Barrel Roll is one of the most popular trails in the Santa Clara River Reserve, and for good reason. With miles of rocky single track, you’ll have plenty of fun exploring. Although a few sections do get technical, for the most part an experienced beginner should be able to feel comfortable riding it. Experience some of the most breathtaking views the desert as you speed down Barrel Roll!
Pioneer Rim is a great way to ride a quick trail without having to drive far out of town. The highlights of the trail are the slick rock, and being able to ride over the famous “Crack in the Rock” near Dixie Rock. This is an easy and short trail that may be suitable for kids that have some mountain bike experience. I love being able to ride over the St George Narrows while people hike through the narrows underneath. People are pretty impressed that you can ride a mountain bike over the crack, but it’s not hard at all, if you keep your wheels straight your bike will roll right over it. This trail has some dirt double track if the loop is taken, or you can turn around once the slick rock ends and take the same route back to the trail head if desired, either way is fun!
Rim Runner (Rim Reaper, Rim Rock, Rim Ramble) is a beginner-intermediate trail that’s less crowded than the nearby Barrel-Roll trail. This trial can be a great way to learn how to maneuver through some mild technical rocks, while still being able to enjoy fast, flowing sections. The views are amazing throughout the ride, especially at the peak of Rim Runner. Rim Rock Trail can also be accessed at the Rim Runner Loop if more ride time is desired.
From first timers to seasoned riders, Bear Claw Poppy offers a network of trails ranging from easy to difficult, making it possible for beginners to ride with experienced riders as they can all stay close together while riding a slightly different trail. The bottom half of the trail, starting at Navajo Dr., is rated easy to moderate, and the top (from Clavicle hill to the Three Fingers of Death) is rated easy to difficult. Bear Claw Poppy is a directional trail, so follow the signs to avoid congestion.