Mountain Biking at Bryce Resort
At Bryce Resort
There are several nice areas to bike in and around Bryce Resort. Whether you are looking for a challenging mountain trail or a leisurely cruise around the country-side, there are trails and roads to suit your needs.
Bryce Resort does not provide bikes, so bring your favorite set of wheels when you visit!
Note: All trails in the nearby George Washington National Forest are for experienced mountain bikers only. They are technical in nature and require a high level of fitness. Many trails are shared with hikers and all are shared with wildlife, so please be a considerate of your fellow trail-users.
Lake Laura Trail - There is a three mile single track trail around Lake Laura which allows the user to explore the entire lake area. This is a popular hiking trail as well. You can access the trail from the parking lot at the base of the Lake Laura dam. From the Bryce Resort core area, take Resort Road 1.5 miles and turn left on Orkney Grade (Rt 263.) Proceed 0.1 miles and turn right on Arnold Road (lake entrance road.)
If you wish to combine your off-road experience with a scenic tour of the area, while adding 5 - 6 miles to your journey, start at the Resort Lodge parking lot and take Resort Road to Orkney Grade. Turn right and ride 1.5 miles into the beautiful community of Orkney Springs. The road ends in a loop in the middle of the Shrine Mont Church Camp. Backtrack on Orkney Grade a short distance and turn right at Happy Valley Road - just past Orkney Springs Fire Station. Follow Happy Valley Road 0.7 miles until you see a sign pointing left towards the lake. Turn left and follow the dirt road another 0.3 miles to the boat ramp. Pick up the Lake Laura trail to the right of the boat ramp. This will take you counter-clockwise around the lake. If you want to exit the trail before the dam, you can take the dirt road from the beach area down to the parking lot below the dam. From here follow Arnold Road back out to Orkney Grade and turn left. Take a right back onto Resort Road to return to the Lodge.
Alum Springs Road Trip - For a slightly longer road trip (approx. 8 miles), from the Resort Lodge, take Fairway Drive north along the front nine of the golf course for 1 mile to Stoney Creek. (There is a foot bridge to the right of the road crossing if the water is high.) Cross over the creek and continue left on Crooked Run. Take Crooked Run 1.5 miles to Alum Springs Road. From here you can turn left and follow Alum Springs Rd 3.9 miles back to Orkney Grade. Turn left again to return to Resort Road, which leads back to the core area of the Resort.
Alum Springs Road Towards Jerome - For an even longer (approx 18 miles) journey, follow the Alum Springs Road trip directions above, but take a right on Alum Springs from Crooked Run. Follow Alum Springs Road and take a right on Jerome Road. Head back up the mountain and take a right on Supinlick Ridge Rd. Take a right on Stratton Way to ride back down the mountain to the Resort. Turn left on Fairway to return to the Lodge parking lot.
Many of Bryce's Mountain roads are sprinkled with gravel so take care, enjoy the beauty, and be cautious of wildlife.