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WIRE MESA TRAIL – HURRICANE CLIFFS, UT

WIRE MESA TRAIL – HURRICANE CLIFFS, UT

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Distance: 7.4 miles round-trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Wire Mesa sits just a few miles from its older sibling- Gooseberry Mesa, and offers the same great views and riding on a smaller scale. The trail moves along the edges of sheer cliffs at some spots offering spectacular views of the beginning of Zion Canyon. I like this area because it has some small trees and is more mountainous than St George, so it’s a good way to mix things up. There are some technical spots along the trail, most of which offer an easy trail option next to it. Wire Mesa is a great way to experience the technicality of Gooseberry Mesa combined with the flow of Jem.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Intermediate

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

7.4 miles

AVERAGE RIDE TIME

1 hour

PUBLIC BIKE WORK STAND

No

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

BLM

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

37 Miles (49 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

Dispersed Camping Available

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Dirt Single Track, Slick Rock

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

WHAT'S NEARBY

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Get directions to trailhead. Get on I-15 and head North for 6.8 miles. Take exit 16 for Hwy 9 toward Hurricane and continue for 9.7 miles. From Hurricane turn right on Main Street and continue one block. Turn left onto 100 S/Highway 59 and continue for 14 miles (15 minutes driving time) and there will be a large sign just past Apple Valley marking the road to Gooseberry Mesa, which is Main Street. This is an unpaved road, but is well maintained. Follow that road for about 15 minutes and continue past the Gooseberry Mesa turnoff and Main Street will turn into Bench Road. Wire Mesa is a few minutes beyond that and is marked with a sign.

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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