ST. GEORGE BIKE PATHS & TRAILS
ST. GEORGE HAS OVER 60 MILES OF DESIGNATED BIKE TRAILS FOR AN AMAZING ELECTRIC BIKE RIDING EXPERIENCE
SNOW CANYON LOOP TRAIL
The Snow Canyon Loop Trail is a paved double-track bike, hiking, and rollerblading trail that loops through Snow Canyon from the outskirts of St. George. Although the trail is smooth and paved, there are some steep spots that will spook (or injure) youngsters who are just learning to ride. Snow Canyon is a state park, requiring a fee for entry.
The Snow Canyon Loop Trail is designed to accommodate bikes, hikers and rollerbladers on its paved double-track path. The path is smooth, but due to steepness in certain areas, we advise taking precautions for small children and novice cyclists and rollerbladers. If you take the entire trail to its conclusion, you’ll end up climbing a staggering 1050 feet.
The earlier portion of the trail is suitable for most outdoor enthusiasts. The portion running along Veyo highway, however, is more challenging. We recommend this especially to more seasoned cyclists. Without proper tenure, you may end up walking more than you expect.
If you journey all 18 miles of Snow Canyon Loop, you’ll encounter picnic areas near the trailhead. It’s perfect to relax and recuperate after a long day outdoors. The last mile at the top of Snow Canyon state park is shared with autos.
Keep in mind that because Snow Canyon is a state park, you will be charged a fee to enter. These fees do go towards park maintenance and the prices tend to be reasonable, so it’s overall money well spent.
Snow Canyon Loop map and details: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1119404
VIRGIN RIVER TRAIL
If you enjoy biking, the Virgin River Trail is a perfect excursion. The original portion of the trail ran 2.5 miles along the Virgin River from Dixie Center in St. George to Bloomington.
Today, the trail has been extended and now spans 15 miles in length. In its current form, it goes on northeast towards Washington. On its southern portion, the trail goes on to SunRiver on the eastern side.
If you start at either end of the Virgin River Trail and go both ways it gets you a 30 mile ride.
Starting at Cottonwood Park when you reach Confluence Park you can either ride to Sun River or Sullivan Park for a 25 mile round trip or go both ways for over 40 miles.
The trail sees heavy use from runners, walkers, roller bladers, and bikers. There are no steep sections. The ride is easy for even the smallest children.
If you enjoy cycling, this trail is perfect for you. It’s free of steep sections and is easy enough for beginners to get the most out of. It’s not uncommon to see entire families with young children taking on the trail together.
And if you need to recuperate, you can find water fountains and benches along the trail as well. There’s also a bathroom you can access south of the Dixie Center when you reach St. George.
Virgin River trail map and details: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34256350