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    What did Santa bring you this year? Two New Mountain Biking trails!

    Nothing compares to an invigorating winter ride, so take your bike out, and feel the wind rush by as you roll down the 7.2 miles of new singletrack in the popular Hurricane Cliffs Trail System, managed by the BLM St George Field Office (SGFO), in Washington County, Utah. Thanks to a collaborative effort between the BLM, the Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association (DMBTA), and the American Conservation Experience (ACE), two brand new trails have been added: Goosebumps and Cryptobionic.

    The first trail follows technical, undulating terrain along the base of Gooseberry Mesa which was the inspiration for it’s name, “Goosebumps.” The second trail is a powerful, high-speed track which parallels the popular JEM trail and threads it’s way deftly through a rugged landscape; sure to be an instant classic, it is called “Cryptobionic.”

    “The ACE crew performed admirably, completing the trail construction in brutally cold and snowy conditions which are rare in Southwest Utah!” said Dave Kiel, SGFO outdoor recreation planner who worked on the project.

    "It’s pretty amazing what can be accomplished when there’s a shared vision. The Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association volunteers worked really hard on designing a high quality singletrack experience. I won’t give away too much, but there are some unique terrain features that will make riders stop and say ‘whoa, that was awesome.’ Truly, a worthy addition to an already great trail system,” he added.   

    -Iris Picat

    Photo credit: Dave Kiel, SGFO Outdoor Recreation Planner, and Melissa Buchmann, SGFO Recreation Technician

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      I’m not a mountain biker, but this is where my dad grew up, and the pictures are awesome.
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