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Geology Tour Road

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12.1 Miles 19.4 Kilometers


Doubletrack

548' 167 m

Ascent

-1,490' -454 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

4,495' 1,370 m

High

3,256' 993 m

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For those who really, really like geology. It's a bit of a sand pit and of course you have to climb out.

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This is a sandy road through the desert - emphasis on sandy, which of course isn't that easy to pedal through.

There are some interesting rock formations along the way, but the dirt roads north of the main park also have interesting rock formations and better flora.

Check with Park Rangers though as road conditions change and it may not be so sandy when you're visiting. And of course they can also give you the standard warnings about heat and water.

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Nov 25, 2017
Ryan Dunn
Very Sandy! Great scenery though. 18mi — 4h 00m
May 11, 2017
Lost Justpastnowhere

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  2.8 from 4 votes

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As mentioned in the description, this is a sandy ride. I did it on a fat bike w/5" tires and had no problem, but I wouldn't want to have done it with anything less than 4". (You MIGHT be able to get away with a plus but it would still have sections you'd need to walk). If you've got fat tires, it's a pleasant ride. The only difficulty is the long climb out. Avoid weekend 4x4 traffic if possible. Oct 31, 2017
Ryan Dunn
Riverside, CA
Ryan Dunn   Riverside, CA
This is one of the very few places where you can ride in JTNP as bikes are restricted to roads (paved or dirt) only. One rides here for the scenery, which is a stunning desert landscape like the rest of the park. Don't expect much in the way of technical riding other than lots of sand. I've been able to ride through the area on 2.25" tires, though bigger is definitely ideal as the sand can often get quite deep especially in/near washes. Dec 22, 2017

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