Goosebumps and Cryptobionic
Goosebumps and Cryptobionic are newer trails that offer alternatives to the classic JEM and Hurricane Rim rides. Cryptobionic is an easy ride, 3.6 miles long with 250 feet of elevation change. Goosebumps undulates along the edge of the mesa and is a moderately technical 5.1 miles that includes about 1.5 miles of dirt-road and washbottom. This ride climbs Cryptobionic, then the upper part of Goosebumps, then descends JEM.
Crypto-Up -- shorter Figure 8 on a stem:
Climb Cryptobionic and upper Goosebumps, descend JEM

0.0   West on ST from Sheep Bridge Parking
         N37 12.007 W113 13.059
1.8    R onto Hurricane Rim
         N37 11.265 W113 13.860
3.6    L up to bathroom loop, R on DT loop
         N37 11.784 W113 14.108
         R on Cryptobionic before loop closes
5.6    Cross JEM  N37 10.800 W113 14.355
5.7    Keep straight, cross DT after it forks
         N37 10.724 W113 14.352
         Keep straight on DT 150 feet
         R on continuing Cryptobionic
         N37 10.692 W113 14.307
6.2    Keep R (L = to wash) N37 10.410 W113 14.409
6.8    Take climbing route
7.2    Cattle guard through fence
         Straight to join Goosebumps
         N37 09.782 W113 14.519
7.5    Take climbing route
8.6    Take climbing route
9.2    R downhill on JEM N37 09.111 W113 15.109
9.8    Cross Dead Ringer, cross road
10.9  Keep R (L = China Wash)
         N37 10.547 W113 15.163
11.9  Cross road
12.0  Cross Cryptobionic  N37 10.800 W113 14.355
12.7  Keep straight (L = Hurricane Rim)
14.5  Back at parking
Getting there, Sheep Bridge Road trailhead: From I-15 north, take the La Verkin exit on UT-17. From the south, take the Hurricane exit on US-9 and go through Hurricane towards Zion National Park. At the junction of US-9 with UT-17, turn east towards Zion. 4.8 miles after the turnoff, turn right (south) on a gravel road signed "Sheep Bridge Rd." 0.5 miles later, you'll cross over the Virgin River. Just uphill is a cattleguard, then a doubletrack on your right 0.1 miles after the bridge. Take the doubletrack 0.2 miles to a turn-around overlooking the Virgin River. The singletrack is at the end of the turn-around.
Upper JEM trailhead: In Hurricane, turn south on US-59 (towards the Grand Canyon). Drive exactly 5 miles uphill. Turn left on cindered doubletrack right as you approach the base of Gooseberry Mesa. Drive another 0.3 miles to the parking area and head northeast on JEM.. N 37 08.329' W 113 14.527'
Hurricane Hill trailhead:  As above, turn south in Hurricane on US-59 Follow the road uphill 0.9 miles, then turn left into the trailhead parking near the cell phone towers. GPS N 37 10.740' W 113 16.601', Alt=3650'. The Hurricane Rim trail begins along the fence, heading northeast.

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