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Mountain Biking in St. George

Hurricane and St. George | Utah
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Top three reasons to mountain bike in St. George

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    Stunning views, outstanding desert singletrack and very, very few crowds

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    Even the best riders in the world are challenged by the world-class terrain 

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    If you count Hurricane, there is enough trail options to fill up a week or more

Tucked away in southwestern Utah, Hurricane and St. George are two small, neighboring towns with epic mountain bike offerings! You can count on plenty of slickrock, stunning views into Zion National Park and a MTB scene that is fully vested in bringing out the best this area has to offer. The area is also home to the Gooseberry Mesa and Little Creek Mesa — world-famous slickrock trails in their own right. Also on offer are classic trails like JEM, the renowned IMBA Epic Hurricane Rim Loop and other favorites like the Kentucky Lucky Chicken. If you want to go further afield, Thunder Mountain and the Red Canyon Loop are well worth the journey just two hours to the northeast. Don’t wait any longer and explore these magnificent trails that will quench your thirst for adventure!

Season

Year-round, but spring and fall are ideal

Nearest city

Las Vegas, CA, is two hours away

Duration

1 day

Skill level

Beginner to advanced

Itineraries

Choose how you spend your day

Full-Day Gooseberry Mesa Mountain Biking Tour

Full-day

Saddle up and get ready to ride Utah’s premiere slickrock trail. Gooseberry Mesa promises mile after mile of descents, ledges, bowls, and climbs, all on fantastic sandstone that pairs perfectly with mountain bike tires. Spend your time exploring the Slickrock mazes and learn about the area from your guide. The trail offers something for every skill level, although intermediate and advanced riders will enjoy rock rollers and steep uphill grinds more. Come ride the trail that gives Moab a run for its money!

Total length: 12 miles
Skill level: Beginner to advanced

Full-Day Thunder Mountain Biking Tour

Full-day

Though technically not in either Hurricane or St. George, Thunder Mountain is rapidly becoming a mountain biking objective for intermediate and advanced mountain bikers visiting southwestern Utah. Located past Zion National Park and just shy of Bryce National Park, Thunder Mountain demands fitness, but the rewards are many. You will bomb through fast downhill sections but not before earning your turns with thrilling switchbacks and climbs! The first part of the ride that passes through the Red Canyon is a paved bike trail suitable for beginners as well, so if you’re ready for a challenge, the rewards are plentiful!

Total length: 14.7 miles
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced

Full-Day Hurricane, JEM, and Goulds Rim Mountain Biking Tour

Full-day

If you are still new to mountain biking but want to try out your endurance, join your guide for an exhilarating half-day tour of the area! Approximately 25mi. in length, the combination of these trails makes for a great full day mountain bike ride for most people.  This ride is strenuous because of its length but only moderately technical. Most people have a new found love for the desert landscape after this ride as the views are tremendous and the riding continues for miles and miles of sculpted singletrack.

Total length: approx. 25 miles
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced

Half-Day Navajo Tour

Half-day

Explore the high country with a guide! At just over 9000ft, the air gets a little bit thinner but the scenery becomes amazing. This Aspen-clad lake loop is approximately 12 miles long and provides an opportunity to look down the Zion Canyon. Escape the heat of the Californian sun, as temps can be as much as 20 degrees cooler at this altitude. Join your guide on this technical and unforgettable adventure and let them take you through one of the best rides of your life!

Total length: 12 miles
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced
Drive time: approx. 1.5 hours

The price of this adventure is higher due to transportation and travel time.

Things to know

Things to know

Covid measures in St. George

57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in St. George, please refer to the official Government of Utah website.

Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

What’s included?

This is what you get on a one-day adventure:

    • An experienced MTB guide with extensive local knowledge of the area
    • Transportation to and from the trailhead

What is not included:

    • Transportation to St. George or Hurricane
    • Accommodation
    • Meals and snacks
    • Mountain bike rentals

Mountain bike rentals are available for an added fee from $50 from your guide.

How fit do I need to be?

You will need to be able to bike between three and seven hours, depending on the itinerary you choose. The terrain around Hurricane and St. George is various and accommodates all technical skill levels. For those more advanced, the loose, steep singletracks are one of its strongest selling points. There are plenty of trails suitable for beginners and family getaways, while there are also trails that even the most experienced among the group will find challenging. Keep in mind — opting for the full day option means more biking, which is strenuous even if you stay on beginner level trails.

What do I need to bring?

You’ll need:

    • Comfortable riding or athletic clothing, preferably moisture-wicking or synthetic material 
    • Sneakers or sport shoes
    • Breathable outside layer or jacket
    • Sunglasses
    • Plenty of water, water bottle or hydration bladder
    • Daypack with snacks
    • Biking gloves are optional but recommended
    • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)

Wear comfortable riding or athletic clothing, preferably moisture wicking or synthetic material. Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season.

Group sizes and age requirements

Group sizes and prices:

    • For these private adventures, the maximum client to guide ratio is 6:1.
    • The cost per person decreases as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to go mountain biking with friends and family. 

Mountain biking in St. George can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

Min. age requirements:

    • Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to book this course. 
    • Children as young as 10 are able to go on trips with a legal guardian. That said, if you have a young rider strong enough to handle sustained climbs (either riding or walking their bike) of hundreds of feet, and rough terrain, then they may be able to participate on a case-by-case basis. 

If your party has minors younger than 18 years old, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

Getting there and meeting location

There are several airport options for getting to St. George. Salt Lake City (SLC) is about a five-hour drive. Las Vegas (LAS) is much closer, being just over a two-hour drive, and St. George (SGU) has a regional airport. Regardless of which airport you choose, SLC or LAS, you can utilize the St. George Express shuttle service.

Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Hurricane/St. George or their bike shop. From there, you’ll head to your tour. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and ability of the group.

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