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Rim Rock Trail – Southern Utah

TheĀ Rim Rock trail system is part of the Santa Clara River Preserve.
They are a system of trails with the name Rim Rock:

This review includes : Rim Ramble, Rim Reaper and Rim Rock.

From Saint George Utah follow Bluff Street North to Sunset Blvd. Stay in the left lane on Bluff street and it will turn left directly onto Sunset Blvd. You will need to then merge to the right to stay on Sunset. Follow this road past Albertson’s and Lin’s Marketplace. The road will turn into Santa Clara Dr. Follow this through town until the road starts to turn right.

On your left you will see a bridge leading across the river. The road now turns to dirt, it gets pretty bumpy after rain storms. People like to take their 4×4 on this road and cause huge ruts. Follow this road up the hill staying to the left. When you are near the ridge there will be one road that takes of to the left. Do not follow just stay on the current road going west. It will dead end at a gate. This is the beginning of the the trail system.

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This is a great afternoon ride. Just enough to get the heart pumping, you will gain over 400 ft in climb. Most of this is right at the beginning, I have ridden this trail several times over the past few months. I have hit almost every condition. Rim Rock is the best when it is a little damp. There is a lot of loose rock in parts and you have to be careful when you hit the breaks. We took a friend on rim rock and rim runner who is a novice. They made it OK but we had to stop and wait several times. They were unsure on how narrow the single track gets in parts.

Expect Lots of cross over from dirt to riding on rock. Make sure you bring a camera the view is amazing. From the top of Rim Rock you will be able to see down towards the Arizona strip and the gorge. Rim Reaper will give the greatest views of the Ivins Red mountain and Snow Canyon.

As for the trail itself, It is very well maintained. Lots of great care has gone into this trail system to allow us to see this amazing area of southern utah. Lets keep southern Utah mountain biking alive and support the local BLM by staying on the trails. Rim Rock, Rim Reaper, Rim Ramble and Rim Runner are awesome trails. Please share your experiences with us. Leave us some comments.

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