Motorcycle Rides Bryce Canyon is the fourth installment in our series of great bike rides. The base camp is Kanab, Utah. To get the orientation visit the first post in the series Great Motorcycle Rides Kanab. Kanab is central to so many National Parks and bike rides that you could spend weeks, if not months and still not see it all.
While Bryce Canyon is the name of this installment, you can extend the ride to other places in the vicinity. If you plan to spend more time at Bryce, you can always take another day and catch the other points. The other places to ride to and through are in the map below. Kodachrome Basin State Park and Escalante State Park are both along hwy 12 east of Bryce Canyon,
Bryce Canyon isn’t as large as the North Rim nor as vast as Zion but there are plenty of reasons to spend some time and get off the Bikes if you are so inclined. If riding is your primary purpose, you can easily do all three in a day.
Motorcycle Rides Bryce Canyon from Kanab
Head north on US Hwy 89 just like going to Zion but continue north past Hatch, UT Turn east on hwy 12. The turn is almost impossible to miss because of the signs. The best time to view Bryce Canyon is in the afternoon if you are planning to stay on the roads and just view the overlooks. So, if leave Kanab early, you might want to head on past Bryce to the other Parks and come back to it.
This whole ride is on Hwy 89 and Hwy 12 with some side trips along the way. There is plenty to see and difficult to get lost. Gas, food and other stops are plentiful. Take your time but don’t lose track of time.
Bikers on their Harley’s Bryce Canyon Vicinity
Just the name gives you a hint of the reason for making this trip. At Cannonville turn right on Main Street and keep straight. Main Street turns becomes Cotton Wood/Kodachrome Road. Follow the road to the Park Entrance. There is an $8.00 per bike entrance fee. Be sure to get a map and talk to the rangers to get the best ideas of where to go and what to see.
You can return to Hwy 12 at Henrieville.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Head back to Bryce Canyon from Henrieville or continue north east if you’re ambitious and ride fast. I’ll talk about the other Parks in another installment.
Be sure to visit the visitor’s center at the Entrance to the park. Spend all the time you have left before returning to Kanab. I hate riding at night because of my eyes. Not to mention other driver’s eyes. So I always tried to be close to Kanab before dark. And as on all the other rides in this series. Enjoy the hell out of it. I sure did.
Enjoy this video of a biker Near Bryce Canyon. You’ll see why I love this part of the country.