The Capitol Reef area boasts a variety of mountain biking adventures. Though there are only about a dozen trails identified, these routes are highly rewarding in their scenic quality. You may choose an easy ride along the Capitol Reef Scenic Drive offering 19 miles of the best of Capitol Reef National Park including the famous Grand Wash and Capitol Gorge. Or you may choose a more strenuous ride along the Tantalus Flats trail which begins high on the flank of Boulder Mountain and descends 14 miles on a moderately technical double track into the contorted ridges and canyons of the Water Pocket Fold. And for the more dedicated fat tire fanatic the Cathedral Valley trail provides 65 miles of extremely remote and seldom seen formations and vistas.
|Trail Name||Location||Difficulty||Trail Types|
|Blue Benches||Hanksville||Moderate||ATV | Jeep | Biking|
|Great Western Trail||Bicknell||Moderate||ATV | Horseback | Biking|
|Lower Bowns / Oak Creek Trail||Torrey||Moderate||ATV | Jeep | Biking|
|Velvet Ridge / Hell’s Hole||Torrey||Moderate||ATV | Jeep | Biking|