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A rolling climb with a roller coaster in the middle.


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Map Key

8.2

Miles

13.1

KM

90%

Singletrack

4,025' 1,227 m

High

3,756' 1,145 m

Low

517' 158 m

Up

517' 157 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Not Allowed

This route has been edited to start/end at the new (Spring '23) Sheep Bridge TH.

Overview

This ride combines the middle third of JEM Trail with Goosebumps. The combination makes a great loop ride. You have gorgeous views of the surrounding mesas and deep into the Virgin River Gorge.

Need to Know

Bring water and food!

Description

From the Sheep Bridge TH, head north on the Cryptobionic trail for a short connection to the JEM Trail. Turn left (west) onto the JEM Trail as it climbs and bends to the south. Look for brown trail markers marking the JEM Trail. You'll continue climbing and will need to negotiate several step ups along the way. All of the technical features are walkable if needed but are a hoot to ride if you can manage to do so.

At mile three, you'll come to the intersection with Goosebumps - turn left. Goosebumps follows the contours of the mesa rising above you. The views are most excellent. The trail itself is pretty much a roller coaster, with short little climbs followed by short quick descents, over and over again.

In several places, the trail will split into a Blue and Green section. The Blues can be quite challenging. Riding along a short section at the top of a double fall line followed by a blind right turn with a pretty good descent. Scary, but doable though, just don't stop.

The green sections, on the other hand, are also quite fun and feature very nice smooth rollers that flow quite well. The advanced folks can really get going on them.

Eventually, the fun has to come to an end and Goosebumps finishes at a junction with several Jeep/ATV trails and Goosebump Rideout. Goosebump Rideout starts out as a Jeep trail, narrows to ATV, and finishes up as singletrack. It is a pretty rolling, swoopy descent.

You'll have to cross a road and continue on the singletrack till a junction marked Cryptobionic at the Sheep Bridge TH.

Contacts

Shared By:

Eric Decker with improvements by Daniel Schoon

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Photos

This is the part where JEM really gets rockin'
Apr 2, 2015 near Hurricane, UT
Shredding a little Ridge on Jem, Guided mountain bike trips @ https://www.wildmesamtb.com/.
Jul 21, 2022 near Hurricane, UT
Jammin' JEM.
Dec 18, 2015 near Hurricane, UT
Left turn at start of Goosebumps
Oct 10, 2014 near Hurricane, UT
Sunset ride at Goosebump.
Apr 5, 2016 near Hurricane, UT
Enjoying Hurricane View during sunset.
Apr 5, 2016 near Hurricane, UT
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