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    Hurricane Cliffs trails in the rain?

    Just wondering if the soil there turns to gumbo with some wetness. Coming in to town next week and it is calling for 30% chance of rain. Planning on the Hurricane/Gould/JEM loop.
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    Yes very muddy

    I don't want to endorse riding trails in the rain cause it damages them badly. The best places to ride in the rain are the roads. If you must ride a trail Paradise Canyon and Church rocks are alot of slickrock and can be ridden pretty well when its raining. Avoid the racecourse, bear claw poppy area if its been wet as it gets super messy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedalfaraway
    I don't want to endorse riding trails in the rain cause it damages them badly. The best places to ride in the rain are the roads. If you must ride a trail Paradise Canyon and Church rocks are alot of slickrock and can be ridden pretty well when its raining. Avoid the racecourse, bear claw poppy area if its been wet as it gets super messy.

    Not true of some trails. Depends on the mix of the soil. In any case, I will assume you mean this applies to the soil on these trails.

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    I would just head up to Gooseberry if it's that wet out. The bits of singletrack in between slickrock doesn't get too muddy-being decomposed Shinarump sandstone. Not much clay in it, as opposed to JEM which is down in the Moenkopi mudstone. The road to the TH will be worse part.

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    The JEM will handle a little moisture. Everything is so dry right now that all the trails will be ridable if wet. Now if we get sustained moisture JEM turns to glop. Like Pedalfaraway said, Church Rocks (Prospector) and Paradise are the best bets for wet rides. Goose handles the wet very well, however the road doesn't.
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