The Whole Guacamole For Mountain Biking

The 72nd most popular mountain bike trail in Utah.

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 72nd most popular mountain bike trail of all 73 mountain biking rides in Utah.

The Whole Guacamole Mountain Biking

The Whole Guacamole Mountain Biking

MORE INFORMATION

Local Contact(s):  BLM St George Office (435) 688-3200; Zion Cycles, Springdale (435) 772-0400

Best Season:  Mar - Nov

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Flanigans Inn (800) 765-RSVP; Terrace Brook Lodge (800) 342-6779; Zion CG (435) 772-3237

Luxury Loding:  Zion Park Lodge (435) 772-3213; Desert Pearl Inn, Springdale (435) 772-8888

Breakfast Restaurant:  Deep Creek Coffee; Oscars Cafe

Reference Source:  click here https://www.blm.gov/mountainbike/utah/gooseberrymesa.html

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  6/6/2017

ID:  25162

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