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City Creek - Rusty Cliffs Trail
Beginning on Turtle Road above the red cliffs north of St. George, the City Creek trail offers some rocky options before it drops down and crosses the road, to become the Rusty Cliffs Trail. The combined trail makes a 5-mile (each way) out-and-back with about 300 vertical feet of climbing. Most of the trail is intermediate technical, with an advanced technical optional side loop on City Creek.
The trail begins at the top of Red Hills Parkway, above the red cliffs north of St. George. The singletrack begins across from the parking area. (Go under the highway on the paved trail.) There's also an entry on the paved Red Hills Parkway trail, 1/4 mile uphill from the junction of the highway with Bluff Street.
The trail will head towards the road, going north around the small canyon that begins at the golf course. From here, it heads back southwest and over the hill to the road. After crossing the road and going a bit downhill, the broad Rusty Cliffs trail follows an old pioneer road.

Getting there: From St. George Blvd (the main drag), head north on Main Street (towards the "Dixie" painted on the big rock above the cliffs). When you reach Hope Street, turn right, then immediately take the left fork and climb Skyline Drive to the top of the cliffs. Turn left on Red Hills Parkway (labeled Skyline Drive on some city maps, and called Turtle Road by many locals). At the top of the hill, turn right into the parking area. The trail starts as the cement path descending and crossing under the road. Turn uphill and ride 1/10th mile to the step-over gate. Alternate:  Head north straight up Bluff Street until it leaves town. At the light where Bluff intersects Snow Canyon Parkway, turn right. Drive back about 2 miles to the parking area.

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