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The sustained climb is rewarded by a fun, flowing singletrack back to the car.

J R

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Map Key

13.5

Miles

21.7

KM

90%

Singletrack

3,343' 1,019 m

High

2,569' 783 m

Low

835' 254 m

Up

837' 255 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Overview

This loop is great for exercise, and the views are vast—especially on the Stucki Springs Trail. The singletrack down Stucki Connector and the Bearclaw Poppy Trail is fast and furious. Note that the Bearclaw Poppy Trail portion (both up and down) can be very busy on weekends during the spring and fall. Midweek is better.

Need to Know

These trails are unrideable after rain, so please don't ruin the trails by riding when it's wet—you might end up having to walk miles through very sticky mud if you get stuck. Please don't ruin the trails by riding wet (did I make my point?)!

Description

The ride starts at the end of Navajo Drive and is well marked. Bearclaw Poppy Trail is one-way up and one-way down. If you follow the loop as shown you'll be riding the trails in the correct direction.

The up trail is well marked. Bearclaw Poppy Trail turns into the Stucki Springs Trail at about 2.2 miles. At about 6.0 miles (near the high point of the loop) the Stucki Springs Trail trail takes a sharp turn to the right (NE) and continues partially on a two-track for about 2.0 miles, (look for signage for a right turn marked more difficult) then heads southeast on the Stucki Connector and back to Bearclaw Poppy Trail and the parking lot.

Have a blast!

History & Background

Bearclaw Poppies are an endangered species so take care to stay on the trail or go to jail.

Contacts

Shared By:

J R with improvements by Phil T

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 27 votes

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  4.4 from 27 votes
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Photos

Went for a quick trip to St. George, Utah, and stayed in Bloomington. While there, I rode the Bearclaw Poppi area and hit Stucki, Rattlesnake, Baseline, and the Bearclaw Poppi descent.
Jul 19, 2019 near Santa C…, UT
Very bike friendly bike repair stand in the parking lot.
Apr 5, 2016 near Saint G…, UT
From the top, it's intimidating, but once you get your lines figured out it's fun.
Apr 6, 2016 near Santa C…, UT
Dropping on the acid drops.
Apr 5, 2016 near Santa C…, UT
Heading toward Stucki Springs at the base of the bluff.
Oct 29, 2013 near Santa C…, UT
Desert tortoise along the trail
Jun 8, 2019 near Santa C…, UT
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May 18, 2024
Rick B
HOT today, late start. Thanks to a local for showing me around!
Feb 16, 2024
Clifford Curtis
Jul 31, 2023
Nathan Hollist
Nice loop with beautiful desert views and some fun flow trails at the end. 13.4mi — 1h 20m
Apr 16, 2023
Bryan Roberts
13.4mi
Apr 7, 2023
tooTALLtim
boring up; then crazy fun rollers and fast flow on the way down
Jan 8, 2023
Reese Alpher
Apr 7, 2022
Will Haymond
Feb 6, 2022
Stephen Grant

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