Click and download the below map for the most direct, bicycle-friendly routes to the Zoo from nearby neighborhoods. 

Why bike to the zoo?

FUN: With friends and family, or even by yourself, biking is fun!

HEALTH: Biking can reduce stress, improve brain performance, help prevent disease and control issues like attention deficit disorder.

It’s good for your cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and it’s a great way to burn calories!

SEE NATURE: Papago Park is full of native species that you can encounter up close on a bike.

FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE: Biking instead of driving reduces your carbon emissions.

SAVE MONEY: Traveling by bike instead of automobile can save you money on fuel, vehicle wear & tear or public transport fares.

Remember …

  • Dress weather appropriate and don’t forget sunscreen and water!
  • Share the way. Other cyclists, hikers and their pets use these paths as well.
  • Bring a bike lock and lock your bike at the racks near the front gate. For safety reasons, the Zoo does not allow bikes on grounds.

Disclaimer: Phoenix Zoo in no way warrants the safety or condition of the routes indicated on this map. Bicyclists assume the risk to their own safety when using the map, and Phoenix Zoo shall not be held responsible for any damages arising from its use.

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The Phoenix Zoo is one of the largest non-profit zoos in the U.S., caring for over 3,000 animals, with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened/endangered species.

Giraffe peeking out