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    SW Utah - Trail Reco - Nov 28 & 29

    Dear Utahns: I'm in Vegass for some very boring meetings next week. While not the worst place for a meeting, business has a way of driving me to the hills. So, I've decided to rent a big, US-built SUV and make my way to the St. George area on the 28th and 29th to do some riding. I am considering Green Trail/Bearclaw Poppy on the Friday and Gooseberry on the Saturday. Then i hope to ride Bootleg Canyon before my smelly flight back to the dismal and depressing east on Sunday. Is this the best 3 day program I can assemble? I am open to any suggestions as to what might be better (slickrock awamp? little creek mesa? JEM?). Thanks.

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    Sounds pretty good the goose is pretty amazing trail. What kind of riding are u looking for? Greenvalley is a pretty short trail depending on when you arrive on friday youd have time for more trails.

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    JEM(Virgin) , Little Creek, and Zen ( Santa Clara) are all good trails. If you get a chance and want a real edge experience, try Grafton Mesa outside of Rockville. You'll also want to check out Show Me the Money. Full body armor highly recommended. Enjoy yourself.

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    I would most likely stick with gooseberry mesa for your saturday ride(thats one of the best trails down here in my opinion), maybe add jem trail later in the afternoon if ur a strong rider. slick rock swamp is similar to gooseberry just shorter and less technical areas, but also has amazing views. green valley loop is pretty short as an out and back. like an hour i think. so you might want to add another trail. zen is nearby and so is barrel trail(dh stunts with fun singletrack) and barrel roll (xc but has some flowy sections)

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    Also keep in mind.

    That goose is 5-10 degrees cooler then st george. It is not unusal to have highs in the 40's in St Geroge this time of year, but you may see some days in the 70's as well.
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    Big Thanks to all. I think i may nix green vallet for slick rock swamp. For the goose: bring on the "cold"--40's low is 10 degrees higher than my current high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel
    I think i may nix green vallet for slick rock swamp.
    Guacamole is a good alternative to Slickrock Swamp. I think it has more flow.

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    Yeah but

    Why go to gooseberry if its 45 degrees in st geroge and ride where its 38? I am just saying if it is chiily out you will be more comfortable in St geroge. And in my opinion gooseberry is over-rated anyway.
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    Dont know what next weekend is supposed to be but it sure hasnt been in the 40's in st george yet. Went on two rides this weekend in tshirts and shorts and was sweating still. Unless a cold front moves thru Id say its perfect whether for the goose. As far as it being over rated thats a matter of opinion. If you like lots of slickrock type obstacles its heavan if your looking for long flowing singletrack dont go there.

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    Nothing like some a/c to cool you down while your out having fun

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    The forecast isnt the prettiest thing i've ever seen for hurricane--much better for henderson, nv. i'm gonna extend my hotel rez in vegas to leave my options open in case i wimp out--worst case i ride Nevada--could be a lot worse. thanks again for all the recos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel
    --worst case i ride Nevada--could be a lot worse.
    Indeed. If you do decide to stay in/near Vegas be sure and do the Cowboy trails along with Bootleg, of course.

    Shoot us a line over in NV forum if you want some route suggestions or ride partners.
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