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Anasazi Trail (Santa Clara River Preserve)
The north side of the Santa Clara River Preserve features a trail system under development. It's brand new, and changing quickly. The highlight is a trail that runs the length of the preserve from east to west, called (I believe) the Anasazi. It flirts with the cliff edge as you look for Native American rock carvings, then turns into singletrack for a mile of very fun semi-technical riding. This central trail connects to other trail options. So your ride can be a quick hit-the-highlights (from one end to the other and back is 6.6 miles), or you can easily run up 12 to 18 miles exploring the side trails. Elevation at the western (Anasazi) trailhead is 3000 feet. The Graveyard trailhead is 2800. The ride tops out at 3350. 
Riding notes, from Anasazi Trailhead:
0.0   Trail starts at break in fence by RV parking
        N37 09.749 W113 42.364
0.8   Anasazi farmstead
        N37 09.434 W113 42.333
        Continue up improved trail
1.3   Arrive at rock art area
        N37 09.255 W113 42.258
        Explore on foot
        L uphill when finished
1.35 R on ST along cliff edge
1.5   Rejoins DT
        N37 09.119 W113 42.148
1.6   Keep straight
        N37 09.062 W113 42.105
2.1   Highest point of ride
2.3   ST starts on R along cliffs
        N37 08.558 W113 41.725
3.2   ST becomes DT, descend
        N37 08.228 W113 41.159
3.4   Fork L = main DT
        N37 08.278 W113 40.896
        (R=DT that joins ST along cliff)
3.5   Fork straight = main DT
        N37 08.286 W113 40.791
        (Cholla forks L)
3.7   Fork straight = main DT
        N37 08.249 W113 40.631
        (Hard L = Lower Graveyard DT)
        (L = Upper Graveyard ST)
        (R = new ST)
3.9   End of Preserve
        N37 08.122 W113 40.512
        ( R next to gate for River DT)
        Go play on other trails!
Getting there:  Graveyard Trailhead:  In St. George, head north on Bluff Street and turn left on Sunset Blvd. Drive 3 miles west on Sunset through Santa Clara. As you leave Santa Clara and begin climbing the hill, look for a road on the left. It will turn to gravel. Pass the first stepover trail access (no parking here) and drive a little further. Parking is contained inside a wooden rail fence on your left (N37 08.125 W113 40.317). Directly across the road is a stepover to the Fishhook Trail.
Anasazi Trailhead:  Drive all the way through Santa Clara and continue on 191 past Ivins. Just after a gentle descent, watch for the Anasazi Trailhead sign. Turn left into the dirt road where the stone thingy is holding an iron gate. Drive 0.4 miles and turn into the parking area surrounded by a wooden fence (N37 09.748 W113 42.379). The trail starts at the break in the fence.

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