Navajo Lake Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,148' 350 m
Descent: -1,149' -350 m
High: 9,765' 2,976 m
Low: 9,058' 2,761 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A super–scenic, high country singletrack ride along the Virgin River headwall.”— Rob Moore
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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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed, History & Background
Local Club: Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association
May 14, 2019: 13th Hole – April 30, 2019
Apr 8, 2019: Iron Giants Trail – Fall of 2018
Land Manager: USFS - Dixie National Forest Office