp at Muley Point

    5.0
    0.25 mi
    Muley Point on the southern end of the Cedar Mesa is one of the finest camping (and car camping) sites in North America, towering some 2400' above the San Juan River Canyon (and The Goosenecks State Park) looking south directly into the northern mouth of Monument Valley. It is a breathtakingly be...
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  • Cottonwood Heights, Utah

    Cycle Big Cottonwood Canyon

    5.0
    Big Cottonwood Canyon (BCC) is one of the longest rideable canyons in the Salt Lake City area, taking you from the base of the canyon to Brighton Ski Resort. Riders have the option to ride any length of the canyon, all of which will be visually rewarding.There are 3 relatively steep sections in B...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Cycle Big Mountain

    The views from the top of Big Mountain are breathtaking. From the Salt Lake - Morgan County border at about 7,400 ft, you will look down East Canyon, and over the top of Parley's Canyon into the Salt Lake Valley. Big Mountain can be ridden alone or as an extension to the Emigration Canyon Ride.Fr...
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  • Kane County, Utah

    Camp At Wahweap Campground

    4.0
    This modern campground is just steps from the beach and centrally located on the Arizona / Utah border -- perfect for exploring both sides of the Glen Canyon National Recreational Area. You do need a national parks pass or will incure a $25 fee to enter the park (good for one week).  The campgrou...
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  • Moab, Utah

    Camp at Williams Bottom Campground in Moab

    4.0
    Williams Bottom Campground and its 17 first-come first-serve campsites are tucked into the side of the Colorado River Canyon on Utah Highway 279 aka "Potash Road" just 15 minutes from downtown Moab. It is commonly known as one of *the* rock climbing campground on the west side of Moab, as there a...
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  • Emery County, Utah

    Camp at The Wedge (East Side)

    The Wedge, which is also known as The Little Grand Canyon is located in the northern part of the San Rafael Swell. The closest town is Castle Dale, Utah, and most people drive past this part of the San Rafael Swell on their way to Moab, or other parts of the Swell.The views are remarkable. It's n...
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  • Park City, Utah

    Run the Historic Park City Union Pacific Rail Trail

    28 mi / 800 ft gain
    The Park City Rail Trail is a fantastic trail for walks, running, and biking in the spring, summer, and fall. During the winter it's groomed so you can Nordic ski, fat bike, run or walk.  Park City's historic Union Pacific Rail Trail has been paved from Bonanza Drive in Park City all the way out ...
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  • St. George, Utah

    Run the Santa Clara River Trail to Tonaquint Park and Cottonwood Cove Park

    6 mi / 10 ft gain
    This is a relatively flat and fast city trail with negligible elevation gain or loss over the 6 mile round trip. Beginning at the Crosby Family Confluence Park located just off I-15 near the St. George convention center, immediately pass under the freeway and begin your run up the Santa Clara Tra...
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