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Dedicated in 2016, the trail offers cyclists, walkers and wheelchair users an easy way to explore what Bryce Canyon National Park has to offer. It picks up where it meets the Red Canyon Bicycle Trail along Utah State Route 63. The best place to start your journey is just outside of the park entrance at the shuttle parking area. The trail entrance is directly south of the shuttle stop, and is marked by a large kiosk.
The trail heads south from there, and features some road crossings so always exercise caution. About halfway through your trip, you will arrive at the visitor center. The trail continues across SR 63 from there.
The payoff for this trail comes five miles in, at a place aptly named Inspiration Point, where one can stand overlooking a panorama of the bluest skies and an army of flame-colored hoodoos, spires and pinnacles stretching as far as the eye will go.
Once you pull yourself away, you can go back to the starting point either by your own means or using the park-provided shuttle buses.
Beginning on US 89, turn right onto SR 12 and keep on it for 13.6 miles. Follow up with a right turn onto SR 63 for 1.5 miles. The Bryce Canyon Shuttle parking area will be on your left.
We rode this from Ruby’s Campground to Inspiration Peak which was mostly uphill. NOTE!! If you’re not acclimated to the altitude (8,000’) the climb can be challenging
This is a beautiful, curvy asphalt trail with a slight incline. We started our ride at the shuttle station in Bryce Canyon City and rode to the end of the trail at Inspiration Point inside the park. It’s nearly an all downward ride back to the shuttle station. There are many gorgeous pine trees and chipmunks to see along with a brief canyon view from the trail. Riders may choose to ride on the paved road through the remainder of the park for an additional 13 miles of do but the road has several challenging hills.
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