Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central Coast, CA
Bikes: Surly LHT, Specialized Rockhopper, Nashbar Touring (old), Specialized Stumpjumper (older), Nishiki Tourer (model unknown)
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There is no off-road biking in the park, and if you ride on the roads, make sure you pull off if a shuttle is behind you. They're not allowed to pass, and the passengers (and drivers) get pretty grumpy if they have to crawl along behind bicyclists who are oblivious. While the biking in the park isn't good, the hiking is spectacular! I took a bike tour there last spring, starting in St. George. I was on a touring bike so I stuck to the roads, but I spent three days camping in the park and took a wonderful hike each day.
Gooseberry Mesa is becoming very famous. I haven't ridden it, but I'm going back this spring - car camping this time so I can bring my mountain bike. I'm going to try it. Another place I want to ride is through the old ghost town by Rockville. All I know is you cross the bridge over the river by the park in Rockville and you'll be on an old dirt road that goes right by the ghost town.
Adventure Cycling has a route call the Utah Cliff Route. It starts and ends in St. George and takes you off-road a lot. Another ride that's part of this loop takes you from the Navajo Lake area north of the park, through back country and ends at the main road, just outside the east entrance.