Riding St. George Part Two: Boy Scout Loops and the Zen Trail
If you read Part One of our latest St. George trip report, we’re picking up right after leaving the Hurricane Rim ride due to too much mud. Unfortunately, as an IMBA Epic, we were really hoping to complete the full 20’ish mile loop… but given conditions, we took what was available. Next time for certain. After cleaning off our bikes at the do-it-yourself car wash in Hurricane, we grabbed a bite to eat and made our way over to the Boy Scout Loops, on the west side of town. These loops were designed and built by the crew at Over the Edge, and they’re a great addition to the local trail options.
The layout of the loops is such that you can pick your ride length – and your poison, by the number of loops you choose to ride. The rides are fairly technical in nature, with quick punchy climbs followed by short bursts of downhill; a nice contrast to the smooth trail of Hurricane Rim.
As you crest the top of the second loop, this view of the reservoir and the Pine Mountains opens in front of you. Quite the reward for a quick climb:
Day Three: The Zen Trail