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The Whole Guacamole

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 4.3 (101) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fun area to ride with great views of Zion and Pine Valley Mountains.


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11.0

Miles

17.7

KM

95%

Singletrack

4,612' 1,406 m

High

4,453' 1,357 m

Low

602' 183 m

Up

601' 183 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Allowed

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Overview

The Whole Guacamole trail is a lot of fun to ride with some singletrack thrown in and lots of slick rock type riding and technical features. Trail finding can be challenging in a few areas so watch for small rock cairns.

Need to Know

Dalton Wash Rd off Rte 9 can be very thick with dust. If it is wet, I would not attempt trying to drive to the trailhead as the road gets extremely steep and rutted.

Description

The Whole Guacamole has a little bit of everything for riders. Start out on slickrock and move to singletrack then as you venture further out on the loops more technical pieces start popping up. The outer loop has some very nice singletrack with gravelly type trail tread. Watch for the small rock cairns to find your way. There are some white dots on the rock to help with trail finding but don't rely on those.

Folks generally ride the loops clockwise but they can be ridden in either direction.

The views are spectacular to boot. You are almost touching West Temple and Mount Kinesava in Zion National Park. Looking out the valley towards the Pine Valley Mountains on the west side of St. George is pretty stunning. You'll pass a very interesting looking cinder cone on this ride.

Lots of beautiful sagebrush and juniper are present and they smell pretty sweet after a rain. Desert wildflowers also bloom on the mesa and that adds to the beauty of the red rock.

Owls, hawks and condor can be seen on this ride.

History & Background

A lot of petrified wood on this ride which is pretty cool.

Contacts

Shared By:

Shelley Lutz with improvements by Daniel Schoon

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  4.3 from 101 votes

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  4.3 from 101 votes
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The lower ridge riding is a fast and flowy break from the more technical slickrock.
Apr 3, 2017 near Springdale, UT
Holy Guacamole offers great mixed slickrock and smooth, fast, wide-open riding.
Apr 3, 2017 near Springdale, UT
Passing 'Guacamole Lake' on the way to 'Salt on the Rim' part of the trail.
Feb 7, 2016 near Springdale, UT
The Whole Guacamole reflected in a puddle...
Mar 27, 2018 near Springdale, UT
Susan B. rolling the slick rock in Utah.
Aug 14, 2016 near Springdale, UT
Gucamole Mesa.
May 19, 2019 near Springdale, UT

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Feb 27, 2020
Tim H
11mi
Feb 18, 2020
Cody Rients
Jan 10, 2020
Garrett Carter
Nov 3, 2019
Scott Payne
Always a favorite ride of mine. Fixed a few kicked over rock cairns, also the one trail split marker was a mess, cleaned up the rocks and branches. 11mi — 2h 00m
Oct 26, 2019
Austin Dudas
Jun 21, 2019
Diogo Paranaiba
3h 00m
Jun 13, 2019
Brandon Payne
May 24, 2019
Matt Greenfield
13mi