Bearclaw Poppy and Snake Pit Loop

 9 votes

10.8 Miles 17.4 Kilometers

100%

Singletrack

628' 192 m

Ascent

-633' -193 m

Descent

3,117' 950 m

High

2,570' 783 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

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3,117' 950 m

High

2,570' 783 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

A ripping roller coaster ride that's fun for beginners and experts.

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This is the only true beginner trail in Saint George, but a trail that's fun for riders of every skill level. It's a smooth roller coaster and a blast for everyone. There are several ways to ride this network, but this is my favorite.

Need To Know

Downhill traffic has the right-of-way on the main Bearclaw Poppy Trail (the north trail), but there is always two-way traffic on this trail. Be courteous and be careful.

Description

This fast and fun loop starts at the end of Navajo Drive in the Bloomington area of Saint George. To minimize two-way traffic, and maximize fun, ride this trail in a figure eight, crossing over at the base of the Acid Drops. This trail network is a maze of trails, especially on the first few miles, and so it's impractical to provide turn by turn directions. The trails do come together as you ride, so most any trail will get you there.

To start this ride, cross the fence and take the Bloomington Microloop Trail on your left and follow it for about two miles to the base of the Acid Drops (steep hills coming through the pass to the north). The Bloomington Microloop is uphill only travel. Downhill traffic has the right-of-way on the north trail (Bearclaw Poppy Trail).

Cross over the Bearclaw Poppy Trail, but do not follow it through the pass over to Green Valley. Continue along the base of the bluff to Stucki Springs (mile 5.0) turn left and make your way over toward a the small dry wash. Take another left at about mile 6 and drop into the wash. This is the Snake Pit section. Let the fun begin. It is a ripping fast and smooth trial down through the wash. As the wash opens up, take a left back up to the base of the Acid Drops and go back down the Bearclaw Poppy roller coaster. Everyone loves this ride.

History & Background

This trail gets its name from a very rare flower that occurs in this area. The Bearclaw Poppy only blooms briefly in the spring and then disappears. This preserve, and mountain bike trail, is a direct result of efforts to protect this plant. Please tread lightly and stay on the trail.

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Aug 15, 2016
Chris Jones
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Apr 7, 2016
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Apr 2, 2016
Dave Wallace
Mar 23, 2016
Ryan Miller
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Mar 16, 2016
Dave Wallace
Jun 20, 2015
Chuck Werstak
Apr 5, 2015
Peggy Pruchnicki
Apr 1, 2015
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  3.9 from 9 votes

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All Clear on Aug 16, 2016
Dry - Rode last night and trail was in great condition
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