Welcome to Dixie Mountain Bike Trail Association

Build. Maintain. Ride.

 The Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association is dedicated to enhancing and fomenting mountain biking opportunities and trails in Southern Utah. We believe Mountain biking creates a healthy lifestyle that promotes strong community bounds and positively effects the economy. By creating amazing trail experiences in Southern Utah, our goal is to create a healthy, strong community of mountain bikers.


Without trails, mountain biking does not exist. Every mountain biker wants new experiences and new trails. Southern Utah has an excellent existing network of single track, but there is potential to add and enhance this network. The DMBTA is dedicated to adding as much quality single track as possible with the hopes of growing the tourist draw and promoting a healthy lifestyle within our communities.


The existing network of trails in Southern Utah is constantly being used. The year round riding season and draw of our world class single track has left many of our trails in need of some love. In hopes of maintaining that draw and the experience, DMBTA is dedicated to conducting trail maintenance days. These work days help promote the community spirit of DMBTA and promotes education and rider ownership of the trails. All of which creates a cycle of caring and protecting of the one resource we need as mountain bikers to exist.


All of our efforts culminate in the community using the trails. We believe that mountain biking promotes a healthy lifestyle that combats many of the health problems our society faces. This is done by riding. The DMBTA promotes the mountain bike lifestyle by conducting group rides to show off the area’s trails and to allow those strong community bonds to be created.

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The Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association

9 thoughts on “Welcome to Dixie Mountain Bike Trail Association

  1. Don’t mean to be controversial, but I ride the JEM practically weekly and come across riders coming uphill frequently. Most people ride the JEM because it is a fun downhill trail and perhaps it should have been designated one way for the entire length. With more options to loop to the top of the JEM now, it really makes no sense to ride it uphill anyway. In my experience the issue is that a lot of riders are from out of town and do not know the trail system well enough to navigate. Because of it’s ever increasing popularity, perhaps better signage and/or a kiosk at the lower trailhead showing a trail map would be a better solution.

  2. Hi,
    I noticed that there is no Meetup group for MTB in this area. I think this would be a good way to organize DMBTA and other rides. I would even be willing to donate the money to set it up for the first year. Just wondering your thoughts.

  3. Hi There,
    I believe I joined DMBTA via the IMBA website. However, I am having difficulties creating an account on the DMBTA website page.
    Can you confirm if I am an active member of DMBTA. My user name is: ccariello

    I would like to become more involved in the planning aspect of mtn. bike trail building.

    Thank you.

    Carol Cariello

  4. Diane,

    I’m sorry to hear about the misinformation being disseminated. For the most part the JEM is a multi-directional trail. However, there are new signs going in that will detail that the JEM from the upper parking lot to the Goosebumps junction is downhill only. Outside of that, everything is bi-directional in the Hurricane Cliffs Network.

  5. Thank you all for the endless amount of work you do to make this an amazing place to ride. BUT, there is some misinformation about JEM being a downhill only trail. We’ve had several out of town friends go into the local bike shop and they were told this information and it’s just not true. More then several times now while riding this trail many riders are not giving way to the uphill traffic, and if the uphill rider doesn’t get off the trail the rider just rides around them making the single track wider. We have also seen riders ride way off the trail just so they don’t have to stop.

    I would like to suggest signs at these trailheads because we have many bikers that don’t understand the trail etiquette. I wish I could say that it has only happened a couple of times, but that is not the case. Please lets be proactive so we can keep our single track single. Thank you for your time.

  6. I am building a mountain bike trail in the Kayenta development which is in Ivins. The soil varies between pulverized clay and sand, i.e. loose! Can you suggest what I can do to make the trail tread firmer?


  7. Thank you so much for the trails.You do a good job.Love taking people
    who have have not rode around here.keep the good work up.

    Kendall Sullivan

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