Navajo Lake Loop Trail #32022

 6 votes

11.2 Miles 18.0 Kilometers

90%

Singletrack

635' 194 m

Ascent

-635' -194 m

Descent

9,409' 2,868 m

High

9,060' 2,761 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

All Clear

9,409' 2,868 m

High

9,060' 2,761 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

A beautiful trail around Navajo Lake in the Dixie National Forest.

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Overview

Navajo Lake Loop is one of the best trails in the area and very popular with people looking to escape the desert heat. It is located near Brianhead Ski/MTB Resort in the Dixie National Forest. Camping is available nearby at the Te-ah campground and various free BLM campsites.

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Check ahead for Trail conditions as tree fall sometimes isn't cleared until mid June from winter snows.

Description

The Navajo Lake Loop Trail is an intermediate technical and aerobic singletrack loop running around Navajo Lake near Brian Head. The trailhead starts at 9200' of altitude and climbs only to 9400'

The trail base is mostly packed dirt, a 1/4 mile section at the east end of the lake takes you through a lava field with crushed cinder on the trail. There is a very short challenging climb midway through the lava.

Most consider Navajo best to be ridden CCW which makes most of the climbing in the first mile and a half. You can view the lake from the entire length of the trail.

From the trailhead, ride west back on the dirt road. You'll ride a short paved section through a camp then on to singletrack for the rest of the ride. On the South side of the lake there are a couple options to join other trails including the Virgin River Rim Trail that can join back to the Navajo Loop further east.

While most of the climbing comes fairly early, there are still many small climbs along the way as you enjoy rolling through the many Pines and Aspens. Stop midway to grab a snack and just lay back and breath in the natural beauty.

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Sep 3, 2016
Steve Norvell
Good ride 10.8mi
Oct 11, 2015
brian taylor
Jul 1, 2015
Nordic Shredgnar
High alpine nirvana. Tall grass, wildflowers, pine and aspen groves. A great vegas escape.
Jun 9, 2015
Jim Cruz
Deadfall has been cleared. Trail in great shape.
Oct 19, 2014
Shanti Colangelo-Curran
Followed the driving directions from the link & it sent me to the far end of the lake. Pretty sure I should've started at the end closer to the ent... 8.5mi — 51h 55m
Jun 1, 2014
Matt Hage
Great fun ride at 9,000 ft. Just enough climbing to get HR up. Ride CW if you do want redline with straight up climb right off the bat. 10.8mi — 2h 00m
Jun 16, 2013
Markk Knowles

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  3.8 from 6 votes

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in Navajo Lake

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#65

in Utah

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All Clear on Sep 5, 2016

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