This is one of St. George’s most common rides; combining beginner technical riding with some breathtaking views. The trail starts at the Chuckwalla trail head just north of Sunset Boulevard and heads west until it reaches the rim, hundreds of feet above Santa Clara providing an amazing view of the landscape and lava rock.
The trail is a single track loop once you drop down past Turtle Wall. The drop consists of a sandy wash and then a very technical climb up the wall then follows the rock face until the rim. There are many dips, climbs and small challenges along the way.
Many rides and runners simply return the same way, but for a rocky adventure, continue along the loop heading south at the rim. This will lead to about a 1/4 mile of very technical riding. It’s easy to carry your ride if it looks to sketchy, just set goals to tackle the trail next time.
The loops completes at the wash just before Turtle wall and, after climbing out of the sand, continues with a fun downhill run before a grueling climb back to the trail head.
Paradise Challenge: Two Laps
Challenge level 2: Beck Hill to Paradise overlook.
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