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Maybe the best flow trail in the Hurricane area, and that's saying something.


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5.1

Miles

8.2

KM

Singletrack

4,292' 1,308 m

High

3,787' 1,154 m

Low

569' 174 m

Up

64' 20 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

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There is 2-way traffic, and a few blind corners on the bench section. The bench is narrow, so check your speed, and keep your eyes open.

Description

Dead Ringer is a new trail in the Hurricane Cliffs Trail network completed in 2015. It was built with a partnership between the Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association and the BLM. The trail was named for the remains of a long passed cow that was found while scouting this trail. She was pretty much just bones, but still had the cowbell around her neck.

Dead Ringer provides an easy climb up to the JEM parking lot. The climb is possible due to a very long bench trail built at 6% grade. It's a great climb, but also a fun descent. The long bench cut into the steep mesa is an epic section and a "must do." There are two trail splits that offer hard or easy descents. If you like two-foot kickers, follow the "More Difficult" signs. Dead Ringer has it all; great views, easy climbing, and a fast flowy downhill. By itself, it's an out-and back trail, but can be combined with JEM Trail or Goulds Rim trail to make loops over 20 miles.

There is 2-way traffic, and a few blind corners on the bench section. The bench is narrow with limited space to pass, so check your speed, and keep your eyes open.

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Kevin Christopherson

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  4.4 from 63 votes

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  4.4 from 63 votes
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#19

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#110

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Photos

Taking the "Difficult" line on Dead Ringer Trail
Mar 10, 2015 near Hurricane, UT
Looking back at the climb from the Dead Ringer trail.
Jan 17, 2017 near Hurricane, UT
The steady but enjoyable climb up Dead Ringer.
Apr 2, 2015 near Hurricane, UT
Views, ledges, flow, pumps - JEM trail has it all, and they keep on adding trails. Photo taken at Deadringer Trail.
Apr 5, 2016 near Hurricane, UT
The descent of Dead Ringer.
Feb 19, 2016 near Hurricane, UT
Trail going up to find More Cowbell....just don't look right
Oct 5, 2015 near Hurricane, UT
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Mar 28, 2024
Private User
Sep 10, 2023
SCOTT MONTRIEF
Sheep Bridge TH is the LOWER elevation. I recommend starting from here. Love flow and hate climbing. This has both & were excellent. Watch Weather 12mi — 1h 30m
Jul 8, 2023
Curtis Evans
Rode the trail north dropping down to the Sheep Bridge trailhead. Upper trail by JEM trailhead is a better ride.
Nov 4, 2022
Dan Monroe
Oct 24, 2022
Katharine Wilson
Apr 4, 2022
Andrew Ludbrook
Jul 25, 2021
Kate L
Mar 22, 2021
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