East Zion Trails – Hiking & Biking Beyond Park Boundaries

Funding Needed: $500,000

Outside park boundaries, 24 miles of mountain bike trail are planned for the north side of Highway 9, adjacent to the new East Zion Visitor Center. This will be the recreational companion to 40-miles of hiking trail on the south side of the road.

Over 1.5 million visitors enter Zion National Park through its East Zion gateway. This project extends recreation opportunities beyond the park for millions of visitors and locals alike and provide much-needed relief to the visitation impacts seen in Zion’s main canyon while preserving the sanctity of park borders.

The 24-mile network of trails and features backed by views of Zion’s peaks and valleys, provide riders of all levels access to this recreational opportunity at the eastern gateway of Zion National Park. Fully accessible to the public, its protection is ensured in perpetuity through trail easements already donated by Zion Mountain Ranch and the McLaws family.

This visionary project will see rangers, conservation specialists from groups like ACE (American Conservation Experience), and project stakeholders working side by side to construct the trails, waysides, and restroom facilities.

With your help, we will break ground on the first 24 miles of mountain biking trail this year.