Distance: 4.1 km
Time: 30 min – 1.5 hrs
Elevation Gain: 82 m
Elevation Loss: 80 m
Technical Rating: Int. – Advanced
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: Year round
Permit Required: No
Rhythm and Blues is a short loop located 17 kilometres from St. George mostly made up of tight and twisty dirt singletrack. This is a fun loop to ride after work or a great way to get your legs warmed up if you’re just arrived in the area to do some mountain biking.
The original loop Rhythm and Blues is 4.1 km in total, while the addition of a new trail which forms a longer loop when combined with Rhythm, Rock n’ Roll, measures at 5.5 km. Riding either loop is like riding a roller coaster on two wheels. The trails wind, twist and turn at every corner. Short steep ups and downs make these trails tricky the first time around. I would recommend doing a few laps on either loop to find your flow. You can get these trails to flow real nice once you’ve had a chance to get a lay of the land.
TRAILHEAD | N37 10.404 W113 24.131
Take Hwy 9 east to Hurricane and turn north (left) on to 5300 W road. The trailhead and parking area for Rhythm and Blues is located about 1 km up the road on your left-hand-side.
bikepirate rating: 3 Skulls
Rock n’ Roll is a newly built trail that adds some great fun to the existing loop. However, as this trail was recently completed expect it to take a few months to harden up. Currently there are many soft spots on the trail, especially near the end of the loop where it meets back up with Rhythm and Blues before spitting you back out in the parking lot.