Riders love a challenge. And every great challenge brings a reward. Yours will come in the form of epic canyons, grand rock formations and lots of downhill. You'll marvel at how wind and water can produce such beautiful places. But most of all, just enjoy it. And when you return home, the challenge becomes finding routes that can live up to these.
1-2 Get ready to experience awe-inspiring Cedar Breaks National Monument, a lesser-known red-rock gem with stone towers, canyons, columns and arches Pedal through Snow Canyon's burnt orange and white Navajo sandstone cliffs Descend into meadows encircled by quaking aspen and ponderosa pine Spin across the high desert to Bryce Canyon, where visibility on a clear day exceeds 100 miles.
3 Explore the otherworldly wonderland of Bryce Canyon National Park during a ride to Rainbow Point and hikes on such aptly named trails as Sunrise, Inspiration and Queen's Garden Grab your camera and a seat on the canyon rim to watch the sun set—the dance of light and color over the mystical monoliths makes for an unforgettable performance.
4 Ride past extraordinary rock formations, sculpted and etched by weathering and erosion En route to Zion National Park, pedal along a bike path through Red Canyon, brimming with crimson-colored pinnacles, spires and hoodoos Approaching Mount Carmel, watch for the impressive white-sandstone Elkhart Cliffs.
5-6 Soak up jaw-dropping views of Zion's soaring rock faces and yawning canyon abyss from Angels Landing —at nearly 1,500 feet above the valley, it's an epic hike! Wading through the Narrows into the inner gorge of the Virgin River, where waterfalls and hanging gardens cascade down the walls, is exhilarating Take in the red and pink cliffs from the saddle as you bike along the car-free Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.