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 miles three through five, which averages 8.4%.
The Kolob Terrace Road bike climb takes us towards Kolob Mountain, in the Colorado Plateau Province, covering parts of the four corners area (western Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, southern and eastern Utah, and northern Arizona).
Start four miles north of Virgin, Utah.
Sunset Canyon Ranch at mile 0.8.
Enter the great Zion National Park at mile two.
Tabernacle Dome at mile 5.5.
Red Butte (cone, center photo) as seen from mile 5.8.
Entering Cave Valley at mile 7.5.
Cave Valley from the air.
Middle of Cave Valley.
Beware of the weather! It is best to travel here May through August.
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.
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 is minimal. This is an excellent road for cycling.