It’s just 6.5 miles from Tusayan, AZ to bicycle into Grand Canyon National Park on the Greenway Trail. The Trail is 13 miles long and is a new way to enjoy your visit to the Grand Canyon.
The National Park Service completed this greenway to provide a healthy outdoor activity to park visitors and another means of access to the Park in 2012. There is a parking lot that has 100 new spaces for visitors to the Canyon on the North side of Tusayan shortly before the Entrance Gate to Grand Canyon National Park.
Superintendent Uberauga then rode his bike the 6.5 miles to the Bright Angel Bicycles concession at the National Park’s Visitor Center when it opened in September 2012. Bright Angel Bicycles also offers a Grab & Go food service for the Visitor Center area.
According to Superintendent Uberuaga, the event and the three new facilities were all about connections — connections between the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service, the park and the community of Tusayan, Arizona.
The Greenway Trail provides a healthy, fun and exciting new way to experience the Grand Canyon. For those with bicycles, simply bring you own…but if you’d like to rent, be sure you contact Bright Angel Bicycles at 928-679-0992.