Navajo Lake Loop Trail #32022
ElevationAscent: 635' 194 m
Descent: -635' -194 m
High: 9,409' 2,868 m
Low: 9,060' 2,761 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)
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“A beautiful trail around Navajo Lake in the Dixie National Forest.”— Markk Knowles
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.
Local Club: Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association
May 14, 2019: 13th Hole – April 30, 2019
Apr 8, 2019: Iron Giants Trail – Fall of 2018
Land Manager: USFS - Dixie National Forest Office