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CHUCKWALLA TRAIL – ST GEORGE, UT

CHUCKWALLA TRAIL – ST GEORGE, UT

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Distance: 4.2 miles round-trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Chuckawalla to Paradise Rim is an awesome trail system with just about every terrain that Southern Utah has to offer, from slick rock to dirt single track. This is an intermediate rated trail, which gets especially techy on the decent. Don’t let this discourage you though. This trail system will reward you with sweeping views of Santa Clara and some fast paced rocky descents. Every trail in the system is fun, but it is noted that Beck Hill trail is very sandy which may only be rideable by fat bikes. This is my go to trail since it is always guaranteed to put a smile on my face!

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Intermediate

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

4.2 miles

AVERAGE RIDE TIME

45 mins

GPS COORDINATES

Chuckwalla Trail Head: 37°08’17.7″N 113°36’16.8″W
Half Way Washington Trail Head Trailhead: 37°08’18.9″N 113°36’46.6″W
The Gap Trail Head: 37°08’39.0″N 113°37’10.6″W

PUBLIC BIKE WORK STAND

No

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

BLM, Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

Chuckwalla Trail Head: 4.3 miles (10 minutes driving) Half Way Washington Trail Head Trailhead: 5.3 miles (11 minutes driving) The Gap Trail Head: 5.3 miles (13 minutes driving)

RESTROOM FACILITIES

Vault Toilets at Trailhead

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

Yes

BIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

EQUESTRIAN ALLOWED

Yes

RIDE TYPE

Out & Back, Shuttle

BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO RIDE

Great Year Round

BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO RIDE

Morning, Afternoon

GROUP LIMIT

No Limit

PERMIT INFORMATION

No Permit Required

COST

No Cost

WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE

No Water Sources Available

CAMP SITES

No Camping Available

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Dirt Single Track, Slick Rock, Sandy

SUN EXPOSURE

Partial Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

WHAT'S NEARBY

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Get Directions to Trail Head. From St George, go West to Santa Clara, and drive through most of the town. Turn left onto Gates Ln, or just before the Jacob Hamblin house. Go straight until you reach the dirt road, then either park if you don’t have a good 4wheel drive vehicle, or continue on the road for approximately .25mi or until you reach the fork in the road. Take the first right, and continue until you reach the Cove Wash Trailhead.

From the trailhead I usually ride the loop clockwise by starting on Sidewinder which will eventually turn right into Barrel Roll. This trail can also be done counter-clockwise.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Plants: Typical plant life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.
Animals: Typical animal life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.

TRAIL REPORT

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dallin Spackman

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