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Zen Trail



5.7 mile 9.1 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack


Ascent: 973' 297 m
Descent: -974' -297 m
High: 3,410' 1,039 m
Low: 2,722' 830 m


Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)


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

Richie Trent

Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed

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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.


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


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.

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Feb 16, 2020
Will Cook
Feb 8, 2020
Rob Nixon
Lots of walking up technical up hill
Jan 29, 2020
Kris Price
Rad Trail!
Jan 11, 2020
Garrett Carter
Jan 2, 2020
Jamie Costa
Awesome 5.7mi — 2h 00m
Dec 6, 2019
Mike Dale
6.6mi — 1h 00m
Nov 22, 2019
Pete Januszewski
Nov 16, 2019
BobG graffigna
tricky navigation last couple of miles. watch for left turns. 5.7mi

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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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