The Hardest Bike Climbs in Utah - For cyclists looking for the hardest bike climbs in Utah, we have them compiled here for easy trip planning. Utah is a state full of gorgeous views, and several popular national parks, including Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Cedar Breaks, and Zion. If you’re flying into the Salt Lake City International Airport, there are several highly rated cycling climbs in Utah that are clustered within a 100 mile radius of the airport.
We have gathered 21 of the hardest bike climbs in Utah, with one, Powder Mountain, cracking the top 100 hardest climbs in the world. The 21 climbs, in order of difficulty as measured by Fiets, are: Powder Mountain, Guardsmans Pass, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Hwy 143, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Empire Pass (Midway), Hwy 31, Hwy 153, Kolob Terrace Road, La Sal Loop (Castle), Cedar Canyon, Nebo Road Loop North, Nebo Road Loop South, Cedar and Right Hand Canyon Roads, Alpine Summit East (Hwy 92), Empire Pass (Park City), La Sal Loop (Spanish Valley), Alpine Summit West (Hwy 39), Milcreek Canyon Rd, Butterfield Canyon, and Monte Cristo Summit East. Each ride has their own merits, such as the extraordinary views of Arches National Park on the La Sal Loop (Castle).