You can ride on paved roads at The Needles and Island in the Sky. You must ride single file. There are no road shoulders or bike lanes; please be aware of passing vehicles.
Canyonlands is famous for its mountain biking terrain, particularly for the 100-mile White Rim Road at Island in the Sky. The Maze also offers some multi-day trip possibilities, though the logistics and roads are more difficult (for the support vehicles, not the bikes). Several of the four-wheel-drive roads in The Needles travel up wash bottoms and are unsuitable for bikes due to deep sand and water.
- Elephant Hill Road is one of the most technical roads in Utah. You’ll experience steep grades, loose rock, and stair-step drops. No water is available at the campsites. Overnight and day-use permits are required.
- Colorado Overlook Road is a moderate road. It can be sandy for mountain bikes.
- Deep sand, deep water, and quicksand are common on the Peekaboo/Horse Canyon and Lavender Canyon roads. These roads are too sandy for mountain bikes.
Get more information about biking at the Needles at NPS.gov.