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Stucki Springs

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

This trail is best done as an add-on to the Green Valley Loop, adding about 10 miles. Nice single track, with great downhills and some good cardio workouts. Rejoins Green Valley Loop at Clavicle Hill.
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Latitude
37.125833757561246
Longitude
-113.68755340576172
Trail Directions
This is an add-on to the Green Valley Loop so follow directions to that trailhead, proceed along Green Valley Loop, descend the Three Fingers of Death, proceed about 200 meters, then take an unmarked, little-used cutoff to the right, proceed 1-2 miles to the trailhead for Stucki Springs.
Trail Length
about 10 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
St. George
   


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Review Date
April 2, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: h_daddy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Stucki is a good cross country ride that fills the gap between all the one-hour loops and the 3-4 hour epic rides. It takes me about 2.5 hours to finnish when I am riding just for fun and taking a couple of breaks.
A lot of the trail is like Bear Paw- really wide and hard-packed. Once you get to the far west point it's all legitimate single-track. IF you are riding counter-clockwise most of the west side is downhill and it's a blast!
There are several oportunities to join up with the Bear Claw trail if you so desire. There are also a lot of off-shoot trails between the two that are worth investigating.

Recommended Route:
Start at the Bloomington (southern) trailhead. It's the same TH as the Bear Claw. I ride the uphill section of BC, which is a lesser known section of trail to the SW of the traditional BC. It ends at Clavical Ridge. At that point you can go left and ride the Stucki Trail or go right and ride BC for a while.
If you choose the BC option, you can turn west at the top of the Acid drops or the wash.
If you ride up Stucki, I would go to the north-western-most point. You'll know when you get there because there is a barbed-wire fence. You can ride east from or turn around and enjoy going back the way you came

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Race Corse, Zen.



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Review Date
June 8, 2009

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: awhuff ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I thoroughly enjoyed this trail. I jumped on the trail from the Bearclaw Poppy just after Clavicle Hill. The trail is well marked for about 10 miles until you come to a barbed wire fence. At this point the trail is a bit confusing. Make sure you take some good directions with you because when you get to this point you really don't know what to do. I ended up crossing the fence and taking the dirt road back to Santa Clara. I would have much rather gone back to the Bearclaw Poppy trail if I had known how to get there. I would describe the trail as very strenuous but plenty of fun to make all the hard work worth it. I loved the roller coaster section once all of the climbing was over with. It is fun to ramp up speed and see if you can make it over the next section.



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Review Date
August 21, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Pain Freak ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
My family had picked Utah for the family vacation this year and we had access to a condo from my sister-in-laws time share so we ended up in all places??? St George. And right outside my front door was the trailhead for this and other good trails. I ended up riding Hurricane Rim and Gooseberry before this as I didn't even know about Bear Claw Poppy/Stucki Spring. I was stuck one day at the condo, so I went to Red Rock Cyclery and they gave me a map of the local trails.I couldn't believe my luck. I went ahead and rode immediately.It was pushing 100 degrees,but the hot weather doesn't bother me and I found this trail to be super fun. I first rode out to the end and then doubled back and did Stucki.Am I glad I decided not to just head back. It was getting late though and I wasn't sure how long it was going to take. I managed to do the whole trail with Stucki in just over a couple of hours and it is what I call a great xc ride. I got a kick out of the names (three fingers of death) and a couple other good names. I rode everything I could find on these trails and I will be back. Might not be the caliber of Gooseberry or Hurricane Rim,but definately fun. Big props to the locals too.I really had a fun time with Josh and I don't remember the other guys name,but you guys were great for showing me around.



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Review Date
May 30, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: FAB 5'er ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
First off, I’ve gotta defend my home turf: Hey, Colorado wuss, ease up! Sorry you didn’t have a good time, next time give me a call I’ll show you how this trail is more than “a few hours to kill” and is actually one of the best rides in St. George. Second, if it weren’t for the motorheads, we wouldn’t have this trail (not to mention Slick Rock). So, putting a moratorium on them would be biting the hand that feeds us. My brothers and I think it’s great not many people are aware of the trail, mostly for fear for your safety. Be advised, if you see 800LBS of chrome headin your way, the laws of physics say: step aside!

OK, this is one of the best rides in S. UT. I’ll have my chrome bro explain the loop we take in full detail. I will concede, this trail is not for scenery enjoyment and you may not want to be caught out there in mid-July. The trail is actually best just after a rain storm as it hardens up the sand and dirt. We take a different route, which takes us up the race course (very intense warm up, level 4 at least); down “trash hill” (technical level of 5+), then out to the middle of nowhere and back via Green Valley Loop. I believe that the trail markers are not labeled Stuck Springs, but rather “Bear Claw Poppy Trail.” If you follow those, you’ll stay on the trail. Taking the trail this way is not for the faint of heart, you actually have to earn. . .

(switch to high gear) YEEEEEE-HAAAAA, lace ‘em cowboy, its time to earn y’er keep! Best whooptie-woo’s you’ll find. They keep comin one right after another and you’re screamin for the next ½ hour or so. Then you connect to Green Valley Loop, enjoy another 10-20 mins of roller coasters, and head back to the car.

Ride hard and say hello to the chromedomes if you are lucky enough to see ‘em.

Recommended Route:
Depends on skill level. I like to earn my keep, so we take the hard(er) route to start it off.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
JEM Trail



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Review Date
December 29, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Chicksdigsize ,  Racer

Summary:
Awesome trail, endless quantities of whoopties, high speed downhilling and ball-hair-raising descents. Lots of fun. I don't know why this trail doesn't get the hype it deserves.

The lion's paw has three descents on it, look before you leap. They increase in difficulty from left to right.

My wife did this loop as well and loved it.

Recommended Route:
My favorite way to do this trail is to start at the bottom of the Bear Claw Poppy, climb that to clavicle hill, continue to the Gorge overlook and Stucki Springs, climb up to the Downhill race course, descend that, then go down the Lions Paw and Bear Claw poppy back to the car. This is doing the loop clockwise. About 20 or so miles.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gooseberry, Little creek, and the JEM trail are pretty good too.



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