Photo Essay: Four Days in St. George and Hurricane

The St. George area of Utah is one of the most strikingly beautiful areas in the western US, and offers a huge array of mountain bike trails.  From classics like Gooseberry Mesa to virtual unknown areas where you won’t see another soul for hours, the riding is both varied and incredible.  This past weekend, we had a 4-day scheduled trip that turned out to be absolutely perfect:  the combination of an amazing riding crew, perfect weather, empty trails, and a special surprise made for an unforgettable weekend!


A special surprise, you might ask?  Well, it turns out the house we rented (in Hurricane) for the trip was next door to the Trek Factory crew, and housed the Redbull Rampage winner Brandon Semenuk and his teammate, 10th place finisher Tom Van Steenburgen.  Always the social bunch, we got to hang out with them, check out their race-ready bikes, and talk shop for a while.  Talk about a great experience!


Day One: Barrel Roll and Rim Runner (13 miles)






Day Two: Gooseberry Mesa (15 miles)






Day Three: Little Creek Mesa (12 miles) and the JEM Trail (7 miles)






Day Four: Prospector and Church Rocks (10 miles)




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AUTHOR: Steve Mokan

Steve is the owner (and founder) of Chasing Epic Mountain Bike Adventures, and contributes regularly to our blog. He's passionate about providing customers with incredible mountain bike vacations, and he loves photography and travel when he's not working. Truthfully, he loves those things when he is working too.