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Broken Mesa

Average Rating:    (4.14 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 22

From the parking area you will go up the climb it is fairly steap and technical. It switch backs up to a narly dirt road with a pipe line nest to the road. Go right on the road for like 50 ft you will see a peice of single track and a stack of rocks over the pipe line. You will be about half way up the climb here. The climd is about 10% of the whole trail. You will come to a technical move at the top of the climb called Kevin's Gate. I dig the section of the trail it is a fun, hard, tight, rocky setion with a few little leges to climb up. From here it is basicly flat of down hill. I would recomend to really keep your eyes open for the rest of trail, stuff comes up quick and it would really hurt to go down. The trail will winde down the mesa with some rad veiws the trail will start to get rougher and rougher as you get farther down the mesa so be careful. You will come to a cut on the edge of the mesa. This an old wagon trail for the pinoneers if is a bit steep and but fun. When you get to the bottom of the that you will come to a dirt road. It is called the power line trail. If you are doing a loop go right, it will take you to the water tank where you parked. If you are doing the shuttle go left. When you get to a power line pole turn right(you will see the bike tracks) follow it and you will come to a fence. Hop over that and fellow it for a ways, you will go by a trutle fence after that there will be a fork go right. Fellow that for a bit it will have some soft sandy sections in it. You will come thought a fence on to another road go left here. You will see a Golf course on your right. Stay on that same road you will cross over a golf cart path and by a little building then on to a paved road. Take the next left you will ride though a neihbor hood. You will be on this road tell you come to a stop sign and go left you come to middle drive. Go right on middleton drive, it is a frontage road the paralels I-15. From here I think that you can figure out where to go.
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Latitude
37.15169732323046
Longitude
-113.56636047363281
Trail Directions
From I-15 south take the St. George Blvd. exit and go right. Go right on 1000 east and take the next right and then left on to Industrial Road. follow it for a bit tell you come to Red Rock road and go left. Follow it up the hill and stay on it (the road is not a very good road). You will come to a water tower.(if you are doing the trail as a loop this is where you park. Ride from here fellow the same directions as shuttle). If you are doing as a shuttle keep going. The road will turn into crappy dirt road. Stay on that road and you will come to a Y in the road, go left. The road will go up a fairly rough climb, at the top the road Straightens out with a slight incline with a few rollers. you will go undernether some power lines when you do that be looking to you left for 2 signs. One says "Red Cliffs Desert Reserve No dumping" and the one behind it says "Broken Mesa Rim trail" Turn left on that road it is a little dirt road fellow it tell you see a dirt parking area with a water trof at the end of it. This is where you park for the shuttle. If you are doing it the loop way this is where the trail really begins. Near the water trof you will see a trail marker and the a peice of single track. That is where you start. The Drive to the trail sucks but the trail is worth the drive.
Trail Length
Not sure, if you do a shuttle from Red Rock it is like 2 1/2 hours if you go fast.
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
St. George
   


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Review Date
December 14, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: rkonindustry ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The trail is open and has been for quite some time now. I found this to be a fun trail that if you've ridden all the major trails in the area, this is a good one to check out. Not at the top of the list but still fun to do. Our group were on single speeds to 6" travel bikes. I think the 6" bikes were overkill unless you ride a light one. Just cause it's a mostly downhill trail, this is not a downhill bike run.
The beginning part is a techy climb switchbaking up a hill for about 1 mile. No fun for me but i am no climber. Then it goes to flat/downhill sections with lots of lava rocks waiting to tear off a derailluer. Kind of technical but nothing major. As you progress down the trail you find sections where you can pick up some serious speed. You don't want to fall here- off the trail looks like a cabbage patch of baby head lava rocks.
The last section is a steep straight line. Nothing to worry about. Lots of fun and i would do it again.

Recommended Route:
See above or below



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Review Date
September 8, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: mooseknuckleralliance ,  Downhiller

Summary:
this trail is currently out of commission due to fire and extreme rain.



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Review Date
August 21, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Pain Freak ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This little trail was a suprise as no one told me much about it. I found it to be very fun although not to technical and the climbs were realitively mild,but the downhill section/s were real fun. I don't know if I'd go out of my way to ride this one again as there are so many other good trails in the area,but if you're staying in St George and are looking for a short ride of 1 1/2 to 2 hours this is worth the trip. I finished it in 1 hr 15 min. and I took a couple breaks riding hard,but not a killer pace.



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Review Date
April 17, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: DoorsFreak ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This trail is awesome. Its starts out with some sweet switchbacks that climb up onto the mesa. Then its all downhill from there! Good stuff! Ive never seen another rider when i do this trail. I love the solitude! GREAT TRAIL! I recommend full suspension as the trail gets really bumpy about half-way down.

Recommended Route:
Park at the water tower and ride up the dirt road. Or if you have a shuttle you could park a car in Middleton, never tried it, but it would work good.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Church rocks. All trails in Green Valley (except Bear Claw Poppy). Cholla II Challenge Loop in Warner Valley. The Red Hill and Green Valley for technical/freeride.



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Review Date
August 26, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Kona Rider ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
We started at the water tower and took the road up to the trailhead. Do the ride - don't drive up. The uphill is a tough, technical climb, but the down is well worth it! A special shout-out to my riding partners - Jenny & Damon. You two rock! Jenny saw a desert tortious beside a rock on the final downhill. Very cool.

We ended a week of riding with this ride and loved it. The road back to the water tower sucked though - very sandy!

Also super thanks to the bike owners in St. George. Both bike shops (one downtown and one out by the grocery store) were super helpful and fixed up my wounded bike! The shop out by the grocery store was very helpful and gave us awesome trail maps and great suggestions - thanks!

Recommended Route:
Start at water tower, ride up the road, and rock & roll!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Stop at the bike shop by the grocery store, chat with them, get the trail maps and hit em all!! Must do Gooseberry Mesa though!



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