Grand Canyon Bicycle
Hermit Road Tour
A guided bike tour along the scenic Hermit Road. River views, incredible Canyon vistas, geological wonders, and wildlife sighting opportunities. Includes rental + Shuttle. More Info
Yaki Point Tour
Departs directly from our shop. Navigate the beautiful rim side trails to Yaki point trail head. Stunning views, wildlife, rim side greenways and more! Includes rental and guided bike tour. More Info
Coming soon! Navigate the Hermit trail with our tour app. Includes entertaining and informing dialogue as our Sarah Neal guides you along the Hermit Road route. Available this summer! More Info
Hermit Road Bike Tour
Explore the beautiful and awe-inspiring west side of the Grand Canyon National Park to a wonderful place known as Hermits Rest with an interpretive guide. The Historic Hermit Road tour winds along the Canyon rim for 5.5 miles and is closed to public vehicular traffic. Experience the South Rim’s grand views and breathtaking vistas of the Colorado River from the saddle of a Bright Angel Bike. Riding bikes along Hermit Road is a fun, safe, and memorable way to experience the Grand Canyon. This route is designed for most ages and fitness levels.
- Distance: 5.5 miles
- Duration: 3 Hours
- Elevation: To Hermits Rest from Hopi Point -420 ft/ 132 M **eBikes will not be allowed to participate on this tour option.**
- Road Type: Paved greenways and paved roads closed to public traffic
- Age: Paced for most ages. If a child cannot independantly ride a bike and keep up with the group, trailers are available.
adult size bikes 5′ & up
youth bike size 4’11” – 3’8″, Burley Trailers, Tagalongs
- Gratuities not included
* Please note that our bookings are based on size of bike, not age. If a child is over 5′, they will be charged as an adult.
- Friendly, Trained and Knowledgeable Guide
- Bike & Helmet Rental
- Two Way Van Shuttle
- 3 Hour Interpretation
- Best views of Grand Canyon & Colorado River
- Excellent area for wildlife opportunities. Although not guaranteed… elk, condor, deer, eagles, tarantulas, big horned sheep frequent this corridor.
- Mar 12, 2022 – Oct 23, 2022:
Check In 9:00
- Oct 24,2022 -Mar 9, 2023
After boarding the van with our bikes in tow, we bypass the challenging uphill section of the road to begin the tour at Hopi Point. From there the tour proceeds westward for 5.5 miles (9 km) of easy riding; stopping at jaw-dropping lookouts along the way to take in the sights and hear interesting information about the natural and human history of the area. The tour ends at Hermit’s Rest where you can take your picture with the historic bell that graces the entrance to the 1914 Mary Jane Colter building. From Hermit’s rest our van will return you and your bikes to our location next to the Visitor Center. This is a fantastic tour for everyone including families with children!
NOTE* Children are permitted on the bike tours. We charge by height. Any youth or child over 5 feet tall will be considered an adult price. Please be mindful that these tours include other guests. Children should be able to have capacity to listen to interpretive pieces by guides, keep up with general pace of group riding and be obedient to safety instruction and remain in control at all times during the ride.
The Red Bicycle Route depicts the Hermit Road Tour’s path. Click here to download a high res PDF map.
Can you rent an e-bike for a tour?
No, e-bikes are currently not authorized by NPS for tours.
Are there a lot of uphills on Hermit Road Tour?
This route bypasses the very steep sections and has only mild inclines and declines. There is a small section which is too strenuous for some to pedal, and guides with accommodate a slower walking pace through this area to help if needed.
What’s different about the Hermit and Yaki Tour?
The Yaki tour departs right from the shop so it takes less time. It is more greenway riding and Canyon vistas. There is generally more interaction with people on this route. The Hermit Road tour requires a shuttle and goes to a more remote area of the Park so it takes more time. There are views of the Colorado River and more terrain variety on the Hermit Road tour as well.
We always recommend reservations whenever possible. Walk-up availability is on a first-come-first-serve basis and is on a weather-dependent basis in the winter months.
Bright Angel Bicycles LLC
10 S. Entrance Road
Grand Canyon, AZ, 86023
Bright Angel Bicycles & Cafe at Mather Point is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service, Dept. of the Interior. All prices and services are regulated by NPS.