There are many areas in the Cedar City Field Office area which provide good opportunities for the mountain biker to enjoy the scenic and rugged landscapes. Numerous possible biking routes provide a wide range of difficulty from gentle long grades to steep, undulating grades with switchbacks. Most of the routes are suitable for and traveled by four-wheel vehicles. None of the routes in the area are formally developed or signed for mountain biking.
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Red Hills route is located 1 mile east of Cedar City where the route starts from Highway U-14 and travels over private and BLM lands through red rock hills. The route is approximately 3 miles
Bumblebee Spring route is located west of Kanarraville in the Harmony Mountains. Start on private or BLM land 2 miles northwest of Kanarraville and travel southwest up to Bumblebee Spring and over the mountain to New Harmony. The route is approximately 13 miles.
Pass Road route is located southeast of Milford in the Mineral Mountains. Start 5 miles southeast of Milford and travel northeast over Soldier pass. The route is approximately 11 miles.
Bearskin Mountain route is located northeast of Milford in the Mineral Mountains. Start 5 miles northeast of Milford and travel north and east up Negro Mag Wash and over the mountain to Crater Knoll. Then travel southeast down to Interstate I-15. The route is approximately 22 miles.
Frisco Peak route is located northwest of Milford in the San Francisco Mountains. Start on the east slope and travel northwest up the mountain to the top of Frisco Peak. The route is approximately 8 miles.
Rose Canyon route is located in the Wah Wah Mountains approximately 25 miles southwest of Milford. Start at Willow Spring and travel southwest over the mountain and down Rose Canyon into Pine Valley. The route is approximately 14 miles.
Arrowhead Pass route is located in the Needles/Mountain Home Range approximately 50 miles northwest of Cedar City. Start at Jackson Wash and travel southwest over the pass and into Hamblin Valley. The route is approximately 12 miles.
Cougar Spar route is located in the Needles/Mountain Home Range approximately 55 miles northwest of Cedar City. Start at Cottonwood Creek and travel west and south over cougar Spar Pass and down Atchison Creek into Hamblin Valley. The route is approximately 12 miles.
Vance Spring Road route is located in the Needles/Mountain Home Range approximately 65 miles northwest of Cedar City. Start south of Sawtooth Peak and travel west and south past Vance spring and down into Hamblin Valley. The route is approximately 13 miles.
Designated mountain biking routes can be found at Three Peaks Recreation Area. The “C” Trail is also a popular mountain biking trail.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has conducted an environmental analysis to identify three focus areas (Red Hill Area, "C" Trail Area, and Parowan Front Area) that will allow for the construction and maintenance of non-motorized trails, mountain bike skills park, technical trail features and authorization of new an unauthorized singletrack trails to the designated trail network. The public was notified of the proposed action by posting the Environmental Analysis on the Environmental Notification Bulletin Board (ENBB) on January 8, 2013.