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    Looking to ride in St. George 4/7-4/11

    I will be in the St. George area April 7-11 this spring on a trip with my family.
    I want to get some good biking in and would love some company and local knowledge. I am a regular trail rider, no racer or freerider.

    If you'd be willing to share your dry trails with a Minnesotan looking for some sun, please let me know.

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    I work those days, so I can't join you for a ride, however I'd be happy to help you out with trail info.

    www.utahmountainbiking.com

    This site has the majority of local trails listed on it and you can search through the St. George or Gooseberry (Virgin/Zion) areas separately.

    My personal favorite loops in town are Zen Trail and Barrel Roll. Zen Trail is technical with a pretty good climb to start out and it is easy to get confused on your first time out. Barrel Roll is much more straight forward, has some technical riding and some great fast sections. It is also a little more straight forward as far as navigation goes.

    Don't know if you like to climb or hike, but Zen Trail is next to Zen Wall and Green Valley Gap, two excellent spots for sport climbing. Zen Trail would make a nice hike as well.

    Barrel Roll is just up the road from some awesome rock art.

    http://www.petroglyphs.us/photograph...ge_utah_AR.htm

    This is right down the road and a pretty good diversion. I'd plan on spending an hour or two out there if you go.

    If you want slick rock, Church Rocks is a decent option near town. Making the drive out to Little Creek, Gooseberry, or Guacamole Trail is well worth it. I believe Quentin at Over The Edge Bikes in Hurricane does a weekend group ride out there. Even if he doesn't the guys at that shop are awesome (Hi Dave!) and will point you in the right direction.

    Have fun on our trails! They are way different than anything you'll find in Minnesota. Moving here from back east the lack of trees and plethora of sharp pointy things took me a while to get used to.

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    I would avoid riding your bike while your out here. You'll never go home to Minnesota with your wife

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    Sorry to rain on your parade but it's raining again.
    If you are lucky some of the trails will be dry before you leave, maybe Church Rocks or Zen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can't get right
    Sorry to rain on your parade but it's raining again.
    If you are lucky some of the trails will be dry before you leave, maybe Church Rocks or Zen.

    He's coming in April, we're barely into March.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STT GUY
    He's coming in April, we're barely into March.
    \

    Haven't you seen the Ark that Cant get it right has been building?
    Read my BLOG!

    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot
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    Haven't you seen the Ark that Cant get it right has been building?
    I heard it is sponsored by Ray's. Floating post-apocalyptic skate park.......

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    Thanks,
    I did find the Utahmointainbiking.com site. It is very thorough.
    Are there any trails to the east of Zion around Hwy 89, or near Kodachrome SP, that would be open by April?

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    I dug into my old logs for Thunder mountain and it is usually ride-able by late april and a go for sure into may. You can ride cassidey trail(which faces south so is snow free faster) depending on snowpack a couple weeks before thunder but its a guessing game at the moment.
    There is some dinky small loops at kodachrome basin that ive rode when we stayed there for easter one year. Nothing to look forwarded too but if you want to, hey its there.

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