The Whole Guacamole For Mountain Biking
The 71st most popular mountain bike trail in Utah.
Saturday 1 July 2017 06:59 GMT
Northeast of Hurricane and northwest of Rockville, The Whole Guacamole is an 11 mile mountain bike trail with 600 feet of elevation change. The route combines slickrock riding and singletrack that is blazed by painted white dots and small rock cairns, respectively. The Whole Guacamole starts with an out-and-back stretch from the trailhead and connects with a loop that is best ridden clockwise. It passes through a juniper and sage desert environment that has plentiful petrified wood laying about.
With the rugged Smithsonian Butte Road out of Rockville now too hazardous for reaching Gooseberry Mesa, this trail has beecome the best mountain biking trail in the greater Rockville/Springdale Area, unless you want to head further east to the JEM Trail / Hurricane Rim.
To reach the trailhead from Springdale, head west on SR9 thru Rockville. Continue past Rockville for 8 miles. Turn right heading north on the dirt Dalton Wash Road 4 miles up onto the mesa. Once on top, veer right for 0.25 miles to parking. The last mile of road is narrow, rugged 4WD track that can be very challenging when wet and is best avoided.
Note: Even into June, the mosquitos and gnats can be ferocious on the mesa. Make sure to bring plenty of bug spray.
Overall, The Whole Guacamole is the 71st most popular mountain bike trail of all 73 mountain biking rides in Utah. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby The Whole Guacamole including Hurricane Rim Trail, Wire Mesa Loop and Gooseberry Mesa.