If you've ever dreamed of playing golf near national parks with towering red sandstone cliffs on the horizon with desert flora in the landscape, say hello to the Red Rock Corridor. Golf Magazine calls our area, The Red Rock Corridor, and it is centered in St. George. Our golf courses have been described as "golfer's paradise," "dreams come true, " "secret golf mecca," "golf galore and more." Yes, St. George's lush golf courses lure many people to this area to experience a golfer's paradise. There are ten public courses and one private golf club.
Per capita, the St George area offers more golf than any other spot in the sunbelt. In fact, there are more courses per captia in St George than almost anywhere else in the country. The City of St George offers four great golf courses. They are: Sunbrook Golf Club, St George Golf Club, Southgate Golf Club and Red Hills Golf Course. SkyMountain Golf Course is owned by the City of Hurricane and WashingtonCity's pride is their Green Spring Golf Course. Bloomington Golf Club located in Bloomington is the only private course in the area.
People come from all over the world just to bike and hike and take in the breathtaking scenery. There are trails for every age level and experience. For maps and information, visit the Bureau of Lane Management Information Center, 345 E Riverside Drive, in St George, 436-688-3246.
SnowCanyon Loop - Easy Trail Turn onto the Snow Canyon Parkway off of Bluff Street. Bike through SnowCanyon and return downhill to St George via Highway 18. Ride through some of the most beautiful, scenic areas you will ever see.
Bearclaw Poppy A Must-Ride Classic! Singletrack winds around the mesa from GreenValley to Bloomington. Famous Three Fingers of Death, acid drops with Clavicle Hill, and Roller Coaster. Easier technical with some short "walkable" sections of advanced technical. Light climb. Season year-round.
Bloomington Micro-Loop Quick 6-mile ride in the desert west of Bloomington, 2/3 singletrack, intermediate technical, very little climbing. Season year-round.
Bluff Street Cliffs Also called Owen's Trail. Short singletrack and slickrock ride on north edge of St. George, climbing along the cliffs. Intermediate technical, mild climb. Season year-round.
Broken Mesa Rim Awesome technical downhill singletrack. For skilled riders, full suspension recommended. Moderate initial climb then long downhill. Loop or point-to-point with shuttle. Season year-round.
Church Rocks Loop west of I-15 between Washington and Quail Creek. Slickrock and some singletrack. Mild climb, intermediate technical. Season year-round.
City Creek - Rusty Cliffs Popular ride from the red cliffs north of St. George to the northern border of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, along the road to Veyo. Mild climb, intermediate technical, alternate route has advanced-technical slickrock. Season year-round.
Gooseberry Mesa A Must-Ride Classic! Fantastic riding area on a mesa southwest of ZionNational Park. Singletrack and slickrock, stunts, fun technical stuff. Advanced technical. Only brief sprint-type climbs. Season February through mid-December.
Gooseberry Mesa White Trail Good family ride. Easy technical, tiny bit of climbing on double-track (jeep road) that runs the length of Gooseberry Mesa. Around three miles, with options for longer rides, including combination with short sections of singletrack trail. Great views. Season February through mid-December.
Gooseberry Windmill Alternate loop on the north end of Gooseberry Mesa, shorter than the bigger loops to the south. Singletrack runs along the northern cliff edge. Moderately-advanced technical, no big climbs. Season February through mid-December.
Gould's Rim Trail Singletrack running from the cliffs above Hurricane along Gould's Wash. Links to top of J.E.M. trail for option of long loop using Hurricane Rim Trail. Light climbing. Some narrow twisting undulating singletrack makes this upper-intermediate tech. Season February through mid-December, winter when dry between storms.
Guacamole Trail Singletrack and open slickrock riding. Intermediate to advanced, with plenty of stunt opportunities. Around 8 miles in length, little elevation gain -- a lot of quick ups and downs. Located just outside ZionNational Park. Season February through mid-December, winter when dry between storms.
Gunlock/Dammeron Trail This easy trail begins at Gunlock Reservoir's boat dock and winds northeast through beautiful red hills, charred volcanic rock and distant scenes of beautiful PineValleyMountain. The trail ends on Highway 18 where bikers can head back to St. George via the highway.
Hurricane Rim Trail Singletrack running from the cliffs above Hurricane along the edge of the Virgin River Gorge. Links to lower end of J.E.M. trail. Out-and-back, one-way with shuttle from upper or lower JEM trailheads, or option of long loop using Gould's Rim Trail. Moderate climbing. Rough rock makes this upper-intermediate tech. Season February through mid-December.
J.E.M. Trail Climb to the northern edge of Gooseberry Mesa near the town of Virgin, then descend to the Virgin River on singletrack. Intermediate technical, modest climbing. Season February through mid-December, plus most winter days.
Little Creek Mountain Fantastic new trail system east of Hurricane, south of Gooseberry Mesa. Singletrack through pinion forest plus broad areas of slickrock. Stunts and fun technical stuff. Advanced technical, little climbing. Season February through mid-December.
ParadiseCanyon Short loop north of St. George. Features the easier Turtle Wall trail along the sandstone. Links to other trails in the Red Cliffs Desert Preserve. A little climbing, intermediate technical overall. Season year-round.
Pioneer Park Slickrock area on top of the cliffs north of St. George. Short ride, little climbing, intermediate-advanced technical. Season year-round.
Prospector Trail This intermediate-technical trail runs along cliffs from Leeds to Washington. Dirt singletrack, little climbing. Connects to Church Rocks. Season year-round.
Quarry Trail This easy, short trail extends from the St. George airport to a basalt quarry site on Black Hill, where rock was quarried for the Mormon temple foundation. Trivial climbing, easy technical. Season year-round.
Raceway at Green Valley This race loop starts in the valley between the Bearclaw Poppy trailhead and GreenValley, just southwest of St. George. Moderate climb, intermediate technical. Season year-round.
Red Mountain Trail This is a tough 2.7 mile ledge-and-rock-strewn climb from DiamondValley to an overlook above SnowCanyon, northwest St. George. Moderate climb, advanced technical. Season March-December. (There is a "Red Mountain Trail" at CedarCity -- please see Southern Plateau section.)
Silver Reef Trail The scenery on this trail lends the best of both worlds, the bright vermillion peaks of ZionPark to the junipers and lush pines of PineValley. The trail begins in the brush of Silver Reef Ghost Town, east of Zion, and heads north and west via FR 031 over the south base of PineValleyMountain. The trail veers south on FR 033 and finishes at the east side of St George. Trailhead starts 27 miles north of St George via I-15, Leeds exit and follow the signs to Silver Reef. About 26 miles.
SlickrockSwamp Singletrack climbs up to a loop on the mesa north of Rockville, west of ZionCanyon. Intermediate technical, light-moderate climb. Some stunt opportunities. Season February to mid-December.
Snow West Canyon Trail Graded roadway climbs up WestCanyon from the bottom of SnowCanyon, north of Ivins. Easy technical, light climb. Season year-round.
SnowCanyon Loop Paved bike trail that loops from the northwest corner of St. George, through Ivins, and SnowCanyon. (A short stretch in upper SnowCanyon requires use of the road.) Easy technical, but a moderate climb. Season year-round.
St. George Paved Trails Photos and map of paved trails in West St. George: Lava Flow, HalfwayWash, Sand Hollow. Summary and links to Snow Canyon Loop and Virgin River Parkway. Easy technical. Season year-round.
Stucki Springs Singletrack rocks and rolls through the desert south of Santa Clara, to join the Bearclaw Poppy trail at Clavicle Hill. Loop option using the Raceway. Some climbing. Intermediate technical. Season year-round.
Sunshine Loop Gravel road with singletrack "main event" forms a loop right at the Arizona border southeast of St. George. Easier-intermediate technical, light climbing. Season year-round.
Virgin River Parkway Paved bike trail from Bloomington into St. George, following the Virgin River. Very easy technical, no climbing. Season year-round.
Warner Valley Two loops, 6 miles easier technical (Honeymoon Loop), 11 miles upper-intermediate (Warner Valley Loop), mostly singletrack in the desert of WarnerValley. Little climbing, fairly high-speed ride. Located 15 miles east of St. George or 15 miles south of Hurricane. Season year-round.
Warner Valley Cholla II Loop 10.5-mile loop in northeastern WarnerValley (10 miles south of Hurricane, 15 miles east of St. George). Some slickrock, a couple of very short sandy sections, a couple of technical spots. Fairly high-speed, intermediate.
Zion Canyon and Pa'rus Trail Bike trail in lower ZionCanyon connects to road up ZionCanyon to the mouth of the narrows. Light but steady climb, easy technical. Cars can be a problem when the shuttle buses aren't running. Season mid-February through mid-December.