Southern Utah is known to have some of the gnarliest downhill riding and Nephi’s Twist is the perfect example of this. The little-known trail is full of jumps, drops, berms, and exposed ridgelines that will be a thrill for even the most experienced riders! That being said, this is a highly technical trail and extreme caution should be taken before riding it– a full face helmet and protective gear are highly recommended and it should never be ridden alone. This is a downhill specific trail so it is advised to shuttle it with two vehicles.
Wire Mesa sits just a few miles from its older sibling- Gooseberry Mesa, and offers the same great views and riding on a smaller scale. The trail moves along the edges of sheer cliffs at some spots offering spectacular views of the beginning of Zion Canyon. I like this area because it has some small trees and is more mountainous than St George, so it’s a good way to mix things up. There are some technical spots along the trail, most of which offer an easy trail option next to it. Wire Mesa is a great way to experience the technicality of Gooseberry Mesa combined with the flow of Jem.