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    Little Creek Mesa

    My husband and I are heading to St. George over Veteran's weekend and rode Little Creek years ago, but understand things have changed. Does anyone know of a link to an updated trail map...all I have is Utah mountain biking's link which I'm hearing may not be accurate. Does this trail get a lot of use?

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    Stop into Over the Edge in Hurricane be happy to give you some pointers and draw in all the loops on the adventure maps we sell..
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    I would not ride little creek without a guide.

    Or at least a solid GPS track. The trail is hard to find and harder to follow. Go with someone that knows the trail your first time. Lots of people will chime in and say that it is not so hard to find and with just a little looking around you will be able to follow the trail just fine. I have been there like 10 times and still don't think I could find the trailhead in the mess of dirt roads. Once you find the trail it is not at all easy to follow. There are a few cairns and some areas of singletrack but you are going to spend alot of time riding around in circles looking for which way the trail goes. Use GPS or a Guide. Ride Goosberry, Barrell Roll, Zen, Church rocks etc. All are much easier to find and well traveled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suzwilson
    My husband and I are heading to St. George over Veteran's weekend and rode Little Creek years ago, but understand things have changed. Does anyone know of a link to an updated trail map...all I have is Utah mountain biking's link which I'm hearing may not be accurate. Does this trail get a lot of use?

    Thanks Guys!
    Problem is that there is very little "Official" trail on Little Creek. So maps are not going to show the vast majority of what is available to ride.

    Seems lots of folks get lost and then plow off trail and wonder around leaving tire tracks in all sorts of places that they don't belong. The BLM takes note of this and it make our process of mainstreaming Little Creek even harder.

    Little Creek Mesa was pretty much HQ for the ancient tribes that lived here and there are a lot of burial sites, ruins and artifacts scattered about. Hike it some day and you'll be surprised at how much is out there.
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    If you've done it once and have a decent map you won't have any trouble following it. I was able to google a great map and driving directions a couple of years ago and had no problem navigating it even though I'd only done it one other time a couple years before that with a local group who did the driving and trail navigation with me just following someone's rear wheel.

    STS at OTE will hook you up.

    Edit: Here's the link I found that was most helpful from bikerag.com. It has a map of the trail, driving directions and a link to a driving map.

    Great trail. I'm jealous.
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    thanks so much for driving directions and link!

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    Horrible, trail don't do it. You won't like it at all...

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    So we rode Goose all day Saturday and it was a bit full and a little "kooky"... and then we went to Little Creek Sunday....... besides our group there was not another soul on the entire trail system. Strange.
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    The only time I got lost in Utah was... when I was looking for the LIttle Mesa trailhead. Still a mystery to me.
    If not biking, then what?

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    If anybody is interested i'll be headed up on Thursday.... 9am meet at Over The Edge Sports in hurricane.... 3-4 hours no drop ride with a few single speeders
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    How are SS bikes on Little Creek?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c-record
    How are SS bikes on Little Creek?
    Seems to be a nice SS area. No lung busting climbs on Goose or LC...
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    Yea, I was wondering on the gearing for the short but steep stuff. Maybe just charge it and grind up??

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    Quote Originally Posted by c-record
    Yea, I was wondering on the gearing for the short but steep stuff. Maybe just charge it and grind up??
    32x20 works well around these parts =) siren is geared 30x18 right now and my drop bar gryphon is geared 38x22
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTP
    The only time I got lost in Utah was... when I was looking for the LIttle Mesa trailhead. Still a mystery to me.
    Most of the roads on Little Creek are loops. If you keep driving, eventually you will get to the trail head.

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    The trail is a stem and loop. Easy to follow as long as you find the stem back to the trail head. Last time I went I tied a plastic shopping bag to a tree to mark the turn back to the trailhead. I prevented me from starting a 2nd loop. My 1st trip there I missed the turn off and then noticed I was following my own tire tracks. It got dark before I found the turn and it ended up being a very late evening.
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