Petrified Forest National Park Biking

Bicycles are only allowed on paved park roads. They are not allowed on or off trails.

The Blue Mesa Loop Road offers cyclists a chance to get out of their vehicles and stretch their legs as they drive through the park. Park at the pullout adjacent to the Blue Mesa Loop Road turn off. The ride in and back out is approximately 3.5 miles and offers panoramic views from the edge of Blue Mesa with glimpses of petrified wood eroding from the landscape.

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