Broken Mesa - Trail, St. George, Utah

Broken Mesa - Trail, St. George, Utah

DESCRIPTION

From the parking area you will go up the climb it is fairly steap and technical. It switch backs up to a narly dirt road with a pipe line nest to the road. Go right on the road for like 50 ft you will see a peice of single track and a stack of rocks over the pipe line. You will be about half way up the climb here. The climd is about 10% of the whole trail. You will come to a technical move at the top of the climb called Kevin's Gate. I dig the section of the trail it is a fun, hard, tight, rocky setion with a few little leges to climb up. From here it is basicly flat of down hill. I would recomend to really keep your eyes open for the rest of trail, stuff comes up quick and it would really hurt to go down. The trail will winde down the mesa with some rad veiws the trail will start to get rougher and rougher as you get farther down the mesa so be careful. You will come to a cut on the edge of the mesa. This an old wagon trail for the pinoneers if is a bit steep and but fun. When you get to the bottom of the that you will come to a dirt road. It is called the power line trail. If you are doing a loop go right, it will take you to the water tank where you parked. If you are doing the shuttle go left. When you get to a power line pole turn right(you will see the bike tracks) follow it and you will come to a fence. Hop over that and fellow it for a ways, you will go by a trutle fence after that there will be a fork go right. Fellow that for a bit it will have some soft sandy sections in it. You will come thought a fence on to another road go left here. You will see a Golf course on your right. Stay on that same road you will cross over a golf cart path and by a little building then on to a paved road. Take the next left you will ride though a neihbor hood. You will be on this road tell you come to a stop sign and go left you come to middle drive. Go right on middleton drive, it is a frontage road the paralels I-15. From here I think that you can figure out where to go.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 14, 2006]
rkonindustry
Weekend Warrior

The trail is open and has been for quite some time now. I found this to be a fun trail that if you've ridden all the major trails in the area, this is a good one to check out. Not at the top of the list but still fun to do. Our group were on single speeds to 6" travel bikes. I think the 6" bikes were overkill unless you ride a light one. Just cause it's a mostly downhill trail, this is not a downhill bike run.
The beginning part is a techy climb switchbaking up a hill for about 1 mile. No fun for me but i am no climber. Then it goes to flat/downhill sections with lots of lava rocks waiting to tear off a derailluer. Kind of technical but nothing major. As you progress down the trail you find sections where you can pick up some serious speed. You don't want to fall here- off the trail looks like a cabbage patch of baby head lava rocks.
The last section is a steep straight line. Nothing to worry about. Lots of fun and i would do it again.

Customer Service

See above or below

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 08, 2005]
mooseknuckleralliance
Downhiller

this trail is currently out of commission due to fire and extreme rain.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 21, 2005]
Pain Freak
Cross Country Rider

This little trail was a suprise as no one told me much about it. I found it to be very fun although not to technical and the climbs were realitively mild,but the downhill section/s were real fun. I don't know if I'd go out of my way to ride this one again as there are so many other good trails in the area,but if you're staying in St George and are looking for a short ride of 1 1/2 to 2 hours this is worth the trip. I finished it in 1 hr 15 min. and I took a couple breaks riding hard,but not a killer pace.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Apr 17, 2005]
DoorsFreak
Downhiller

This trail is awesome. Its starts out with some sweet switchbacks that climb up onto the mesa. Then its all downhill from there! Good stuff! Ive never seen another rider when i do this trail. I love the solitude! GREAT TRAIL! I recommend full suspension as the trail gets really bumpy about half-way down.

Customer Service

Park at the water tower and ride up the dirt road. Or if you have a shuttle you could park a car in Middleton, never tried it, but it would work good.

Similar Products Used:

Church rocks. All trails in Green Valley (except Bear Claw Poppy). Cholla II Challenge Loop in Warner Valley. The Red Hill and Green Valley for technical/freeride.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 26, 2004]
Kona Rider
Cross Country Rider

We started at the water tower and took the road up to the trailhead. Do the ride - don't drive up. The uphill is a tough, technical climb, but the down is well worth it! A special shout-out to my riding partners - Jenny & Damon. You two rock! Jenny saw a desert tortious beside a rock on the final downhill. Very cool. We ended a week of riding with this ride and loved it. The road back to the water tower sucked though - very sandy! Also super thanks to the bike owners in St. George. Both bike shops (one downtown and one out by the grocery store) were super helpful and fixed up my wounded bike! The shop out by the grocery store was very helpful and gave us awesome trail maps and great suggestions - thanks!

Customer Service

Start at water tower, ride up the road, and rock & roll!

Similar Products Used:

Stop at the bike shop by the grocery store, chat with them, get the trail maps and hit em all!! Must do Gooseberry Mesa though!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 24, 2004]
tk421onthemic
Cross Country Rider

The singletrack on top of the Mesa is a blast and has sections that will test your skills. The downhill off of the Mesa is a must-do.

Customer Service

I started at the water tower and rode clockwise. Fun ride!

Similar Products Used:

If you're visiting the area and only have time for 1 or 2 rides I would recommend Gooseberry Mesa or Green Valley Loop. But if you've done all the others and want something new, give Broken Mesa a try.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 27, 2004]
Byron231
Cross Country Rider

This is the most unique trail I've ever ridden. It's nothing like any of the other trails is the area. It starts out with an awsome climb, then turns into an epic decent. This trail will keep even the best riders on there toes from start to finish. A definite must do trail, and the climb back up to the car only takes about an hour.

Customer Service

park at the water tower and start there

Similar Products Used:

I hear they're making some new trails in the area, so find out where they are and try those too.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 24, 2002]
lukas

This trail is awesome. If you like narrow singletrack and fast bomb sections, this is the trail for you in st. george. If you're a roady on dirt stay away, it'll rattle your teeth out and give you more scars than you really want. If you do ride this trail make sure to stop in at Red Rock Bicycle Co. and give Bryce Pratt props for building such a rad trail.

Customer Service

zac knows what he's talking about, but if you're a downhiller shuttle it.

Similar Products Used:

Stop in at Red Rock Bicycle Co. and ask they'll point you in the right direction.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 29, 2002]
Joe

I dig this trail because it's not a race course. It's for true moutain bikers. Not those roadies on dirt that wine if there is a bump in the trail. I ride it on my hard tail, but I recomened and full suspention bike with a fatter sized tire.

Oh, I do ask if you ride this trail please don't slid the corners. Thanks

Customer Service

If your like to suffer a bit riding the road from Red Rock Bicycle is how I ride it. If you don't like long stupid dirt roads do it as a shuttle.

Similar Products Used:

Go to Red Rock and ask the mechanics where to go. Like Lucas said give Bryce promps for building a rad trail.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 04, 2002]
Fronk

I think all of the people that reviewed this trial would agree that it is awesome. I used to ride it as a loop from my house behing Red Cliffs Mall. My best time was 2 hrs. flat. It's long and hot but it has some of the best single track in the area. Lava rocks sticking up through clay and red sand. Lots of high speed downhill. I've ridden it on a hard tail and full suspension and I have to say humping the full sespension up the road is worth it. We used to call this trail Twin Peaks.

Customer Service

I guess the trail has been re-named and the direction to the trail head has changed. Follow the recommended route above. In the past we used to ride past the "Red Desert Reserve" sign and continue to the Dixie Forest Border Sign. A little ways past the sign there is a dirt road that takes you to the trail head. Steve and Linda from St. George put most of the time and effort into making this trail rideable.

Similar Products Used:

Gooseberry, JEM, Stucki Springs, The Loop, Church Rocks, Any race courses and the best of all, LaVerkin Over Look Trail. Try and ride down the cliff without a dab.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
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