10.3 miles
Distance
605 ft
Climb
-610 ft
Descent
4,620 ft
High Point

This lollipop incorporates the best of the Guacamole network. I like to ride the loop clockwise, but you could ride it CCW. Lime With A Twist and Salt On the Rim are optional, but fun little side routes

Detailed Description
Best of Guacamole is a 10 mile moderately popular expert route located near Virgin Utah. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 12 trails. This route climbs 605 ft with a max elevation of 4,620 ft then descends -610 ft.
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51 Reviews & Comments

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bizango-x (May 18, 2022 at 21:19)
Some fun, weird trail routing. Mix of open mess singletrack and tight noodling through rock formations.
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shralping-the-cube (Feb 14, 2022 at 16:29)
Trail Margarita
agree with tdeems. hard to find, hard to follow, trail is mediocre, views are meh compared to other trails in the the area. spent fully half the time on the trail just trying to figure out where to go. does the local trailbuilding org need some funding or something?
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shralping-the-cube (Feb 14, 2022 at 16:29)
Trail Margarita
agree with tdeems. hard to find, hard to follow, trail is mediocre, views are meh compared to other trails in the the area. spent fully half the time on the trail just trying to figure out where to go. does the local trailbuilding org need some funding or something?
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shralping-the-cube (Feb 14, 2022 at 16:29)
Trail Margarita
agree with tdeems. hard to find, hard to follow, trail is mediocre, views are meh compared to other trails in the the area. spent fully half the time on the trail just trying to figure out where to go. does the local trailbuilding org need some funding or something?
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shralping-the-cube (Feb 14, 2022 at 16:29)
Trail Margarita
agree with tdeems. hard to find, hard to follow, trail is mediocre, views are meh compared to other trails in the the area. spent fully half the time on the trail just trying to figure out where to go. does the local trailbuilding org need some funding or something?
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shralping-the-cube (Feb 14, 2022 at 16:29)
Trail Margarita
agree with tdeems. hard to find, hard to follow, trail is mediocre, views are meh compared to other trails in the the area. spent fully half the time on the trail just trying to figure out where to go. does the local trailbuilding org need some funding or something?
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shralping-the-cube (Feb 14, 2022 at 16:27)
Trail Guacamole
really, really difficult to follow. strongly suggest riding it with someone that knows the trail. really needs to be painted like Moab trails.
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albertleep LBC (Feb 11, 2022 at 7:53)
Awesome technical riding. Attempted to ride Best of course but route finding was pretty western. Rode 14 miles rather than the planned 10. It got easier after I realized rusty paint buckets marked intersections.
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Hulsmans (Jan 23, 2022 at 18:20)
Trail Guacamole
Love the Guac however the trail needs some attention as route finding is becoming an issue.
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johnnoco (Jan 21, 2022 at 13:24)
Just rode this CCW for the first time, and its a blast that way. Leaves all the best stuff for last and its slickrock heaven all the way back to the car. Just a fun ride with a lot of variety. Utah rocks.
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Rblumenf (Nov 10, 2021 at 6:09)
Slow grind through slick rock and beautiful views. If you’re looking to rip through dirt, this is not that trail. But if you want to battle over rocks and narrow trails you are in the right place. Tons of fun!
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tdeems (Oct 20, 2021 at 15:53)
Trail Margarita
Gooseberry Mesa trails are better in every way, cooler features of all levels, better views, and marked much better. Was looking at my gps and for the tiny carins the whole time, and there is zero signage at any intersections, heck, I couldn’t even find the trail from the parking lot for a second.
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tdeems (Oct 20, 2021 at 15:53)
Trail Margarita
Gooseberry Mesa trails are better in every way, cooler features of all levels, better views, and marked much better. Was looking at my gps and for the tiny carins the whole time, and there is zero signage at any intersections, heck, I couldn’t even find the trail from the parking lot for a second.
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tdeems (Oct 20, 2021 at 15:53)
Trail Margarita
Gooseberry Mesa trails are better in every way, cooler features of all levels, better views, and marked much better. Was looking at my gps and for the tiny carins the whole time, and there is zero signage at any intersections, heck, I couldn’t even find the trail from the parking lot for a second.
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tdeems (Oct 20, 2021 at 15:53)
Trail Margarita
Gooseberry Mesa trails are better in every way, cooler features of all levels, better views, and marked much better. Was looking at my gps and for the tiny carins the whole time, and there is zero signage at any intersections, heck, I couldn’t even find the trail from the parking lot for a second.
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tdeems (Oct 20, 2021 at 15:53)
Trail Margarita
Gooseberry Mesa trails are better in every way, cooler features of all levels, better views, and marked much better. Was looking at my gps and for the tiny carins the whole time, and there is zero signage at any intersections, heck, I couldn’t even find the trail from the parking lot for a second.
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En7QZl (Aug 19, 2021 at 1:50)
So fun!! Petrified wood all over
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Skippy57 (Apr 1, 2021 at 12:33)
Super technical and fun trail. Lots of punchy climbs and the slick rock is great. Gets confusing to navigate at some pints. My friend and I put some cairns up in some spots. If you are looking for flow this isn’t the trail for it. Also super beautiful.
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Whitewater49 (Mar 29, 2021 at 19:49)
Trail Guacamole
Really enjoyed the trail. Its unlike anything I've ridden before and it was fun to adjust to the terrain. The navigational challenges would be fruatrating if i was on a time crunch or worried about my strava numbers but looking around for the right cairns just allowed me to take in more of the scenery. If you are looking for flowy descents you wont like it.
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Keeganpi3Q72 (Feb 5, 2021 at 12:59)
Trail Margarita
This doesn’t hold a candle to Gooseberry Mesa.
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Keeganpi3Q72 (Feb 5, 2021 at 12:59)
Trail Margarita
This doesn’t hold a candle to Gooseberry Mesa.
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Keeganpi3Q72 (Feb 5, 2021 at 12:59)
Trail Margarita
This doesn’t hold a candle to Gooseberry Mesa.
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Keeganpi3Q72 (Feb 5, 2021 at 12:59)
Trail Margarita
This doesn’t hold a candle to Gooseberry Mesa.
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Keeganpi3Q72 (Feb 5, 2021 at 12:59)
Trail Margarita
This doesn’t hold a candle to Gooseberry Mesa.
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aturlak (Jan 13, 2021 at 13:46)
This trail is correctly rated as a black due to the exposure. Technical challenge = blue. Total risk of trail = black.
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aturlak (Jan 13, 2021 at 13:46)
This trail is correctly rated as a black due to the exposure. Technical challenge = blue. Total risk of trail = black.
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jasonmilhoan (Jan 2, 2021 at 18:25)
Trail Guacamole
Many better trails in the area than this one. Difficult to navigate and not much fun
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Hans-California (Nov 28, 2020 at 20:28)
Great scenery, slickrock rmesa riding at its finest. Yes, you are pretty beat afterwards, but it is worth it
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Grizzkid (Nov 22, 2020 at 6:18)
Trail Guacamole
If this was a secret bootleg trail system, I would have no complaints, but for a popular, heavily publicized trail, I thought the overall trail system out there was poorly marked. There are no signs at trail junctions and there are many tracks going off in wrong directions where previous riders got off track, making it rather confusing. I never did find some trail junctions shown on the map. Overall, the ride was fun, techy xc riding with optional playing around on small bits of sandstone. The road in was nicely graded also.
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Neil59718 (Oct 18, 2020 at 2:04)
Trail Guacamole
Minor navigation challenges, really fun slick rock/tech.
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Neil59718 (Oct 18, 2020 at 2:00)
One reviewer didn't like this trail because it was "pedally" the entire time. Well, that is sort of true. However, I loved it. Great views, challenging in spots, great fun! Hats off to the trail builders who developed this route.
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Flipsideut (Oct 7, 2020 at 20:54)
One of my favorite trails near St. George, Utah. Techy rock crawling is the best. A little bit of flow out on the southeast bluff area. Amazing scenery! Plan on spending more time than any recommended. Enjoy the ride! Its worth it!
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johnputman (Sep 26, 2020 at 7:23)
Waaaaah. Hey Kayla I think there’s a nice paved trail in St. George you would like.
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RenoRider (May 31, 2020 at 9:15)
Trail Guacamole
My favorite slickrock section around.
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RenoRider (May 31, 2020 at 9:13)
Trail Margarita
The definition of an intermediate slickrock trail. Grinning the whole way - excellent ride; easy to follow. Great technical sections interspersed with short single track, all rideable for an intermediate rider, except one advanced feature on the east side of the Guac lollipop. Margarita, Guac, Lime, Salt on the Rim took me just under an hour ride time and left me with legs to spare. Good place to warm up before Gooseberry.
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RenoRider (May 31, 2020 at 9:13)
Trail Margarita
The definition of an intermediate slickrock trail. Grinning the whole way - excellent ride; easy to follow. Great technical sections interspersed with short single track, all rideable for an intermediate rider, except one advanced feature on the east side of the Guac lollipop. Margarita, Guac, Lime, Salt on the Rim took me just under an hour ride time and left me with legs to spare. Good place to warm up before Gooseberry.
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RenoRider (May 31, 2020 at 9:13)
Trail Margarita
The definition of an intermediate slickrock trail. Grinning the whole way - excellent ride; easy to follow. Great technical sections interspersed with short single track, all rideable for an intermediate rider, except one advanced feature on the east side of the Guac lollipop. Margarita, Guac, Lime, Salt on the Rim took me just under an hour ride time and left me with legs to spare. Good place to warm up before Gooseberry.
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RenoRider (May 31, 2020 at 9:13)
Trail Margarita
The definition of an intermediate slickrock trail. Grinning the whole way - excellent ride; easy to follow. Great technical sections interspersed with short single track, all rideable for an intermediate rider, except one advanced feature on the east side of the Guac lollipop. Margarita, Guac, Lime, Salt on the Rim took me just under an hour ride time and left me with legs to spare. Good place to warm up before Gooseberry.
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RenoRider (May 31, 2020 at 9:13)
Trail Margarita
The definition of an intermediate slickrock trail. Grinning the whole way - excellent ride; easy to follow. Great technical sections interspersed with short single track, all rideable for an intermediate rider, except one advanced feature on the east side of the Guac lollipop. Margarita, Guac, Lime, Salt on the Rim took me just under an hour ride time and left me with legs to spare. Good place to warm up before Gooseberry.
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KaylaSmartz (May 25, 2020 at 15:30)
This route is brutal and will take a toll on your body. No flow. Super pedally the entire time. Wasn’t worth the drive. Did it once, won’t be doing it again.
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twowheeledwanderer (May 17, 2020 at 14:17)
One of my favorite trails in the Hurricane area for its views and engaging riding. You'll be shifting a lot as you punch up and down rock rollers. There's also a ton of petrified wood on the side of the trail that's really cool to look at. If you ride Holy Guacamole counterclockwise you'll have a fast flowy descent but a harder time on the punchy climbs. I think riding it clockwise makes for a better ride. twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/best-mountain-bike-trails-in-hurricane-utah
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Jeff714 (Mar 27, 2020 at 9:14)
So much fun with fantastic scenery. Find riding Holy Guacamole counterclockwise a bit better but either direction works.
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MosaicMTBGuy (Mar 30, 2019 at 21:05)
Trail Guacamole
Really fun technical terrain with some rock rolls, drops, slickrock, stepups, etc. Could be a bit hard to navigate on your own but I followed a guide on a group ride during the Hurricane Mountain Festival which made this an incredible ride.
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laksboy (Nov 28, 2018 at 14:41)
Trail Guacamole
Great trail. Had to pull out TF a couple times to determine which direction to look for the next cairn.
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laksboy (Nov 28, 2018 at 14:39)
Absolutely fantastic trail. I rode this and gooseberry and slickrock/mesa top riding doesn't get any better.
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otbspecialist (Nov 18, 2018 at 9:37)
I am an intermediate rider and I think this trail is blue not black. Only got off the bike in one spot. There are much tougher spots on the blue trails in the area. Intermediate riders should check it out as the views are great.
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otbspecialist (Nov 18, 2018 at 9:37)
I am an intermediate rider and I think this trail is blue not black. Only got off the bike in one spot. There are much tougher spots on the blue trails in the area. Intermediate riders should check it out as the views are great.
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MarcioFranco (Nov 11, 2018 at 19:50)
Overrated trail. Pretty mellow ride and loot’s shifting gear due the small rock bumps.
Some good views out there though.
There is few better trails in the area to ride before this one. Would say on my list is: Dead Ringer, JEM, China Town, Hurricane, Grafton and Little Creek Mesa to name a few.
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atfarley (Jan 15, 2018 at 10:49)
For me it's the best trail in the St. George area.
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  • Altitude min
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  • Altitude start
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