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The Hurricane Rim Big Loop
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With just over 24 miles, this is the biggest loop that Southern Utah has to offer. The loop combines the JEM, Goulds Rim and Hurricane Rim trails. We recommend starting on the Virgin side of the JEM as this puts the big climbs in the middle and allows you to end with the giggly roller coaster that is the JEM trail.

Getting there...

From St. George, head North on I-15 and take the Hurricane Exit 16. Follow Highway 9 through Hurricane and La Verkin. Turn right to stay on Highway 9 as it goes toward Zion National Park. Just as you enter Virgin, turn right onto Sheep Bridge Road. Go over the river and take the first right and follow the dirt road to the trail.

Riding the trail...

1.34 Miles to query continue straight and back onto singletrack

1.67 Miles to Hurricane Rim Turnoff go right

3.45 Miles to bathroom continue on singletrack

6.2 Miles to chinatown wash

7.7 Miles to panorama point

8.85 Miles to gate

Head downhill on the pavement take first dirt road on your left

9.1 Miles to dirt road off of pavement

10.7 Top of dirt hill climb

11.2 Gould's Rim singletrack starts on your right

13.7 Dirt road, go straight

14.2 Follow first road to left. Kiosk w/ map

14.4 Singletrack to the right

14.5 Dirt road, go right

14.9 Corral, re-enter singletrack on right side

17.2 highway crossing, continue across road to JEM Trailhead

17.5 Miles singletrack starts on your right

18.3 Steep drop

19.6 Road crossing

22.5 Rim turn off, go straight

22.8 Back at query, go left to singletrack

24.2 Back at trailhead.

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General Information

Location

Hurricane Cliffs

Difficulty

7

Ride Type

Dirt

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Trail Reviews

Heart pumping

January 15, 2018

I started from point 8 on the ride map. There's parking near the cell towers as you climb up HW59 out of Hurricane. The trail heads off from the corner of the parking area and pretty much heads straight up. Got my blood flowing right from the get-go. Once I'd made the plateau the trail became a flowing series of rolling slopes and bends. It was a good warm-up for Gooseberry Mesa the following day. I rode Cryptobionic, which despite the exciting name, was quite dull. Goosebumps was better, and the ride up to Jem trailhead was satisfying. Gould's starts across HW59 and plunges excitingly down a series of sweeping curves and roller coaster lumps and bumps. Gould's Rim offers some great views - ultimately of Hurricane through the end of the canyon. The final plunge back down to HW59 was great - hit 30 mph. Take care riding up 59 back to the parking; the cars don't take prisoners. As a footnote, I hired a Specialized Stumpjumper fattie from Red Rock Bicycle Co. It was an outstanding mount for the area. Heaps of grip, compliant suspension and good brakes. If you're coming from the UK (and it's worth the trip) remember US bikes have the rear brake on the right hand side!

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