Wire Mesa Loop
ElevationAscent: 428' 130 m
Descent: -415' -127 m
High: 4,502' 1,372 m
Low: 4,326' 1,319 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“A great technical singletrack that is more flowing than other mesa rides, but still has some fun, expert features.”— Kevin Christopherson
Family Friendly Fantastic vistas of Zion National Park, fun hiking, and a 3 mile out-and-back two track to a view point for beginners.
The loop was designed to ride both ways, and it's really fun in both directions. The west rim flows a littler faster clockwise, but the tech stuff on the east rim is a little easier ridden counterclockwise. Many peeps will want to ride it one direction, and then ride it the other way for a 15-mile ride. It feels like a different trail each direction. If traveling counter clockwise you will encounter slick rock pretty much immediately. For beginners it might be best to warm up on the west side of the trail by going clockwise before hitting the technical stuff on the east side.
There are three signed "Easy/More Difficult" splits along the trail. Be warned the "More Difficult" routes have Black Diamond level features. This map follows the easier option on the splits.
There is also a doubletrack road that travels 1.5 miles north from the trailhead that is a great beginner out-and-back ride. It goes to the rim with amazing views in every direction, and intersects the Wire Mesa Loop. Beginners can ride this doubletrack and meet the rest of their group for a break at the rim. The doubletrack also makes a great exit point if riders need to make an early exit from the loop.
Google Maps may give you the option of going up from Rockville or from Highway 59 on the Hurricane side. Do not go the Rockville way unless you have a good 4x4 vehicle.
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: BLM Utah - St. George Field Office