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NEPHI’S TWIST – HURRICANE CLIFFS, UT

NEPHI’S TWIST – HURRICANE CLIFFS, UT

Difficulty Level: Expert

Distance: 2.47 miles one-way

TRAIL SUMMARY

Southern Utah is known to have some of the gnarliest downhill riding and Nephi’s Twist is the perfect example of this. The little-known trail is full of jumps, drops, berms, and exposed ridgelines that will be a thrill for even the most experienced riders! That being said, this is a highly technical trail and extreme caution should be taken before riding it– a full face helmet and protective gear are highly recommended and it should never be ridden alone. This is a downhill specific trail so it is advised to shuttle it with two vehicles.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Expert

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

2.47 miles

AVERAGE RIDE TIME

20 minutes

PUBLIC BIKE WORK STAND

No

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

BLM

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

21 Miles (30 minutes driving)

RESTROOM FACILITIES

No Restroom Available

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

Yes

BIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

EQUESTRIAN ALLOWED

No

RIDE TYPE

Out & Back

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

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

WHAT'S NEARBY

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

It is suggested to shuttle this trail since it is downhill specific.

Get directions to trailhead. From I-15 head North, and take Exit 16 towards Hurricane on State St. About 12 miles on State St. (just past La Verkin) turn right onto Highway 9 towards Zion National Park. About a mile later at the top of the hill, there will be a sharp left turn onto a dirt road, which leads to the La Verkin Shooting Range. Park at the range, it’s best to ride bikes from here. Take the first road on the left and then take the right road at the fork in about .25 mile. Follow that main road for another .25 mile, then turn left onto another dirt road. Follow this road for about .5 mile, and the trailhead will be on the left. It is currently an unmarked trailhead and is hard to find anywhere on the internet, so be sure to look at our trail map to know where to go.

Get directions to trailend. From I-15 head North, and take Exit 16 towards Hurricane on State St. About 13 miles on State St. (just past La Verkin) turn right onto South Zions Parkway. Drive for .25 mile, then make a right onto Glen Canyon St., then make a left onto Grand Canyon Parkway. Continue for .25 mile and the road will turn into a dirt road and will contain a small area to park.

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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