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Owens Loop Trail

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 3.4 (14) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A short singletrack and slickrock ride near St. George.


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2.4

Miles

3.8

KM

95%

Singletrack

3,264' 995 m

High

3,098' 944 m

Low

186' 57 m

Up

186' 57 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

This year-round trail is also called Bluff Street Cliffs Trail. It's a short singletrack and slickrock ride on north edge of St. George, climbing along the cliffs. Expect intermediately technical trail with mild climbs.

Description

The Bluff Street Cliffs trail has been renamed Owen's Trail. This is a quick out-and-back ride of 3 miles (1.5 miles each way) that features some very nice rock, requiring good technical skills. Because it's within a couple of bicycle-minutes from most of St. George's motels, you can hit this trail during the morning chill and be back before your roommates have shaken off the morning groggies.

The trail begins as a dirt singletrack. At the wash, you can climb straight up the wash, or wind left around the mountain. We recommend left. Continue up onto the slickrock. You'll need to pack your bike up a rocky shute about 1/3 mile along the trail. Once on the rock, the trail isn't too hard to follow if you keep your eyes open for the cairns (rock piles) that mark the way.

Follow a twisting course through the rocks, and watch for a narrow 20-foot chute descending on the left. As you hit the bottom, veer right again and climb toward the next hill. When you reach it, celebrate by circling around the cliffs over the golf course. Retrace your steps to the trailhead.

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Shared By:

Edward-Bam Lopez

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 14 votes

#1

in City Creek

#2720

Overall
  3.4 from 14 votes
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Recommended Route Rankings

#1

in City Creek

#105

in Utah

#2,720

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Direct access to the Owen's Loop trail is now provided at this point along the Parkway trail
Feb 19, 2015 near Saint G…, UT

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Oct 24, 2020
Joshua Tootell
Started at Brooks Nature Park, seemed like the only place to park. Lots of HAB until you get near the water tank, then just lots of technical stuff… 2.8mi
Aug 28, 2020
Nicholas Navarro
Mar 9, 2019
Jalene Stanger
Dec 2, 2017
Andria Webb
Connect through City Creek. HORRIBLE trail, all rock. 3.5mi
Jun 13, 2017
Christian Villalta
This ride was very fun! Challenging obstacles and uphill pedaling! Was a little hard to find, but once you at the trail you'll know it. 3mi
Feb 15, 2017
Darren Perucci
Nov 14, 2016
CJ Anten