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|Warner Valley Loop (Cholla Challenge
This new course is located in Warner Valley, south of Hurricane and east of St. George. The Warner Valley Loop is eleven miles of singletrack full of whoops and wash crossings. There's about 300 feet of elevation change. At an altitude of 3100 feet, this area is only marginally cooler than St. George. In mid-summer, we recommend an early morning start time. See a second riding page for riding notes on the main Honeymoon -Temple Trail Loop (Loop 1).
|Warner Valley (Loop 2) Riding Notes:
0.0 Passing through gate, trail is leftmost, ST
GPS N 37° 00.650' W 113° 21.430' Alt=3150
1.9 Pass through wash, then L on DT
GPS N 37° 00.650' W 113° 21.430' Alt=3300
2.3 Fork R on DT
2.7 Keep straight (L)
2.8 Veer R onto ST as DT meets road
GPS N 37° 01.286' W 113° 19.460'
Turn back E into wash
3.0 Leave wash on R
3.1 Turn L uphill on DT
4.1 Turn R on road
GPS N 37° 00.922' W 113° 18.306'
4.4 L on ST just before cattleguard
5.2 Cross DT, steep plunge into wash
5.4 Exit wash on R
|6.5 L on road N 37° 01.766' W 113°
100 yards, then L on DT before cattleguard
7.0 Drop into wash
7.3 Out of wash on R
7.5 Cross road N 37° 01.816' W 113° 19.172'
7.6 R on DT 100 feet, then wide U-turn
Head west down wash
7.7 Stay R (in wash bottom)
8.4 Out of wash on R
N 37° 01.500' W 113° 19.902'
9.0 L and down into wash at water trough
N 37° 01.263' W 113° 20.442'
Head down wash bottom
9.8 L out of wash on ST
N 37° 01.184' W 113° 21.067'
10.2 Cross road onto DT
10.6 Back at trailhead
|Getting there (Southbound, through Hurricane): Get off I-15 at the Toquerville/ La Verkin exit and head south to Hurricane. Turn south at the Chevron Station in Hurricane (700 West). Go south 2 miles and turn right at 2060 South. (If you arrive at a T-intersection, with a right turn going into the airport, you went too far.) Follow the road west of the airport and past the Sky Ranch to end of the pavement at a cattleguard at about 6 miles. Keep straight. RESET your odometer. Go another 2.2 miles and turn right. Stay on the main road. 7.1 miles from the cattleguard, spot an open area on the left at GPS N 37° 00.728' W 113° 21.472'.|
|Getting there (East from St. George): Head south on River Road in St.
George. Immediately after crossing the Virgin River, at
1450 South on River Road, turn left (east). About 2 miles later, the road
turns 90 degrees right onto 3000 East. Turn left again immediately (there
should be a "Warner Valley" sign here, but it's missing - summer
2001) on 3650 South. Head east almost to the hills. Turn right on KD-JO
Lane (830 E). After 1/2 mile the road will turn left, then right again to head south.
At mile 5.4 from River
Road, turn left on the gravel Warner Valley Road. Zero your odometer here! At mile 5.4
and 5.8, keep straight. At
mile 7.3, turn right GPS N 37° 00.832' W 113° 22.632'. At mile 9.2, spot an open area on the right at GPS N 37°
00.728' W 113° 21.472'. (Caution: road has sandy sections. Passable most of the
time in sedan, but check for current conditions.)
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