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Slickrock Swamp Trail

Average Rating:    (3.52 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 23

desert singletrack, jeep trail, slickrock on top of a mesa overlooking Rockville
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Latitude
37.16171878777729
Longitude
-113.01901817321777
Trail Directions
Highway 59 between Rockville and Springdale, park at the anastazi home developement (yuppie ghetto)
Trail Length
5-8 miles?
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Rockville
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Review Date
April 2, 2010

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: longbiker ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Mostly slickrock with some sandy ST. I rode ten miles total. Very fun trail hrad to follow at times.

Recommended Route:
Parked at the hiking trailhead and got a note from a local(pre-printed multiple copies) saying don't park here. There was basically no parking at the actual trailhead. The solution I guess is to park somewhere in town and just ride from there. Maybe ask at Zions Cycles what's best.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Guacamole



Comments
Rock dude (08/06/2012)
This trail is now CLOSED!
Please stay off until we can get it re-opened.
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Review Date
November 5, 2008

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: cork ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trail is fun. Very much like Gooseberry Mesa. If you are in the Zion area, and want to get a MTB ride in and don't want to drive all the way to Gooseberry, then this is the ticket. It rained on us while we were out there, but that just added to the "Swamp" experience. Overall, pretty technical. Only 1 area where you can really open it up, otherwise you are focused on the obstacle ahead of you, or finding the next white dot. BTW, the dots are hard to see, but there are just enough to keep you from getting lost.....ha ha ha. Mileage is a little short, but effort is pretty high. I was pretty worn out when I was done.

Recommended Route:
Don't skip the first handful of switchbacks and take the road. They are tough, but rideable. Follow the trail to the loop, then ride counter-clockwise (stay right at the intersection.)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gooseberry Mesa, Little Creek, JEM Trail



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Review Date
January 1, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: y2kguy98516 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
No big hills. A lot of technical challenges. Fun slick rock. Variations can give you some limited single track; a couple of miles of double track.
If you do this trail the right way, it only requires a lower-intermediate skillset to do 99% of it. However, you can change direction on a couple of loops for an advanced skillset rider.

Recommended Route:
It is now more difficult to find the trail due to the phase-3 of the Anasazi Plateau development. Here is the way go: Turn off hwy-9 to the Anasazi Pleateau; Park in the parking lot for hikers/bikers which is located about 1/2 way up the hill; follow the trail; You will pass under a small bridge; turn left immediately before an old cattle corral; Now the tricky part: make a sharp U-turn (to the right and up a few feet) 50-feet before the next bridge you encounter; follow the trail.

Please be aware that the beginning of this trail will be re-routed once again in the next couple of years because it passes right through some very expensive home properties.



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Review Date
September 27, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: deanm ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Hard to find the trail head to start with. Looked through the directions at www.bikerag.com but wound up going to the bike shop in Springdale after a taking the wrong directions in. Here's the scoop: Turn in the Anasazi subdivision and look for the parking lot almost immediately on your right (road drops down steep). This is the parking area for the hiking trail into Zion. You must then ride your bike through the subdivision following Anasazi all the way until it ALMOST ends (you should be at the edge of the mesa with the drop-off on your right. There will be jeep trails off to the right. Ride any one of these and you should see slick rock within 200 yards. Then start looking for trail markings (paint). Easy to follow once you get on the trail. If you ever run into a barb-wire fence then you know that you took a wrong turn and are about to go into Zion National Park (no bikes allowed).



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Review Date
May 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: blackdragon , from carbondale, co

Summary:
If you're looking for the true goods, this is it. What an awesome spot. The trail was very well marked and easy to follow. As far it being open, the bike shop in Springdale made it clear that it was. Enough said. This trail really is a true gem with all the slickrock features indiginous to this remarkable area. The view plane in virtually every direction is off the charts. the total trail lenght that we rode was 12 miles, so it is good to double up with another ride if you want to make a full day of it. Bring a camera. Strong riders only. It is technical.

Recommended Route:
follow directions, rode it clockwise

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gould-Jem-Hurricane Loop. Little Creek Mtn. Gooseberry Mesa



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