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Bearclaw Poppy Trail



4.2 mile 6.8 kilometer point to point


Ascent: 133' 40 m
Descent: -460' -140 m
High: 2,989' 911 m
Low: 2,576' 785 m


Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)


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Trail shared by Kevin Christopherson

A very good descent that connects to many other trails.

Kevin Christopherson

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To get here, drive up W Canyon View Dr. on the west side of St. George until it ends and becomes BLM land. You'll drop down from the mesa into the desert where you'll see trails going off in every direction.

As you look west from this point, there is a large gap in the land that rises before you. Stay to the right side of this gap and follow the gravel road up toward a water tank and parking lot. Climb to the parking lot (high clearance vehicles can drive to the lot), continue on to the fence at the top of the climb.

At the fence, lift your bike over the bike gate, and get ready for fun. There are signed easy and difficult routes to get you down the Acid Drops. Make your choice and have fun. Once you are at the bottom of the Acid Drops turn left and let it rip. Downhill traffic has the right-of-way on this trail. There is some two-way traffic so be alert.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed


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May 4, 2020
Tim Knox
Fun loop through the desert! — 1h 01m
Mar 30, 2020
Mickey M
2 people. Subaru Forster — 4h 30m
Mar 25, 2020
Troy Coil
Mar 4, 2020
Dave Miller
Feb 11, 2020
Travis Anderson
15mi — 1h 30m
Jan 18, 2020
Nick Ludlow
Nov 22, 2019
Pete Januszewski
Oct 21, 2019
Woolfman B
awesome rode with the kids. plenty of flowy bumps. mild climb and then moderate downhill. I was with 10, 12, and 14 year olds. the 10 and 12 are en… 9.6mi — 1h 30m

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This is such a beautiful and challenging trail! Domelike rock and gorgeous views of St George in the background.
Apr 13, 2017 near Santa C…, UT
Acid dropping!
Apr 5, 2016 near Santa C…, UT
Going down the acid drops.
Apr 5, 2016 near Santa C…, UT
Dropping on the acid drops.
Apr 5, 2016 near Santa C…, UT
Very bike friendly bike repair stand in the parking lot.
Apr 5, 2016 near Saint G…, UT
From the top, it's intimidating, but once you get your lines figured out it's fun.
Apr 6, 2016 near Santa C…, UT

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