Flying Monkey Trail
ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,024' -312 m
High: 4,885' 1,489 m
Low: 3,861' 1,177 m
GradeAvg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)
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“An utterly mad freeride trail only remotely attainable by folks on big bikes with big cajoñes.”— Tom Robson
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
Expect a steep, rocky descent along the entire trail, with sharp turns, sudden drop-offs and precipitous exposure. Keep in mind that entire sections of the trail may be washed out in places due to its location on a steep, eroded slope. The trail becomes braided in several sections, allowing users to choose one of several interconnected paths on their descent.
If you have time to look up, youll be rewarded with dramatic vistas of colorful badlands in the foreground, Gooseberry Mesa to the south, the craggy peaks of Canaan Mountain Wilderness to the southeast, and the majestic West Temple of Zion National Park to the east.
While keeping your eyes on the trail, you'll experience a speedy ride-through tour of local geology. The trail begins in the Chinle Formation of the Upper Triassic Age atop the mesa; then, descends quickly through the Moenkopi layer of the Lower Triassic, a blur of red sandstone under your tires. Soon after, you are plummeting through talus from the Holocene to upper Pleistocene Age before revisiting the Moenkopi Formation near the bottom of the escarpment.
Once the trail drops to rolling lowlands and levels out, find your way back to SR 9 near Virgin by following the well-traveled dirt road south.
Land Manager: BLM Utah - St. George Field Office