Kolob Terrace Road Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

Kolob Terrace Road


Amazing views of unique red rock mountain formations.

Page Contributor(s): Bruce Hamilton/Stacy Topping, USA Ron Cushing, Cedar City, Utah, USA Erich Pawelka, Vienna, Austria

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1.5 mph S with gusts up to 2.7 mph

0% chance of light rainfall

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Climb Summary

Bicycle ride up Kolob Terrace - red rock mountain formations and roadway

Cycling Kolob Terrace - perhaps the most scenic of all 100 US bike climbs

Ride 15.4 glorious miles gaining 4,400’ to elevation 7,989 at 5.2% average grade. 

This amazing bike climb has incredible views of Southern Utah rock formations, enters and skirts the western edge of Zion National Park and ends just short of Blue Springs Reservoir and Kolob Peak.  The toughest part of the climb is the very scenic stretch from mile 3 to 5 which averages 8.4%.    

The Kolob Terrace Road bike climb takes us towards Kolob Mountain which is in the Colorado Plateau Province which covers parts of the four corners area (western Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, southern and eastern Utah and northern Arizona).

Bicycle ride of Kolob Terrace Road - start - roadway and mountains

Start 4 miles north of Virgin, Utah.

Climbing Kolob Terrace by bike - cyclist at Zion National Park Sign with bike

Enter the great Zion National Park at mile 2.

Riding Kolob Terrace by bike - Tabernacle Dome and roadway

Tabernacle Dome at mile 5.5

Bicycling Kolob Terrace - cyclist on road with mountains behind

.6 mile -3.5% descent at mile 9.3

Cycling Kolob Terrace - bike on snowbank

Beware of the weather - best to travel here May-August.

Kolob Terrace bike climb - finish - roadway and forest

Finish - 7,989’


This Top 100 US Bike Climb is the southern and most remote (300 miles south of Salt Lake City)  road cycling location in Utah.  However, this is truly a spectacular destination and worth the effort to travel to.

Cycling Kolob Terrace - cyclists riding towards mountains

Steepest ¼ mile begins at mile 4.5 (11.7%) and steepest mile begins at 4.1 (9.4%)

     Traffic and Roadway report:  As of August, 2014, the roadway surface was very good and the traffic along this route minimal.  This is an excellent road for cycling.