DOWNHILL FLOW TRAIL COMING TO SAINT GEORGE AREA.
With a little help from DMBTA, the BLM St. George Field Office was recently awarded a trail construction grant through the Utah Recreational Trails Program. They will get $60,000 from the State grant and will match it with another $60,000 with money collected from commercial guide permits, and fees from competitive events. These events pay for our new trails. We (DMBTA) also agreed to contribute a significant amount of volunteer time.
The trail will be a machine built one-way downhill flow trail on West Mountain Peak, and will be 8-10 miles long. West Mountain Peak is just south of the Shivwits Reservation on the west side of Highway 91 (Utah Hill). The trail will begin about 1.5 miles below the communications towers at the summit.
I’ve had a few questions about why this site was selected, and the answer is simple. This is the only suitable place on BLM land in Washington County that has the elevation and downhill distance for a trail like this.
If you haven’t joined us yet, do it now. Be part of everything that is happening for mountain biking here. We need your help.
The Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association started out as a group of five dedicated individuals who were willing to put in a whole bunch of volunteer hours in an effort to help improve and create mountain biking experiences in Southern Utah. Since we started in 2009, we’ve grown from Washington County to include Iron, Kane and Garfield counties where there are active sections of the DMBTA working to bring you new and better trails.
This growth has been great. It’s meant that we have more singletrack in more locations. It’s meant that the DMBTA has grown to include more than just five people and based on the predictors we have, this growth is only going to continue at an exponential rate.
We are committed to our original goal of building, maintain and riding the amazing trails in Southern Utah. To continue this effort, we need your help. We need people who can take over some of the positions that are due to be released like a book keeper. We need folks who are willing to help maintain our website. We need people to help maintain the trails that we already have and we need people who are willing to help build trails. In short, we need you. Regardless of what your passion, what your skill set, we can find something for you to do.
So join us. Shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact info and what you feel you could do to help out. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours.
We will host two trail work days this coming week on the Kentucky Lucky Chicken Trail in St. George.
Wednesday the 13th of July, we will meet at the trailhead on Hill Rise Avenue on Webb Hill at 6:30 AM. We will work till about 10 AM.
We will then return on Friday, the 15th, for a repeat. 6:30 AM at the trailhead.
To get to the trailhead,
Head South on River Road.
Turn right onto Fort Pierce Drive at the gas station.
Turn Left onto Bloomington Hills Dr.
Turn Right onto Fort Peirce Drive.
Turn Left onto Hill Rise Avenue.
If you are in a low clearance vehicle, you will want to park at the pavement and ride/walk to the trailhead. Otherwise, proceed up the dirt road to the parking spot (about 4-5 cars will fit). We will ride the trail out and back, but you are welcome to walk/ride to the top and meet us at the dig site (you can see it from the towers).