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Honeymoon - Temple Trail (Loop 1 of Cholla Challenge)
This new course is located in Warner Valley, south of Hurricane and east of St. George. There are two separate loops: Loop 1 ("Honeymoon Loop") is six miles of fast roller-coaster terrain. There's about 200 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 Warner Valley Loop (Loop 2).
Honeymoon Trail (Loop 1) Riding Notes:
0.0  Through gate, trail is DT, 2nd trail from L
       GPS N 37 00.650' W 113 21.430'  Alt=3150
0.5  Fork R on DT
       100 feet, then L on ST
1.0  Cross DT
1.3  Keep straight (L)
2.4  Veer R (don't drop into wash)
       GPS N 37 00.611' W 113 19.685'  Alt=3300
2.5  R on DT
3.3  Continue past stock tank
3.7  Fork R at 4-way
       GPS N 36 59.692' W 113 20.206'
3.8, 3.9  Keep straight
4.6  Pass Honeymoon/Temple Trail marker
5.4  Fork R (north) towards trail kiosk
       Trail kiosk GPS N 37 00.031' W 113 22.015'
5.8  R off DT into wash bottom
6.0  L fork of wash GPS N 37 00.328' W 113 21.876'
6.4  Climb out of wash
6.6  Back at trail head
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 involves some sand. Passable most of the time in sedan, but check for current conditions.)

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