Best Road Biking in Utah

This list represents the most popular road biking in Utah. Use this list to plan your next Utah road biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Jordan River Parkway Road Ride


Running from Utah Lake through the heart of the Salt Lake Valley to Davis County, the Jordan River Parkway (JRP) offers pedestrians, joggers, in-line skaters, and bicyclists a safe, peaceful, scenic,…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Riverton, UT - Road Biking - 26.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Mill Creek Canyon Road Ride


Although Mill Creek Canyon is the only central Wasatch canyon requiring a use fee (for motorists only), it is certainly one of the most popular summer destinations for car tourists, picnickers, angler…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Road Biking - 18.8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Emigration Canyon Road Ride


Aptly named, Emigration Canyon was the final leg of the Mormon Pioneers’ historic trek to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, led by Brigham Young. Today the canyon’s paved road is one of the most popular r…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Road Biking - 15.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Big Cottonwood Canyon Road Ride


Big Cottonwood Canyon (BCC) is Salt Lake’s classic test of endurance and climbing prowess, blending gradual spinups and leg-cramping inclines. Just making it up and down BCC garners due respect in the…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Draper, UT - Road Biking - 29.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. City Creek Canyon Road Ride


Located only 1 mile from Salt Lake City’s central business district, City Creek Canyon is a treasured amenity for the valley’s residents. Within minutes you can escape the confines of urbanism and bec…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Road Biking - 11.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Oquirrh Mountains Loop Road Ride


Completing a century ride is one of cycling’s great achievements. You’ll earn respect from your cycling peers, awe from those outside the cycling circle, and bragging rights you can tout for years. Th…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Riverton, UT - Road Biking - 102 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Camp Williams Loop Road Ride


A gravel pit, an Army training grounds, and a state penitentiary. What more could you want? How about mighty views of Lone Peak and Mount Timpanogos in the Wasatch, inspiring sights of the Oquirrh Mou…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Riverton, UT - Road Biking - 27.3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#8. Draper-Herriman Loop Road Ride


“Once upon a time” this classic loop took bicyclists along quiet country roads to the remote reaches of the Salt Lake Valley, where cattle grazed and horses galloped through pastures to challenge the…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Draper, UT - Road Biking - 25.1 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Saltair Road Ride


If you close your eyes, this ride is as mundane as slogging out tedious midwinter miles on your trainer in a windowless basement, for there is nary a pimple of a hill along the way to offer any terrai…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Road Biking - 31.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#10. Parleys Canyon/I–80 Road Ride


Despite Interstate 80 being a major transportation corridor between Salt Lake City and all points east, Parleys Canyon is quite popular with bicyclists. Named after Parley Pratt, a Mormon Pioneer who…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Road Biking - 22 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Traverse Mountains Loop Road Ride


The combined climb up Rambling Road and Traverse Ridge Road is the main attraction, or distraction, of this ride. It’s perfect for racers-in-training or for anyone wanting to build power in his or her…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Draper, UT - Road Biking - 24.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. Little Cottonwood Canyon Road Ride


“Little” Cottonwood Canyon doesn’t mean smaller or easier than Big Cottonwood Canyon. It means shorter and steeper. Unless you’re using a triple chainring, there are few places to “spin” so climbing L…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Draper, UT - Road Biking - 17.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. Dimple Dell Loop - Sandy Road Ride


The goal of this ride is to connect biker-friendly Wasatch Boulevard with Sandy’s Porter Rockwell Light Rail Trail. The former hugs the mountains’ foothills beneath the mighty stance of Lone Peak, and…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Draper, UT - Road Biking - 14.5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. East Canyon Road Ride


Whether ridden by itself or tacked onto either the Parleys Canyon/I–80 ride or Emigration Canyon Road, the East Canyon Road to Big Mountain Pass has a Euro feel, as the last several miles switchback s…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Road Biking - 16.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#15. Josie Johnson Memorial Road Ride


Bicyclists of all ages, interests, and abilities unite annually to ride in remembrance of cyclists who were killed in car collisions on Utah’s roads and to raise awareness for bicycle safety. Josie Jo…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Road Biking - 20.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#16. Dimple Dell Loop - Draper Road Ride


Bust out this loop during lunch break or whenever you need a quick amp-out, and you’ll return feeling it was time well spent. After a gradual spin out of Draper, you’ll face a 0.8mile-long wall up Was…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Draper, UT - Road Biking - 12.3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#17. Bountiful Bench Road Ride


If you’re going to battle the high-speed, six-lane traffic on Beck Street/U.S. Highway 89 and endure the visual blight of its industrial complexes and oil refineries, then you’d might as well have a g…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Road Biking - 29.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#18. Draper Loop Road Ride


Ask ten bicyclists how they ride the Draper Loop and you’ll likely get ten different answers. This core loop leaves open several options for shortening or lengthening your ride. It’s a simple ride on…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Draper, UT - Road Biking - 14.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#19. Bonneville Shoreline Trail - Parleys Crossing Road Ride


This section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) breaks from the traditional dirt trails and follows paved residential streets through charming east-side neighborhoods. The Parleys Crossing sectio…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Salt Lake City, UT - Road Biking - 8.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#20. West Jordan - Bluffdale Loop Road Ride


If you ask ten people how they ride around the “Pen,” you’ll likely get ten different answers. This loop attempts a reasonable north-south route between West Jordan and Riverton, taking in a variety o…
From the guidebook "Bicycling Salt Lake City"
Riverton, UT - Road Biking - 24.1 miles
Published by Falcon Guides