Mokaac Mountain

Total Miles
17.2

Elevation

1775.3 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

spring, summer, fall

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Trail Overview

This is a fun adventure with a wonderful surprise as you near the northeasternmost point on the ride. The ride trailheads from a small lot near the peak of County Road 5 that extends River Road south out of St. George. If you have a larger group, it would be best to pick one of the larger staging areas along County Road 5 and then ride your machines to the trailhead. The route will take you over a fun ridgeline with some great views. Approximately 3 1/2 miles in, there is a water catchment area that is worth a stop. It will be described below as you will see many variations of how water is captured for the animals that occupy the area. There is nothing extremely difficult on this ride, but there are some larger rocks and rocky areas.

Difficulty

Easy

History

This area, more specifically Segmiller Mountain, was originally scouted and opened up by the Segmiller family in the late 1800s. They located and opened up the springs to capture water, build carrels, and grow cattle and mules to sell to other pioneers as they transited the region. The water is full of gypsum so it is not fit for human consumption but animals use it without affect.

Technical Rating

3

Access Description

The trailhead is extremely small and limited to about 5-6 trucks with trailers at most. If you have a larger group it is by far preferable to park in one of the larger staging/camping areas along the main road prior to getting to the trailhead. Spots south of the trailhead are also scarce. The road is a main travel corridor into the Arizona strip south of St. George and is an extension of River Road. There is also an offramp off the recently completed Southern Parkway Rt. 7)