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Zen Trail

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 4.3 (168) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

All around great desert singletrack providing amazing flow, technical sections, slickrock, and views


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Map Key

5.7

Miles

9.1

KM

95%

Singletrack

3,410' 1,039 m

High

2,722' 830 m

Low

973' 297 m

Up

974' 297 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

This trail is located on private property. Please stay on the trails, and respect all closures and signs. Camping is not permitted on private land.

Overview

This trail provides all aspects of mountain biking. Amazing flow, techy sections, slickrock, drops, you-name-it!

Description

Head up W Canyon View Dr. on the west side of St. George until it ends and becomes BLM land. You'll drop down from the mesa into the desert where you'll see trails going off in every direction.

As you look West from this point, there is a large gap in the land that rises before you. If you stay to the left side of this gap and follow the fire road up, staying along the north side of the ridge, the fire road eventually turns into trail in about 1/4-mile.

At this point you simply follow the Zen trail to the top, where you'll crest the mesa and get stunning views of the desert landscape. From this point, following the Zen trail in the counter-clockwise direction, it is mostly downhill with a few short sections of climbing. There is one spot where the trail splits and you want to stay LEFT. If you want to go right it will take you down to a fire road where you can head north back to where the loop starts.

Contacts

Shared By:

Richie Trent with improvements by Daniel Schoon

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 168 votes

#85

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  4.3 from 168 votes
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Recommended Route Rankings

#13

in Utah

#85

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Photos

Here's a video that will help you find the right Zen state.
Feb 8, 2016 near Santa C…, UT
Catching a little bit of air a little ways down from the top of Zen
Mar 26, 2019 near Santa C…, UT
The unique landscape of the Zen trail offers multiple opportunities for great pictures
Mar 26, 2019 near Santa C…, UT
View at top of Zen
Mar 28, 2015 near Santa C…, UT
Zen Trail
May 19, 2019 near Santa C…, UT
Zen Trail fuses technical riding with great views.
Apr 13, 2017 near Santa C…, UT

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May 21, 2022
Devon Swenson
Apr 16, 2022
Gabriel Johnston
Rode in a wind storm. Make sure to bring enough water and snacks for the while loop!
Apr 6, 2022
Mountain Park
5.7mi — 2h 12m
Apr 2, 2022
Andrew Ludbrook
Mar 20, 2022
Michelle Larsen
Feb 4, 2022
Thomas Page
Nov 27, 2021
MATTHEW MELVILLE
Nov 21, 2021
Dan 60D5H411
Pre-dawn ride

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