Regulations: Open Areas to Bicycles and E-Bikes
Open Areas to Bicycles & E-Bikes: The following are open to bicycles and e-bikes:
(a) Greenway - South Rim Residential Sections: The South Rim residential greenway system.
(b) Greenway - VC to Entrance: The greenway beginning south of the Grand Canyon Visitor Center and continuing south, parallel to South Entrance Road / Highway 64, to the park boundary, south of the South Entrance. This includes the spur greenway trails into Trailer Village and Mather Campground.
(c) Greenway - VC to SK: The greenway beginning south of Grand Canyon Visitor Center and continuing east to Pipe Creek Vista and the South Kaibab trailhead.
(d) Greenway - VC to Village: The greenway beginning south of Grand Canyon Visitor Center and continuing south of Village Loop Road to Grand Canyon Village.
(e) Hermit Road Greenway: The Hermit Road Greenway beginning at Monument Creek Vista and continuing to the junction with Hermit Road (approximately ¼ mile east of Hermit’s Rest).
(f) North Rim Bridle Trail: The Bridle Trail on the North Rim, between the North Kaibab Trailhead and the Grand Canyon Lodge.
(g) Roads Open to General Motor Vehicle Traffic: All roads open to general motor vehicle traffic are also open to bicycle and e-bike use.
Regulations: Closed Areas to Bicycles and E-Bikes
Closed Areas to Bicycles and E-Bikes:
All other areas of Grand Canyon National Park remain closed to the use of bicycles and e-bikes, including the section of greenway directly on the rim between the greenway intersection to the southeast of Mather Point and the Bright Angel Trailhead on the South Rim.
E-Bikes: The term “e-bike” means a two-or three-wheeled cycle with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts (1 h.p.).
Bicycling on the South Rim
Looking to exchange four wheels for two? Bicycling is a great way to experience the South Rim. Cyclists can enjoy approximately 13 miles (21 km) of roads and Greenway Trails that allow for more intimate explorations along the rim. If you get tired, load your bike or e-bike on one of the park’s bicycle-friendly shuttle buses - there is a bus stop every one-half to one-mile along the 13 mile-stretch.
Bicycling on the South Rim: Hermit Road
Scenic Hermit Road follows the canyon rim for 7 miles (11 km) and is one of the best places in the park for cycling. Most of the year, private vehicle restrictions eliminate most traffic. Shuttle and tour buses do utilize the road, so cyclists should pull to the right shoulder in a safe location, dismount and let buses pass.
Bicycling on the South Rim: S. Kaibab Trailhead & Yaki Point
Looking for a scenic, yet shorter cycling opportunity? Follow the paved Greenway Trail to the South Kaibab Trailhead and then ride along Yaki Point Road to Yaki Point. Access the Greenway near Grand Canyon Visitor Center and follow the South Kaibab Trailhead signs. In about 2.4 miles (3.9 km), you will come to the trailhead parking area.
South Rim: Park in Tusayan & Ride the Shuttle
Last updated: July 16, 2021