Northern Utah provides plenty of
opportunity for cyclists, both on-road and off. Road cyclists
enjoy many routes beginning in Logan and passing through
small towns and farming communities, or traveling to wetland
areas for unparalleled bird and wildlife watching. There
are plenty of trails that start in town and wind through
the farms and mountains.
mountain bike terrain is found in both Logan and Blacksmith
Lake Loop Bicycle Trail: From May to October, bicyclists
can see Bear Lake from every angle on this easy 45-mile
loop with interpretive signs discussing the history and
geology of the Bear Lake. The loop begins and ends in
Bridgerland Travel Region (435-752-2161) can provide more
information on this area.
Ogden River Parkway right in the city of Ogden provides
miles of paved, riverside riding with various interesting
stops along its shady path.
of Ogden are many fat-tire favorites on forested mountain
trails. Excellent road riding is found in the Ogden Valley,
around Pineview Reservior and on connecting paved mountain
roads. The Wheeler Canyon route is a non-motorized trail
with exceptional scenery.
new single track runs to Snow Basin Resort. Bike rentals
are available at Powder Mountain Resort where you can
end your ride with lunch in the lodge.
hwy 15 accesses the 7-mile causeway to Antelope Island
State Park, between Ogden and Salt Lake City, where cyclists
enjoy miles of roads and non-motorized vehicle trails,
with magnificent views of the Wasatch Mountains across
the Great Salt Lake. "Antelope By Moonlight"
is a summer event starting at 10:00 p.m. during the last
week of June with cyclists riding across the causway and
back under a full moon.
Golden Spike Empire Travel Region (801-627-8288) can provide
more information on this area.
Lake City and Vicinity
Salt Lake City by bicycle is an ideal way to see the isghts,
City Creek Canyon, east of Salt Lake's Capitol Hill, is
open to bicyclists and pedestrians only, mid-May through
Sept. on odd numbered days (on even numbered days, motorized
vehicles are allowed).
Canyon, east of Salt Lake City, has cycling access every
other day to a variety of trails. A canyon user fee is
charged. The Wasatch Crest Trail, part of the Great Western
Trail, has several access points in this area.
Great Salt Lake Country Travel Region (801-521-2822) can
provide more information on this area.
designated cycling route follows the historic Pony Express
Trail across teh Great Salt Lake Desert. A 50-mile loop
ride skirts the Stansbury Mountains and includes a portion
of teh Mormon Trail. The canyons of the Oquirrh Mountains
promise uncrowded road riding.
County (435-882-0690) can provide more information on
City and Vicinity
the east side of the Wasatch Range, Park City Mountain
Resort has more than 17 miles of mountain biking trails
accented with weathered structures left over from Prak
City's silver mining boom at the turn-of-the-century.
the Heber Valley, the twenty-mile Midway-Charleston-Heber
Loop is an easy ride on mostly flat terrain.
challenging road rides include the 50-mile Alpine Loop
(state hwy 92), and the 65-mile Mirror Lake Highway (state
hwy150) from Kamas to Evanston, Wyoming. The Mirror Lake
Highway is a fee area.
mountain bicyclists will enjoy the Squaw Peak Trail from
Provo Canyon to Hobble Creek Canyon (26 miles) or the
Cascade Springs Loop from Midway (21 miles).
Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park is a twenty-eight-mile
trail for non-motorized use which begins or ends in Park
City or at Echo Reservior and follows the old Union Pacific
Jordanelle Trail ringing the reservior of the same name,
ranges from easy to difficult and has several access points.
Ridge, a mountain biking trek accessed near the Strawberry
Reservoir visitor center, shows off the eastern or "back"
side of the Wasatch Mountains.
Utah Lake Loop - one hundred miles - around the state's
largest natural body of fresh water is a relatively easy
ride on mostly flat terrain.
Mountainland Travel Region (801-229-3800) can provide
more information on this area.
on one of the vicinities below to view
biking information for that area.