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Offline leicrao1

Zion National Park, UT
« on: June 28, 2009, 07:10:24 am »
Hi

I am doing LA to NY summer 2010 with my brother-in-law. The planned route takes us from St George to Four Corners via Zion National Park. Webstie I have been on suggest the tunnels in Zion are out of bounds for cyclists, but also suggest you can get through them in convoy with rangers in some way. Has anyone ridden them? Any advice welcomed

Richard

Offline kdiehl

Re: Zion National Park, UT
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 01:13:58 pm »
I rode through the Park last fall. Bikes and pedestrians are not allowed in the long tunnel above the S Curve, but the rangers will help you find a ride through.

Traffic is normally backed up at the tunnel and provides lots of opportunity to ask pickup truck drivers for a lift through the tunnel. The ride through the Park is SPECTACULAR and well worth the small hassle of that one tunnel.




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When I came through, the ranger gave me a lift in her pickup

Offline leicrao1

Re: Zion National Park, UT
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009, 11:06:10 am »


Many thanks for your reply. Looks amazing. It will be mid summer so I expect more than enough traffic to ask for a lift.

Many thanks once again.

Richard

Offline kdiehl

Re: Zion National Park, UT
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2009, 02:31:37 pm »
Southern Utah is really, really hot in the middle of the summer! Be prepared. It's much nicer in the fall.

Offline myflove

Re: Zion National Park, UT
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2009, 04:57:42 am »
wow that's look like adventure travel

Offline ethelmacd

Re: Zion National Park, UT
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2011, 10:58:39 am »
Am curious about conditions in Zion & Utah cliffs route for spring travel -- mid-march to first of April.  Also wondering if one can switch between the ACA Utah Cliffs routes to take pavement if dirt/gravel become uninviting.  Also wondering about a side trip to Bryce Canyon.  Anybody tried this in the spring?

Offline aggie

Re: Zion National Park, UT
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2011, 02:59:23 pm »
It is possible to take paved roads to do a Cliffs loop but you'll add significant miles and in some areas you may have to back track to get to a paved road.  The rainy season may not be over by the time you want to go so the dirt roads may be problematic. 

Offline ridnridges

Re: Zion National Park, UT
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2011, 04:06:21 pm »
I did some riding last spring in Zion, both early morning and FULL MOON night riding. If your trip coincides with the full moon, it was spectacular, esp. because the road to the narrows is closed to vehicles once past the Zion Lodge.  I rode from 10pm for 1 1/2 hrs and didn't see a single vehicle, just moonlight glowing on the cliff faces.