Slickrock Swamp Trail - Trail, Rockville, Utah

Slickrock Swamp Trail - Trail, Rockville, Utah

DESCRIPTION

desert singletrack, jeep trail, slickrock on top of a mesa overlooking Rockville

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 02, 2010]
longbiker
Cross Country Rider

Mostly slickrock with some sandy ST. I rode ten miles total. Very fun trail hrad to follow at times.

Customer Service

Parked at the hiking trailhead and got a note from a local(pre-printed multiple copies) saying don't park here. There was basically no parking at the actual trailhead. The solution I guess is to park somewhere in town and just ride from there. Maybe ask at Zions Cycles what's best.

Similar Products Used:

Guacamole

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5
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2
[Nov 05, 2008]
cork
Weekend Warrior

Trail is fun. Very much like Gooseberry Mesa. If you are in the Zion area, and want to get a MTB ride in and don't want to drive all the way to Gooseberry, then this is the ticket. It rained on us while we were out there, but that just added to the "Swamp" experience. Overall, pretty technical. Only 1 area where you can really open it up, otherwise you are focused on the obstacle ahead of you, or finding the next white dot. BTW, the dots are hard to see, but there are just enough to keep you from getting lost.....ha ha ha. Mileage is a little short, but effort is pretty high. I was pretty worn out when I was done.

Customer Service

Don't skip the first handful of switchbacks and take the road. They are tough, but rideable. Follow the trail to the loop, then ride counter-clockwise (stay right at the intersection.)

Similar Products Used:

Gooseberry Mesa, Little Creek, JEM Trail

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4
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4
[Jan 01, 2007]
y2kguy98516
Cross Country Rider

No big hills. A lot of technical challenges. Fun slick rock. Variations can give you some limited single track; a couple of miles of double track.
If you do this trail the right way, it only requires a lower-intermediate skillset to do 99% of it. However, you can change direction on a couple of loops for an advanced skillset rider.

Customer Service

It is now more difficult to find the trail due to the phase-3 of the Anasazi Plateau development. Here is the way go: Turn off hwy-9 to the Anasazi Pleateau; Park in the parking lot for hikers/bikers which is located about 1/2 way up the hill; follow the trail; You will pass under a small bridge; turn left immediately before an old cattle corral; Now the tricky part: make a sharp U-turn (to the right and up a few feet) 50-feet before the next bridge you encounter; follow the trail.

Please be aware that the beginning of this trail will be re-routed once again in the next couple of years because it passes right through some very expensive home properties.

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4
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4
[Sep 27, 2006]
deanm
Weekend Warrior

Hard to find the trail head to start with. Looked through the directions at www.bikerag.com but wound up going to the bike shop in Springdale after a taking the wrong directions in. Here's the scoop: Turn in the Anasazi subdivision and look for the parking lot almost immediately on your right (road drops down steep). This is the parking area for the hiking trail into Zion. You must then ride your bike through the subdivision following Anasazi all the way until it ALMOST ends (you should be at the edge of the mesa with the drop-off on your right. There will be jeep trails off to the right. Ride any one of these and you should see slick rock within 200 yards. Then start looking for trail markings (paint). Easy to follow once you get on the trail. If you ever run into a barb-wire fence then you know that you took a wrong turn and are about to go into Zion National Park (no bikes allowed).

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4
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3
[Nov 11, 1999]
Jeff H.

I rode this trail recently while camping in Zion and it was a fun trail that takes a couple hours to check out. It starts with a jeep trail that links to slickrock and singletrack that winds on top of a mesa that overlooks Rockville. Lots of tight turns and slickrock dropoffs and well marked with paint dots. Slow and technical, quite a change from the long climbs and fast downhills I'm used to.

Customer Service

For detailed info, stop by Bike Zion in Springdale.

Similar Products Used:

Gooseberry Mesa

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4
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[Jan 10, 2000]
russ

This trail was closed 2 years ago due to people not being smart enough to work with the BLM.The same people still insist on breaking the law and riding and sending people to ride the trail.
NO RATING ITS CLOSED

Customer Service

none

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1
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[Jun 02, 2000]
Dean

This trail was closed by the actions of the jerks who painted it. Do not go there, no matter what the local shop tells you.

Customer Service

Do not ride this trail, it is CLOSED.

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1
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[Sep 11, 2000]
Paul

If this trail is on BLM land and it is not clearly signed as closed what is the problem??... Perhaps someone should enquire with the local BLM office to determine the true status of this trail. On what grounds is our public land closed to nonmotorized transit?? Is this area open for logging, grazing and/ or mining like most BLM land? I wonder about the legality of "closing" public land without a public hearing....??

Customer Service

What's the story?.... I spoke with several locals in Springdale and they all claim to ride this trail often with no problems...

Similar Products Used:

Gooseberry is awesome!

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5
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[Oct 17, 2000]
Paul

Great trail! Sometimes difficult route finding but well worth the effort! Not an outlaw trail as others below claim...this is a wide open established trail on public land. Great views, sweet technical riding... The guys at Bike Zion will sell you a color copied map and description for $2.00 they will also rent you a beat up and abused Iron Horse... Check the headset and brakes before you coast outta there.... my advise... better off using your own bike...

Customer Service

From Springdale.... go out of town 1.8 miles from the 'Bike Zion shop' make a right and park at the first parking lot on the right. Skip the short, too steep/loose single track section from the parking lot and ride the pavement for about 1/2 mile until you see the trail marked by a small sign on the left. (Don't be fooled by the sign at the trail head... it claims 'no bikes' however this only applys to the trail within the National Park boundary. The bike trail does not go in the park but turns southwest at a corral near the boundary.) Ride the technical single track for about a mile and it crosses and then meets a double track,(look for the boot print sign) ride up the double track for about a mile and a half (skip the left turn in the road)..and it meets the park boundary. Turn onto the single track to your left at the corral. Follow this down into a slickrock half pipe and watch for a sharp right turn which takes you up onto the mesa and slickrock. From here the trail is marked by black dots on the rock. This section is a connector trail which takes you to the main loop it is about two or three miles to the junction with the main loop. (Easy to miss) Keep your eyes peeled for the (sometimes hard to see) black/grey markings on the rock. I recommend going clockwise on the loop so go left at the junction...

Similar Products Used:

Gooseberry! Red Canyon! Little creek mesa!

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4
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[Oct 18, 2000]
Gonzo

Sorry Guys but this trail is closed dispite what Bike Zion says or sells maps for.

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1
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