Acadia National Park, Maine
Acadia National Park and the surrounding Maine
communities offer a truly spectacular setting for the
bicycling enthusiast or professional alike. The Park has
approximately 45 miles of suitable road surfaces
comprised of the famous Carriage Roads (financed and
directed by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., between 1913 and
1940) and portions of paved motor vehicle roadways.
Carriage Roads wind through the heart of the park and
have crushed rock surfaces. Some of the Carriage Roads
are on private land and are posted as closed to
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Gazing across the horizon from the peaks of Shenandoah
National Park it’s hard to believe you are just 75 miles
from the bustle of our nation’s capital. Take Skyline
Drive along the crest of the mountains through the woods
and past spectacular vistas. Hike in the shade of oak
trees along the Appalachian Trail, discover the stories
from Shenandoah’s past, or just relax in the wonder of
Big Bend National Park, Texas
Lightly traveled roads and varied terrain make Big Bend a
premier bicycling location. Over 100 miles of paved roads,
and 160 miles of backcountry dirt roads provide challenges
for riders of all types and abilities. Bicyclists must be
extremely cautious and well-prepared, but bicycling allows
outstanding panoramic views, unobstructed by a windshield.
It also allows the bicyclist to see and hear some of the
smaller wonders of Big Bend from a more intimate viewpoint.
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Mountain biking on paved roads in Rocky Mountin National
Park offers dramatic scenery. Trail Ridge Road, Bear Lake
Road and Old Fall River Road are frequented by bikers
looking for a challenge.If you choose to skip the uphill
part, local companies will drive you to the top and you can
ride downhill to town. The Park advises mountain bikers: Be
aware park roads have narrow or no shoulders, and often
carry heavy traffic. To minimize conflicts with vehicles,
plan your ride for the early morning hours. Try to be off
the road in late afternoon when thunderstorms and lightening
create serious hazards
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Biking is a popular activity in the park. Currently, there
are no formal bikepaths, but beginning in 2009 a section of
the park's new multi-use pathway is scheduled to open to the
public. The pathway section from Taggart Lake Trailhead to
South Jenny Lake is scheduled to open in the spring of 2009
with the section from Dornans property line to Taggart Lake
Trailhead scheduled to open during the fall of 2009. Unique
regulations apply to the multi-use pathway. More information
will follow upon opening. Some roads in the park have only a
very narrow shoulder, or lack one altogether. Extreme
caution must be used
Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Canyonlands is famous for its mountain biking terrain,
particularly for the 100-mile White Rim Road at the Island
in the Sky. The Maze also offers some multi-day trip
possibilities, though the logistics and roads are more
difficult (for the support vehicles, not the bikes). Many of
the roads in the Needles travel up wash bottoms and are
unsuitable for bikes due to deep sand and water. Permits are
required for all overnight trips in the backcountry. Permits
are not required for day rides. During the spring and fall,
demand for permits frequently exceeds the number available.
If you plan to visit Canyonlands during peak season,
especially to camp along the White Rim Road, it is
recommended that you make reservations well in advance.
These permits can be reserved starting the second Monday in
July for the next calendar year.
Zion National Park, Utah
Bikes are allowed on established roads in Zion National Park
but not on the trails. The one exception is the paved Pa'rus
Trail. This trail runs along the Virgin River and connects
with the Zion National Park Campgrounds. This is a great
place for the family to get out and bike inside of the park.
Although biking through Zion Canyon is safer now that the
majority of cars do not travel this road, there is still
danger from the wide turns of the Zion Canyon Shuttle. Bike
groups are often seen riding on the main highway through
Zion National Park, the Zion -Mt. Carmel Highway that runs
from the south side of the park to Mount Carmel Junction.
Redwood National Park, California
Explore the secluded habitats of majestic redwoods towering
more than 350 feet over hushed forest floors, whose saplings
took root up to two millennia ago. Hike through a fern-laced
slot canyon, ride past rolling farmland and paddle across a
pristine lagoon, home to abundant birdlife. There's plenty
of time to swim in rivers, play on the beach and relax in
peaceful surroundings. From off-the-beaten-track national
and state parks to rugged Pacific shoreline, discover this
regal region by foot, bike and kayak, savoring tranquil
nights beside coastal meadows and beneath ancient canopies.
Crater Lake National Park,
Each year, increasing numbers of cyclists come to Crater
Lake National Park to ride around the lake on the 33-mile
Rim Drive. The route is physically demanding. Steep hills at
high elevation may encourage even the most fit riders to
pause at many of the road's thirty overlooks and pullouts.
The payoff, however, is spectacular scenery, seen at a pace
that few visitors choose to take enough time for.
Death Valley National Park, California
Bicycles can be used on all park roads that are open to
public vehicular traffic. They can also be used on routes
that have been designated for bicycle use in developed areas
such as the path between the visitor center and the Harmony
Borax Works. They are not allowed on closed roads, service
roads, off of roadways, or on any trails. Riding a bicycle
abreast of another bicycle on our narrow roads is dangerous
and is also prohibited. Death Valley has more than 785 miles
of roads including hundreds of miles suitable for Mountain
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