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    Virgin Utah Questions?

    Was thinking about making a quick trip out to Virgin.
    Is it moslty freeride or is there good Trail rides around?
    Whats that like?
    Where to stay?...Cheap cheap
    any bike shops near by
    If I am fogetting anything and you guys could add please do
    Thanks

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    Virgin Trails

    Jem Trail, Rockville bench and Gooseberry Mesa are right there. There are no hotels in Virgin but plenty to choose from down the road in Hurricane or up in Springdale. More pricey in Springdale. There is a bike shop up in Springdale but I don't know much about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairyweatherider
    Jem Trail, Rockville bench and Gooseberry Mesa are right there. There are no hotels in Virgin but plenty to choose from down the road in Hurricane or up in Springdale. More pricey in Springdale. There is a bike shop up in Springdale but I don't know much about it.
    Thanks,
    Looks like we will be staying in Hurricane.
    Want to do some freeriding and trail ridding seems like its a pretty good spot for that.

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    For all your "Virgin" info....

    Look up "Shuntavi" he is a moderator on the dh/fr forum and Virgin local.
    He he can hook you up.
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    Travelodge

    I've had good luck staying at the Travelodge in Hurricane. Nothing fancy, but quiet and clean, never been hassled about bikes in the rooms...not too expensive either.

    Quote Originally Posted by Konaloco
    Thanks,
    Looks like we will be staying in Hurricane.
    Want to do some freeriding and trail ridding seems like its a pretty good spot for that.
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    You can camp right around the Gooseberry trail, but I think its pretty primative. Its also right by the park...so I'm sure there's some hotels or camping nearby. You'll have a blast on GB...fun technical trail with plenty of drops of all sizes to choose from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Konaloco
    Was thinking about making a quick trip out to Virgin.
    Is it moslty freeride or is there good Trail rides around?
    Whats that like?
    Where to stay?...Cheap cheap
    any bike shops near by
    If I am fogetting anything and you guys could add please do
    Thanks
    Hurricane is a good hub for all that's available in So. Utah. If you're looking for more dining and entertainment options head into St. George (10-15 min from hotel). As far as bike shops give Kong a call over at Desert Cycles in St. George (435) 674-2929. If you're shipping your bike he'll receive it and have it ready for you when you arrive.

    FWIW my list of Must Do's while in So. Utah are in order...

    Gooseberry
    Little Creek
    Barrel Rolls/Race Cource
    Bear Claw Poppy
    Rockville Bench (formerly known as Slickrock Swamp)
    Jem/Goulds/Hurrican Rim
    Church Rocks

    Good luck,
    Crash

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG
    Barrel Rolls/Race Cource

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    I'm not familiar with this one. Care to enlighten a frequent So Utah flyer?
    I agree with your list and would add Broken Mesa Rim just north of St. George and don't forget to do Stucki Springs as well when you do Bear Claw/Poppy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTheDOG

    FWIW my list of Must Do's while in So. Utah are in order...

    Gooseberry
    Little Creek
    Barrel Rolls/Race Cource
    Bear Claw Poppy
    Rockville Bench (formerly known as Slickrock Swamp)
    Jem/Goulds/Hurrican Rim
    Church Rocks

    Good luck,
    Crash
    Thanks for the great list. I'm planning a December trip, and I'm trying to collect a list of must-do technical trails. I'm also dropping by Bootleg, but it looks like these trails should keep me busy for a few days if I can get in two trails a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    I'm not familiar with this one. Care to enlighten a frequent So Utah flyer?
    I agree with your list and would add Broken Mesa Rim just north of St. George and don't forget to do Stucki Springs as well when you do Bear Claw/Poppy.
    Race course is in Green Valley. The Red Rock Rampage race in March uses the course. The Barrel Trail links the top of this course to the top of the hill you go over to get around the loop. It comes out right at the big new waater tank there. The Barrel Trail (named for some huge fat Barrel Cacti along the route) is way more technical than any of the other GV rides. Some nice white slickrock areas to play around on and big views when it climbs up to the edge of the mesa. Nice Trail. I'll take you on it next time you are down this way - and another great ride out there only a few folks know about and I don't even know the proper name of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mealsonwheels
    Thanks for the great list. I'm planning a December trip, and I'm trying to collect a list of must-do technical trails. I'm also dropping by Bootleg, but it looks like these trails should keep me busy for a few days if I can get in two trails a day.
    If you are in the Spingdale area and need a bikeshop or trail directions look up Fred at Zion cycles in downtown Springdale, he's real helpful. His shop is out behind a pizza or italian place on the main drag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairyweatherider
    The Barrel Trail (named for some huge fat Barrel Cacti along the route) is way more technical than any of the other GV rides.
    You'll have to excuse my ignorance in calling it the "Barrel Rolls"... mental note to self, "It's called the Barrel Trail."


    Quote Originally Posted by minkhiller
    If you are in the Spingdale area and need a bikeshop or trail directions look up Fred at Zion cycles in downtown Springdale, he's real helpful. His shop is out behind a pizza or italian place on the main drag.
    I stopped in Zion Cycles on Saturday for the first time, and met Fred. Very nice guy. Non-pretentious, easy going and very helpful. Can't vouch for his wrenching skills, but Id give the guy my business before Springville Cycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minkhiller
    If you are in the Spingdale area and need a bikeshop or trail directions look up Fred at Zion cycles in downtown Springdale, he's real helpful. His shop is out behind a pizza or italian place on the main drag.
    Right on. Thanks

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    I had an awesome time in St George.
    Kong and Dave at Desert Cycles totally hooked us up those guys rock.
    We rode the Jem Trail, The gooseberry slickrock, and church rocks.
    Anyway I really want to get back out there.
    How is the Riding in the winter december/january?

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    It just depends. I remember a few years back, when I was still living in Cali, I rode Gooseberry in January, and there were very few snow patches. The trail was all clear. This year however who knows. The snow line today is very low from last nights rain. I'm betting that Gooseberry, and Littlecreek got a pretty good dusting. Best thing to do would be to give a local a call, and see what conditions are like as your trip grows closer.
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