START: The race start of Stage 2 on Main Street in Panguitch. From Panguitch it’s a short 12-mile drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.
FINISH: Watch the exciting finish of Stage 2 in beautiful Torrey-- the gateway to Capital Reef National Park with miles of great roads for cycling. Get a ride in through one of the nation’s most beautiful and remote national parks and have time to watch the finish and visit the Backcountry.com Lifestyle Expo.
ALONG THE ROUTE: Stage 2 of the Tour traverses famous Highway 12. Along the 131-mile race route, you will find Bryce Canyon National Park, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Dixie National Forest, Petrified Forest State Park, the Burr Trail, Anasazi Village State Park and Capital Reef National Park. Pick a location and you can’t go wrong!
Please do not park on pullouts or at trailheads!
ESCALANTE – BOULDER: The 18 miles between Escalante and Boulder are some of the most. Start your bike ride from Escalante (be sure you stop at Kiva Coffeehouse for a pick-me-up at this scenic coffee shop). Select a spot up on the Hogsback to watch the racers suffer over the knife-edge climb through Utah red rock and Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. Finish your ride with a meal at the Burr Trail Café or Hell’s Backbone Grill in Boulder.