16.0 miles
Distance
1,591 ft
Climb
-1,041 ft
Descent
3,466 ft
High Point

Start at Bear Claw Poppy then head to Stucki Springs. Follow Stucki Springs until Barrel Roll. Finish at the parking lot in Santa Clara

Detailed Description
Bear Claw to Barrel Roll is a 16 mile moderately popular expert route located near St. George Utah. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 16 trails. This route climbs 1,591 ft with a max elevation of 3,466 ft then descends -1,041 ft.
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69 Reviews & Comments

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crk4130 (Oct 20, 2022 at 19:45)
Trail Barrel Roll
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crk4130 (Oct 20, 2022 at 19:45)
Trail Barrel Roll
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BD60 (Apr 21, 2022 at 11:36)
Trail Barrel Roll
Great trail. Largely flow with some tech thrown in here & there with one or two features I’d rate as black. Adding in Sidewinder as a spur gives you a few more miles, and extra climb, and some great views.
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BD60 (Apr 21, 2022 at 11:36)
Trail Barrel Roll
Great trail. Largely flow with some tech thrown in here & there with one or two features I’d rate as black. Adding in Sidewinder as a spur gives you a few more miles, and extra climb, and some great views.
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Cormieroutside (Mar 16, 2022 at 18:26)
Trail Precipice
Nice line, however FYI there are no berms, jumps, drops or skinnies. A stretch to call it blue. Beautiful area.
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Bchr (Feb 28, 2022 at 20:43)
Trail Barrel Roll
As mentioned previously, midpoint of trail is where all the tech is. Rode in both directions, preferred ccw. CW is an easy climb leading to tech in the middle with lots of flat and pedaling afterwards. CCW is a more fun and engaging uphill with a lackluster descent. Paired CCW loop with sidewinder, Suicidal tendencies, and precipice for the best of all worlds.
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Bchr (Feb 28, 2022 at 20:43)
Trail Barrel Roll
As mentioned previously, midpoint of trail is where all the tech is. Rode in both directions, preferred ccw. CW is an easy climb leading to tech in the middle with lots of flat and pedaling afterwards. CCW is a more fun and engaging uphill with a lackluster descent. Paired CCW loop with sidewinder, Suicidal tendencies, and precipice for the best of all worlds.
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JohnyeWest (Feb 21, 2022 at 13:38)
Trail Precipice
Easiest trail at this network.
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JohnyeWest (Feb 21, 2022 at 13:37)
Trail Barrel Roll
Best ridden as a lollipop clockwise, starting on the trail paralleling Precipice and finishing on Precipice. Quite a bit more technical on the descent than I expected from the other comments. Kind of like Zen Lite.
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JohnyeWest (Feb 21, 2022 at 13:37)
Trail Barrel Roll
Best ridden as a lollipop clockwise, starting on the trail paralleling Precipice and finishing on Precipice. Quite a bit more technical on the descent than I expected from the other comments. Kind of like Zen Lite.
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misterjohn123 (Dec 7, 2021 at 18:33)
Trail Barrel Roll
weird trail. lots of flat sections with lots of bumps and then a couple hundred feet of technical features at the midpoint of the trail. honestly not sure if i’d recommend this trail unless you’re looking for something easier , especially with suicidal tendencies right there
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misterjohn123 (Dec 7, 2021 at 18:33)
Trail Barrel Roll
weird trail. lots of flat sections with lots of bumps and then a couple hundred feet of technical features at the midpoint of the trail. honestly not sure if i’d recommend this trail unless you’re looking for something easier , especially with suicidal tendencies right there
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willride4food (Nov 28, 2021 at 19:17)
Trail Precipice
Blue for sure in either direction and both ways are fun. Fastest way to sidewinder.
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Easywind12 (Nov 4, 2021 at 7:13)
Trail Stucki
The new housing development is rapidly growing and makes it difficult connecting to loop over to Zen
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Easywind12 (Nov 4, 2021 at 7:13)
Trail Stucki
The new housing development is rapidly growing and makes it difficult connecting to loop over to Zen
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Easywind12 (Nov 4, 2021 at 7:13)
Trail Stucki
The new housing development is rapidly growing and makes it difficult connecting to loop over to Zen
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CCS414 (Jul 7, 2021 at 21:53)
Trail Barrel Roll
Best ridden CW but cant be ridden CCW with no problem. Smooth flowy single track with intermittent technical sections. Amazing views of Gunlock valley to the west and Pine Valley mountains to the north.
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CCS414 (Jul 7, 2021 at 21:53)
Trail Barrel Roll
Best ridden CW but cant be ridden CCW with no problem. Smooth flowy single track with intermittent technical sections. Amazing views of Gunlock valley to the west and Pine Valley mountains to the north.
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CCS414 (Jul 7, 2021 at 21:41)
Trail Precipice
This trail is rated black due to 2:1 or maybe even 1:1 embankment exposure. There is a moderate tech section but the trail is definitely more of a blue then a black and it's a more interesting climb then going up Barrel Roll.
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ContinentalDrift (May 29, 2021 at 11:11)
Most of this is not accessible due to construction
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ContinentalDrift (May 29, 2021 at 11:11)
Most of this is not accessible due to construction
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sloganho (May 22, 2021 at 9:44)
Trail Precipice
This is more fun than taking Barrel Roll from/to Sidewinder. I'm surprised about the black diamond rating -- especially compared to Sidewinder. I'd consider this a blue for sure. Pretty fun little descent though.
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alum (May 14, 2021 at 10:40)
Trail Barrel Roll
Fun, mostly smooth and flowy single track. Rated black on Trailforks but the official map rates it blue. I would rate it blue too, it’s way easier than Zen.
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alum (May 14, 2021 at 10:40)
Trail Barrel Roll
Fun, mostly smooth and flowy single track. Rated black on Trailforks but the official map rates it blue. I would rate it blue too, it’s way easier than Zen.
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stratfriel (Mar 24, 2021 at 18:43)
Trail Barrel Roll
Found a set of master keys on barrel roll. I left them on top of the big green transformer box across from the entrance to the lower parking lot. On 3/24/21
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stratfriel (Mar 24, 2021 at 18:43)
Trail Barrel Roll
Found a set of master keys on barrel roll. I left them on top of the big green transformer box across from the entrance to the lower parking lot. On 3/24/21
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rsudbury (Mar 17, 2021 at 15:41)
Trail Stucki
Great fast non-technical trail. Fun either direction. Would be good for kids who could manage this distance.
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rsudbury (Mar 17, 2021 at 15:41)
Trail Stucki
Great fast non-technical trail. Fun either direction. Would be good for kids who could manage this distance.
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rsudbury (Mar 17, 2021 at 15:41)
Trail Stucki
Great fast non-technical trail. Fun either direction. Would be good for kids who could manage this distance.
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climberevan (Mar 9, 2021 at 9:52)
Trail Stucki
I found it to be a fine, slightly rough, route for the gravel bike.
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climberevan (Mar 9, 2021 at 9:52)
Trail Stucki
I found it to be a fine, slightly rough, route for the gravel bike.
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climberevan (Mar 9, 2021 at 9:52)
Trail Stucki
I found it to be a fine, slightly rough, route for the gravel bike.
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dooh52 (Mar 3, 2021 at 10:28)
Trail Barrel Roll
All good to go. A few pedal strikes but not bad. Fun trail. Not a long ride.
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dooh52 (Mar 3, 2021 at 10:28)
Trail Barrel Roll
All good to go. A few pedal strikes but not bad. Fun trail. Not a long ride.
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Keeganpi3Q72 (Jan 31, 2021 at 15:11)
Trail Stucki
Flat non technical trail. Don’t except much.
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Keeganpi3Q72 (Jan 31, 2021 at 15:11)
Trail Stucki
Flat non technical trail. Don’t except much.
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Keeganpi3Q72 (Jan 31, 2021 at 15:11)
Trail Stucki
Flat non technical trail. Don’t except much.
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dback1321 (Jan 16, 2021 at 9:43)
Doable in most cars. It’ll be bumpy, but not that bad
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NateGuiness (Oct 25, 2020 at 13:46)
Trail Barrel Roll
I went counterclockwise, and I think I would have had a bit more fun going clockwise. Little bit more flowy on the up, and more techy on the down if you go clockwise. And vise versa if you got counter clockwise.
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NateGuiness (Oct 25, 2020 at 13:46)
Trail Barrel Roll
I went counterclockwise, and I think I would have had a bit more fun going clockwise. Little bit more flowy on the up, and more techy on the down if you go clockwise. And vise versa if you got counter clockwise.
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Bretmooso (Jun 2, 2020 at 16:13)
Trail Barrel Roll
First of all I am a road/snow bike guy. Brought my 4-inch fat tire bike down for our family vacation. I was worried about the black diamond rating. Definitely some sections that I had to walk my bike through. But otherwise it was a great ride with some wonderful views.
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Bretmooso (Jun 2, 2020 at 16:13)
Trail Barrel Roll
First of all I am a road/snow bike guy. Brought my 4-inch fat tire bike down for our family vacation. I was worried about the black diamond rating. Definitely some sections that I had to walk my bike through. But otherwise it was a great ride with some wonderful views.
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asher-beeson (Apr 10, 2020 at 22:31)
Trail Stucki
there is a fork about halfway down the trail, if youre accessing it from cove wash. go left and up. right and down is a really sucky way to lose half the descent. ended up scraping my brand new Box 1 carbon wheels pretty bad. don't make the same mistake i did.
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asher-beeson (Apr 10, 2020 at 22:31)
Trail Stucki
there is a fork about halfway down the trail, if youre accessing it from cove wash. go left and up. right and down is a really sucky way to lose half the descent. ended up scraping my brand new Box 1 carbon wheels pretty bad. don't make the same mistake i did.
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asher-beeson (Apr 10, 2020 at 22:31)
Trail Stucki
there is a fork about halfway down the trail, if youre accessing it from cove wash. go left and up. right and down is a really sucky way to lose half the descent. ended up scraping my brand new Box 1 carbon wheels pretty bad. don't make the same mistake i did.
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RG517 (Apr 7, 2020 at 0:44)
Trail Precipice
Definitely blue if descending and blue black as an ascent. One chunky section in bottom third. Fun both directions.
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CCS414 (Feb 25, 2020 at 18:24)
Trail Rim Rock
Short steep double track climb to access the rim trails.
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KerryDAZ (Dec 2, 2019 at 20:49)
Trail Barrel Roll
Fun ride
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KerryDAZ (Dec 2, 2019 at 20:49)
Trail Barrel Roll
Fun ride
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asher-beeson (Oct 21, 2019 at 15:17)
Trail Barrel Roll
DEFINITELY don’t ride counterclockwise. Unclearable rock sections scattered around make for a really sucky climb
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asher-beeson (Oct 21, 2019 at 15:17)
Trail Barrel Roll
DEFINITELY don’t ride counterclockwise. Unclearable rock sections scattered around make for a really sucky climb
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Darhawk (Oct 12, 2019 at 13:06)
Trail Rim Rock
Yeah, just a sucky climb up loose dirt over rock on an ATV track.
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Leron (Apr 5, 2019 at 11:58)
Trail Precipice
The description had my wife nervous but the trail is more tame than described. All the"drops" are easily rolled. We felt this trail is bluer than sidewinder.
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Leron (Mar 13, 2019 at 15:09)
Trail Rim Rock
This is not a black.
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atfarley (Jan 28, 2019 at 16:30)
No redeeming qualities except that it gets you to the top.
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atfarley (Jan 28, 2019 at 16:30)
No redeeming qualities except that it gets you to the top.
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martman800 (Jan 14, 2019 at 14:21)
Trail Barrel Roll
As others have said fun mostly float/xc trail, but some fun more technical sections around the halfway point. I rode this counter clockwise and it was fun, but I think both directions would work well.
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martman800 (Jan 14, 2019 at 14:21)
Trail Barrel Roll
As others have said fun mostly float/xc trail, but some fun more technical sections around the halfway point. I rode this counter clockwise and it was fun, but I think both directions would work well.
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Biking-Bear (Oct 6, 2018 at 12:30)
Cool area to ride around in. No longer a singletrack though, to many people have ruined the trail by going off path and creating dozens of other side routes to get lost in.
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Biking-Bear (Oct 6, 2018 at 12:30)
Cool area to ride around in. No longer a singletrack though, to many people have ruined the trail by going off path and creating dozens of other side routes to get lost in.
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Arunreal (Sep 5, 2018 at 13:45)
Trail Stucki
It’s a fun flowy trail. starting at the bottom of bear claw at the parking lot. You can access it from snake pit. Beautiful views of the Utah hills and pine valley. 4/5
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Arunreal (Sep 5, 2018 at 13:45)
Trail Stucki
It’s a fun flowy trail. starting at the bottom of bear claw at the parking lot. You can access it from snake pit. Beautiful views of the Utah hills and pine valley. 4/5
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Arunreal (Sep 5, 2018 at 13:45)
Trail Stucki
It’s a fun flowy trail. starting at the bottom of bear claw at the parking lot. You can access it from snake pit. Beautiful views of the Utah hills and pine valley. 4/5
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Bigfoot61 (Apr 12, 2018 at 19:27)
Trail Barrel Roll
Had a great couple of days riding barrel roll and sidewinder suicidal tendencies just thought I would add that getting to the trail head is no problem with a regular vehicle I did it with a Vw Jetta and it saves you about 200 ft of climbing.
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Bigfoot61 (Apr 12, 2018 at 19:27)
Trail Barrel Roll
Had a great couple of days riding barrel roll and sidewinder suicidal tendencies just thought I would add that getting to the trail head is no problem with a regular vehicle I did it with a Vw Jetta and it saves you about 200 ft of climbing.
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zmums (Mar 15, 2018 at 12:48)
Trail Barrel Roll
Super fun trail, lots of singlteack with some fun tech interspersed. We did it with a 12 year old who could ride most of it. Super fun!
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zmums (Mar 15, 2018 at 12:48)
Trail Barrel Roll
Super fun trail, lots of singlteack with some fun tech interspersed. We did it with a 12 year old who could ride most of it. Super fun!
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thaddeusmt (Nov 16, 2015 at 7:58)
Trail Barrel Roll
Mostly cruiser singletrack, with only two or three hard technical sections that make it a "black diamond" trail. Great views and a fun ride!
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thaddeusmt (Nov 16, 2015 at 7:58)
Trail Barrel Roll
Mostly cruiser singletrack, with only two or three hard technical sections that make it a "black diamond" trail. Great views and a fun ride!
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Trails in Route

Bearclaw Poppy (Up)2 miles
Stucki1 mile
Stucki984 ft
Stucki3,274 ft
Stucki Alt846 ft
Stucki Spring Rd1 mile
Rim Rock1,243 ft
Rim Rock2,100 ft
Cove Wash West1,227 ft
Precipice4,193 ft
Barrel Roll4 miles
Black Brush Acc860 ft

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More Stats for Bear Claw to Barrel Roll mountain bike route
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    550 ft
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    2,582 ft
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    2,582 ft
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    35.2%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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