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Little Creek Mesa

Average Rating:    (4.77 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 22

It is the sister trail of gooseberry, another great trail made by the trail gods also know as Mike and Morgan Harris, not Dean Williamson. My wife like to ride this trail, but not gooseberry, a lot more slick rock compared to goose.
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Latitude
37.073258333985585
Longitude
-113.1313705444336
Trail Directions
Go to hurricane, head south on the 89 to colorado city, go pass apple valley (texaco gas station-little creek gas station) go about 2 mile and make a right before the left turn to gooseberry. Follow the dirt road and drive towards the dug out pit, then drive towards the radio tower. So in order to get there you will make a right and pass the dug out, and stay on the dirt road and then another right to go to the radio tower, the loop around the tower and make another right and head down the road. you will find some stack rocks and the road side, make a right and drive up and park, get your bike go pass the fence and ride. Check the site again, I'll be going this week and i'll try to have milelage for anyone on the turns.
Trail Length
2-10
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
hurricane
   


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Review Date
November 14, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: AZ Jones ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This place is amazing. Like Gooseberry Mesa but more remote and less traveled. Two different loops with single track and slickrock patches. Lots of places to just improvise on large patches of slickrock. great view from the mesa rim! For more info on this trail see my blog. Has a map and instructions to find the trail head.
http://arizjones.blogspot.com/2010/07/mountain-bike-adventures-in-utah.html#comments

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gooseberry mesa is a short drive from here



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Review Date
April 30, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: robmtnbkr ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The directions given are completely incorrect. These directions will drop you 10 miles from the trail head. The 10 miles aren't bad, all fire road, but it is nowhere near where you need to be.



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Review Date
January 13, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: lukel ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The best of the mesa-top trails out here, in my opinion, with Gooseberry and Guacamole in a very close second and third. More slick rock exploration possibilities than Gooseberry. Can be quite technical at times. Great views.



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Review Date
June 22, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: acusurf ,  Racer

Summary:
Little Creek Mesa is spectacular. I rode it with a friend who is a local of St. George so finding the area and trail route were not an issue. Had I been by myself it would probably be moderately difficult to do both. I was there in a heat wave of later June 2008 and it was 100 degrees in Zion and we started this ride at 2pm. This mesa remains cooler than lower elevations, even cooler than Gooseberry and riding is nice even with these conditions. Awesome riding with winding singletrack thru low pine forest and slickrock. A mix of terrain, but more rock than singletrack on great soil. Moderate difficulty and seemed to be a more consistant skill level than say Gooseberry where there a shorter sections of a given skill level. Rode some 12 or 14 mile loop and technically stellar and great overlooks to the valleys below and mtns beyond. I rode a Superfly 29" hardtail and it was fantastic. Had I not been traveling with one bike for all conditions I would probably ride a 4" dualie for Little Creek for the comfort factor in whatever wheel size. I will give the 29" wheel a big kudos for rolling over and down all the terrain without any endos. Go for this one for sure! Props to the trail builders for creating and marking this dreamy loop in the sky.

Recommended Route:
Little Creek Mesa

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gooseberry Mesa from campground in Zion via Grafton Road.



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Review Date
November 11, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: MV Rider ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is an awesome trail that is sureal. Your skills, stamina and nerves will be tested. Make sure to bring plenty of food, water and essentail supplies because you are in the middle of nowhere. However, do not ride this trail without a guide unless you are very knowledgable and familar with the trail. It is very easy to get confused and lost. We were very fortunate to have Morgan Harris, on of the "founders" of the trail as our guide. What a great guy! He is extremely knowledgable, personable and a great rider, though he is 62 years old. Don't let his looks and age fool you, he can out ride most anyone. If you get a chance or opportunity to ride this trail right, don't pass it up.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Goosberry Mesa, North and South Rims.



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