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blue Navajo Lake Loop

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13.7 mile 22.0 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,148' 350 m
Descent: -1,149' -350 m
High: 9,765' 2,976 m
Low: 9,058' 2,761 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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A super–scenic, high country singletrack ride along the Virgin River headwall.

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Overview

A highly recommended ridge–line option leading around the beautiful Navajo Lake. Park and start at the Navajo Lake Loop Trailhead.

Description

To start, ride west on FR369 (backtracking), turn right onto the singletrack through Te–Ah campground and then left to FR053 (main road you drove in on). Take a right and ride for about 500 feet, turning left at the Virgin River Rim Trail.

Ride VRR trail, staying right at the first fork. Going left will take you down along the traditional southshore loop paralleling FR053. Staying right, you'll ascend to the top of the ridge. This trail is lesser–used and may have downed trees. We had to dismount and climb over quite a few, but it was totally worth the extra effort.

After a few miles, you'll have an opportunity to turn left on the Spruces Campground spur, but stay on VRR (straight) and climb up to the overlook area above The Saddle. The views from the high plateau are awesome, and the climb is moderately technical offering a nice intermediate–level challenge.

Continue south for a bit, then hang a left at the Dike Trail connector. From here, you drop rapidly back to the Navajo Lake Loop Trail #32022. Hang a right and follow this trail across FR053, through the lava fields, and back (westbound) along the swooping, quaking aspen–lined singletrack of the Navajo Lake northshore.

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Oct 26, 2018
Michal Ovsjannikov
Mudy and snow on VRR, great condition on the other side of the lake.
Aug 16, 2018
Chris Sarot
Had a BLAST! Two fallen trees across the trail...but lots and lots of hero dirt. Beautiful views for miles!
Jul 1, 2018
#deeznutzfosho
Jun 4, 2018
Martin Strong
Jun 2, 2018
stefan landwehr
Aug 23, 2017
Christian Boswell
Aug 17, 2017
Rebecca Dalley
Jul 20, 2017
Josh Brown
Take this loop clockwise and you'll have an amazing ride

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  4.1 from 8 votes

#2

in Navajo Lake

#1627

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  4.1 from 8 votes
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#2

in Navajo Lake

#68

in Utah

#1,627

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Anonymous User  
just rode this today with my girl ! five star intermediate ride ! amazing fun flowing ride! Aug 20, 2016

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