Distance: 3.5 km
Time: 30 min – 1.5 hrs
Elevation Gain: 73 m
Elevation Loss: 75 m
Technical Rating: Advanced
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: Year round
Permit Required: No
Rock n’ Roll, completed in April 2012, is a great addition to the Rhythm and Blues trail loop; adding a newly minted advanced singletrack trail that extends the riding in this area by another 3.5 km.
This trail has more twists and turns than a roller coaster ride at a national theme park. You’ll love the short ups and steep downs, followed by rocky technical sections thrown in to keep you on your toes. The trail was designed to be ridden as a loop when combined with Rhythm and Blues. Start out on Rhythm and Blues and look for the trailhead of Rock n’ Roll at the 1.9 km mark. You’ll turn right onto a large swooping switchback to loop back along Rock n’ Roll. The ride ends at the carpark and Rhythm and Blues trailhead.
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 out in the parking lot.