Smith Mesa To Rattlesnake Gulch

Total Miles
3.2

Elevation

1144.06 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

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Trail Overview

This 3-mile trail takes you along the side of Highway 9 between Smith Mesa and Rattlesnake Gulch or the Valley Gun Club without getting on the pavement. It follows the powerline in some areas, and there are a lot of hills. Some of the inclines and declines are steep. When riding in the Utah mountains/desert, it's a good idea to carry recovery equipment, such as a snatch block, a saw, and a tow rope. During the spring, summer and fall, watch for rattlesnakes. And we don't ever ride without at least one firearm. Temperatures in the summertime get hot, but the winters have a lot of great riding days as they don't get much snow in Hurricane. Starting Feb 2023, Utah is going to require an online course, which they say will take 15-30 minutes, for all off-roaders. You will have to print out something to carry with you

Difficulty

The areas of difficulty on this trail are the steep inclines and declines. In some areas, there is a way to go around the hill without getting on pavement, but for the adventurous, over the top is fun.

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

From Virgin, UT, take Highway 9 to the Smith Mesa Trail. This trail connects near the intersection of Highway 9 and Smith Mesa. The other end of this track starts at the Valley Gun Club.