Trail difficulty
Green
Elevation Gain
495.00 ft (150.88 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
5.50 mi (8.85 km)
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While there are many hiking trails within Snow Canyon State Park, you can only ride your bike on two of them, West Canyon and Whiptail. Whiptail Trail is very popular for pedestrians, often with their dogs or strollers, thanks to its smoothly paved asphalt and many access points. The park is known for its sandy trails, so this is a nice option for people wanting solid ground under their feet. This is a fun and short bike ride that has stunning views along the entire way. There are several trailheads along the way and bathrooms at the top. The descent is really enjoyable with an easy and somewhat fast cruise down an amazing canyon on a well-maintained paved trail.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Great for road bikers and walkers. Amazing scenery. Only one of two places to ride a bike in Snow Canyon.

Cons

Can be crowded. Short. Very hot during the day in summer. Exposed.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Trailhead Elevation

3,130.00 ft (954.02 m)

Highest point

3,580.00 ft (1,091.18 m)

Net Elevation Gain

450.00 ft (137.16 m)

Features

Family friendly
Big vistas
Wildflowers

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Hiking

Route Characteristics

Trail

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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