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BEAR CLAW POPPY TRAIL – ST GEORGE, UT
Difficulty Level: Expert
Distance: 7.9 miles round-trip
From first timers to seasoned riders, Bear Claw Poppy offers a network of trails ranging from easy to difficult, making it possible for beginners to ride with experienced riders as they can all stay close together while riding a slightly different trail. The bottom half of the trail, starting at Navajo Dr., is rated easy to moderate, and the top (from Clavicle hill to the Three Fingers of Death) is rated easy to difficult. Bear Claw Poppy is a directional trail, so follow the signs to avoid congestion.
ROUND TRIP LENGTH
AVERAGE RIDE TIME
Navajo Drive Trailhead: 37.052873, -113.626755
Green Valley Gap Trailhead: 37°05’10.2″N 113°38’49.8″W
PUBLIC BIKE WORK STAND
DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE
Navajo Drive Trailhead: 5.7 Miles (15 minutes driving) Green Valley Gap Trailhead: 6.1 miles (18 minutes driving)
No Restroom Available
Out & Back, Shuttle
BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO RIDE
Great Year Round
BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO RIDE
No Permit Required
WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE
No Water Sources Available
No Camping Available
Dirt Single Track
Full Sun Exposure
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD
This trail can either start off Navajo Drive in Bloomington, or it can be started at Green Valley Gap by the water tank. A popular option is to shuttle the trail by leaving a car at the Navajo Dr. Trail Head then using another car to start at the Green Valley Gap Trail Head.
Get Directions to Navajo Drive Trail Head. Head west on Dixie Drive and turn left on 600 West. Turn right (first exit on the round about) onto Tonaquint Drive and continue 1.3 miles. Turn right onto Bloomington Drive and follow for .8 miles. Turn right onto Navajo Drive and follow until you cross over the cattle guard and the trail head will be on your right.
Get Directions to Green Valley Gap Trail Head. On Dixie Drive head west for 2 miles and turn left on Canyon View Drive. Follow Canyon View Drive up to the top of the hill. At the stop sign you will see the road end and turn to dirt in front of you. Continue on the dirt and follow the dirt road that takes you down, across the valley and back up the other side of the hill. As you near the water tank on the hill you will see a gate and a parking area. Park and ride up the hill and the trail head is up next to the water tank.
FLORA AND FAUNA
Plants: Typical plant life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.
Animals: Typical animal life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.
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