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Best mountain biking trails in Canyonlands National Park

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Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Canyonlands National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of mountain biking trails in Canyonlands National Park
Park information
Acreage:
337,597 acres
Contact
(435) 719-2100
Top trails (6)
#1 - Shafer Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 19.6 mi
This is an off-road driving route that can be done in either direction. This route offers incredible views of Dead Horse Point and Canyonlands National Park. The portion of this road that leads to the Canyonlands Visitor Center is closed during winter.Show more
#2 - White Rim OHV Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 98.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
Shafer Trail, Mineral Bottom, and the entire White Rim OHV route may close during winter conditions. Check with the NPS before hand here - https://www.nps.gov/cany/planyourvisit/road-conditions.htm Permits are required for both day-use and overnight camping along the White Rim overnight permits are very competitive. Information for permits can be found with the NPS here - https://www.nps.gov/cany/planyourvisit/permitsandreservations.htmShow more
#3 - Shafer Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 18.3 mi
This is a beautiful off-road driving route offering views of Dead Horse Point and Canyonlands. The route on this page has the driver going from west to east, but it can also be done the opposite direction. Show more
#4 - Confluence Overlook Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 10.0 mi • Est. 4 h 1 m
Unlike other hikes in the district, this trail traverses mostly dry, open country along the northern edge of the geologic faults that shaped the Needles. Trail ends at a cliff overlooking the junction of the Green and Colorado rivers. At-large camping only. No water.Show more
#5 - Elephant Hill Trail
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
#6 - Confluence Overlook via Elephant Hill Trail Loop
Canyonlands National Park
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Length: 21.5 mi • Est. 9 h 47 m
Elephant Hill, a beautiful trail with some really good hikes. Permits are needed in this area. Show more