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Mostly easy slickrock with beautiful vistas and even a few dinosaur tracks thrown in.

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3,355' 1,023 m


2,967' 904 m


728' 222 m


727' 222 m



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This has been hidden from our maps to prevent overlap with existing trails, or because our research has found there is no legal access.

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This ride is part of the Prospector/Church Rocks/Dino Cliffs trail network. It's fairly easy slickrock and singletrack riding. Some of it is not clearly marked, but the loop is definitely worth some path finding effort. Be sure to look for the dinosaur tracks about six miles into the ride.


This is a great loop with with lots of slickrock, and can be linked with Prospector for a longer ride. You can ride it year round. This is a good "sampler" of southern Utah trails.

There is no sign marking the trailhead at Highland Park, but it's easy to find. Leave the Highland Park parking lot, and follow the paved road (Horizon Parkway) a short distance northeast as it wraps around the park until the pavement ends. Pass the large boulders blocking the end of the paved road, and ride onto some old cement.

The singletrack starts just past the cement. After 0.8 miles the singletrack crosses doubletrack going west through an open gate. Just after you pass through the gate take the singletrack on your left and follow it the short distance to a rocky descent. That trail goes downhill to a large tunnel that takes you under the I-15 freeway.

A section of the trail upstream of the tunnel was recently washed away by a flash flood. Experts can still ride this section, for everyone else, simply hike-a-bike about fifty feet up the wash until you hit the singletack. Stay right at the first intersection. The fun starts here. There's short climbing and descending on classic Utah slickrock as you follow the signs counter-clockwise around Church Rocks. Take time to enjoy the views.

I prefer to ride the Church Rocks trail clockwise and "figure-eight' it to get to Dino Cliffs, but I mapped it here counter-clockwise because it's easier for new comers to follow to the Dino Cliffs connection. The figure-eight option is not too hard to figure out if your study the map. Both ways are good.

As you drop down the last long slickrock section on Church Rocks (mile 3.3) stay right and veer up the wash (west). Branch off of Church Rocks and climb the relatively steep hill to the left (south). After cresting the hill, turn left at the intersection and then right down the south side of the hill. This is a short section of the Prospector trail. About half way down the hill (mile 4.0) look for the singletrack that branches to the right. It climbs onto a sandstone ledge. Follow this for about a half mile and then cross a doubletrack.

Look for the Dino Cliffs sign and singletrack that climbs the hill across the road. Follow this trail for about a mile (mile 5.2) and you'll see a short connector trail that continues straight. This trail is now marked "closed", but is still used by hikers and bikers that want to avoid the sandy hill climb. Turn right and try your skill climbing the sandy hill. Look for the dinosaur tracks on the slickrock in the wash bottom before the sandy hill.

I make the climb on good days, and I walk it on others. At the top of the hill, cross the fence, go left and make your way back to the Grapevine trailhead on the doubletrack that follows the fence line. At the trailhead go north through the gate (mile 6.6) and up the doubletrack for about 0.3 miles. Watch for the singletrack on your right. There is a trail sign for the Grapevine trail. Turn right just before this sign and follow it back under I-15 (Of course, as an alternative you could simply continue back to Church Rocks on the Grapevine trail and return to your vehicle from there. That is not how I mapped it here.).

There are three tunnels here. Immediately after passing through the third tunnel, make a right turn up the hill and wind around and above the tunnel (clover leaf fashion) and go north onto the doubletrack road (mile 7.3). Follow this doubletrack and skirt the fence to the right. Continue heading north toward the hill with the water tank. Take the first doubletrack climb up the hill and hop back onto the singletrack back to Highland Park.

You can also access this ride from the Grapevine trailhead or by parking near the Maverick convenience store just off the Washington Parkway exit on I-15.


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Kevin Christopherson

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Catching a little air off one of the small drops on Church Rocks!
Oct 31, 2016 near Washington, UT
Grapevine is a great trail system with plenty of scenic vistas.
May 10, 2017 near Washington, UT
Be courteous to other trail users.
Oct 19, 2013 near Washington, UT
A little rock arch serves as a natural frame for your awesome MTB photos!
May 10, 2017 near Washington, UT
Entering the tunnel from the downstream (south) side.
Aug 4, 2013 near Washington, UT
This pic speaks for it's self.
Oct 19, 2013 near Washington, UT


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Jun 23, 2023
Efrain Martinez
Mar 25, 2023
Chris Constantine
Dino Rocks
Jun 16, 2022
Jaxon Keeler
Jun 5, 2022
Anna Rollins
Hot and dry. Sand goes away after first bit 9.4mi — 5h 00m
Mar 18, 2022
Ryan Wolffe
The trails off of and near Highland Park parking are completely gone as new housing development going in.
Feb 24, 2022
Jacee Hammons
Awesome. Not too hard but still has some fun techy sections and cool drops! The culvert that gets you under the highway is dark with low visibility.
Aug 25, 2021
Mountain Gold
Apr 23, 2021
Jessie Evans

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