Mountain Biking: Grand Staircase Region

Grand Staircase

Kaiparowits Plateau

Escalante Canyons

  • Cedar Wash Loop
  • Nipple Loop
  • Smoky Mountain
  • Fifty-Mile Bench
  • Egypt
  • Wolverine

mountain bike iconRoute: Sand Gulch / Paria Breaks

7.5' Maps: Eight-Mile Pass, Five-Mile Pass, and Five-Mile Valley

Distance: About 12 miles R/T; no steep elevation changes

Description: This route follows a road that offers a “back way” into the Paria Movie Set. For mountain bike riders, this is great because traffic is low. The route can be accessed from Highway 89. The ride starts at the corral, 1 mile west of the Movie Set turnoff. The corral area has plenty of space to park and unload bikes. The route follows the road out of the corral heading west for about 1.25 miles and then makes a sharp turn back to the east, ending at the Paria Movie Set. You must cross a wide wash to access the movie set.


Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners Logo Glen Canyon Natural History Association

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