Zion National Park and South Utah
North to Salt Lake City

April 24, 2018

Bryce Canyon was a very specific place we had planned for this part of our journey and it didn’t disappoint. Bryce Canyon National Park, a sprawling reserve in southern Utah, is known for crimson-colored hoodoos, which are spire-shaped rock formations. The park’s main road leads past the expansive Bryce Amphitheater, a hoodoo-filled depression lying below the Rim Trail hiking path.


What happened…

Amanda writes: After our laundry and hotel night we set out for sightseeing in the morning and then set off on the bikes to cycle to a wild camp spot further North. I’ll let the pictures show you how incredible this area of the country is.


Andrew writes:Ooops, wait. I said yesterday that Bryce Canyon was all-that and a can of beans. It really was. The bus loop around the park was a great way to get around (just like at the Grand Canyon), the hike was a good length and not too hard, and we had the wind at our back in the afternoon as we pedalled down a deserted secondary road. Things got a little dicey towards the end of our ride as there were very few services and nowhere to sleep. There were fences everywhere with not many camping opportunities. We eventually found something and settled in for the night.


Today’s Flickr Photographs


The aerial view of the ride


Cycling Stats

April 24, 2018
Start Point: Bryce Canyon, USA
Destination: BLM land just past Otter Creek Lake, Utah, USA
39.52 km trip, 17 km/h average speed, 44.3 km/h maximum speed, 3:36 time on the bike


Route Description:

April 24, 2018 We left town on Highway 12. The traffic was super light and it was a good paved road with no shoulder. There was the occasional pot hole. There are no services along the way until Antimony. The store closed at 6pm and we missed it. We continued on the road for another 12K to Otter Creek Lake. We got water at the Antimony campground. Just across the street from the official campground is a small store.


Accommodations:

April 24, 2018 Antimony did have a campground but we couldn’t find anyone and didn’t know how much it cost. The Otter Creek campground is a formal state park for $20 per night with bathrooms and showers. Across the lake is BLM land where we camped for free. If you don’t want to ride much after sightseeing in Bryce Canyon there is wild camping just after you start cycling on Highway 12 on the right in the trees. Antimony is all private land and not many opportunities.

Zion National Park and South Utah
North to Salt Lake City