Plateau and Mesa rides

mountain biking the JEM trail virgin utah

The JEM trail virgin utah

The Colorado Plateau is a vast province that covers the eastern three quarters of the state of Utah. Climbing up onto the plateau at Hurricane is a gain of just a few hundred feet, yet offers a huge change in the variety of riding possibilities from the lower desert rides around St. George.  Several slickrock rides have been developed on the tops of the mesas that spring up in every direction, with networks of dirt single tracks flowing along their bases as a bonus. The elevations from 4500 feet to 6000 feet offer only about 11 months of ride-able conditions a year with the other month being just a bit too cold and windy for those of us who seek comfort over misery. Drive times from St. George are generally less than an hour, with the condition of the many dirt roads being the limiting factor in many instances.

  • Hurricane Rim
  • Goulds Rim
  • JEM trail system
  • Gooseberry Mesa
  • Wire Mesa
  • Guacamole Mesa
  • Little Creek Mesa
  • Grafton mesa system