8.6 miles
Distance
627 ft
Climb
-627 ft
Descent
2,944 ft
High Point

New Cactus Hugger trail. There are possible errors, but this map looks just like the one given on the intermountain cup web page.

Detailed Description
Cactus Hugger 2020 is a 9 mile intermediate race route located near St. George Utah. This mountain bike only route and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 627 ft with a max elevation of 2,944 ft then descends -627 ft.
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19 Reviews & Comments

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Jdeck (Mar 18, 2021 at 19:16)
Trail Claim Jumper
Rode with my seven year old. Fun ride, great loop we used lower secret sauce to go up. Middle part is between green and blue. Some consequences if you mess up, either big rocks or drop off.
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Jdeck (Mar 18, 2021 at 19:16)
Trail Claim Jumper
Rode with my seven year old. Fun ride, great loop we used lower secret sauce to go up. Middle part is between green and blue. Some consequences if you mess up, either big rocks or drop off.
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Sixnutts (Nov 25, 2020 at 7:36)
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Very very fun mostly flowy downhill when ridden from secret sauce. Probably be a nice uphill ride too with reasonable grades but we use it as our downhill return to vehicles after doing a couple of loops on secret sauce.
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Sixnutts (Nov 25, 2020 at 7:36)
Trail Claim Jumper
Very very fun mostly flowy downhill when ridden from secret sauce. Probably be a nice uphill ride too with reasonable grades but we use it as our downhill return to vehicles after doing a couple of loops on secret sauce.
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Toniakae (Sep 6, 2020 at 14:30)
this is not a green trail. This is more difficult overall than secret sauce, even if it is shorter. If you ride this expecting it to be, you will be hiking your bike in parts. Climbs, some with pretty good rocky features. Great overlooking views.
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SmittyMaxcimillian (Aug 12, 2020 at 8:19)
Trail Claim Jumper
I'd definitely consider this a green. Almost no technical stuff. Easy up or down.
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SmittyMaxcimillian (Aug 12, 2020 at 8:19)
Trail Claim Jumper
I'd definitely consider this a green. Almost no technical stuff. Easy up or down.
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naseath (May 13, 2020 at 20:00)
Thanks, This is helpful.
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quinnmna (Apr 2, 2020 at 20:03)
This route is to be ridden clockwise if pre-rideing for the I-Cup
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CopperCable (Nov 29, 2019 at 9:30)
This is a great trail loop - but I wouldn’t say this is good for beginners. The trail has some small rock step ups and drops, tight turns, plus some tricky rocky sections that would make a beginner nervous. They can all be walked and are easily seen. Adventurous beginners could do just fine, but this ride is neither flat nor smooth.

That said, this is a really fun ride for intermediate riders. Great views, fun trail features and a quick ride. Will definitely ride again.
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Specializedkfit (Nov 24, 2018 at 19:27)
Trail Secret Sauce
Well groomed single track. Few obstacles or drops. Some small rocky areas. Good signage at trail crossings. Generous parking area. No outhouse/restrooms. What busy on the Thanksgiving weekend.
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Specializedkfit (Nov 24, 2018 at 19:19)
Trail Claim Jumper
Fairly narrow single track. Well groomed, loose soil. Several areas where you squeeze between boulders on either side. Some areas where it drops off a little bit immediately adjacent to the track. We rode it both directions. Probably a little easier to ride from West to East. Good signage for the trail head and where it crosses the other trails. Plenty of parking at the trail head. No restrooms available.

We rode it by first going West to East, continued onto upper Secret Sauce around to climb up Lower Secret Sauce, then back around to come down Claim Jumper for a combined ride of about 8 miles.
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Specializedkfit (Nov 24, 2018 at 19:19)
Trail Claim Jumper
Fairly narrow single track. Well groomed, loose soil. Several areas where you squeeze between boulders on either side. Some areas where it drops off a little bit immediately adjacent to the track. We rode it both directions. Probably a little easier to ride from West to East. Good signage for the trail head and where it crosses the other trails. Plenty of parking at the trail head. No restrooms available.

We rode it by first going West to East, continued onto upper Secret Sauce around to climb up Lower Secret Sauce, then back around to come down Claim Jumper for a combined ride of about 8 miles.
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senhorbaker (Jul 14, 2018 at 11:51)
Trail Claim Jumper
Not a blue
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senhorbaker (Jul 14, 2018 at 11:51)
Trail Claim Jumper
Not a blue
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Cougardc (Jul 27, 2018 at 20:53)
Trail Claim Jumper
Then what is it? Smile
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Cougardc (Jul 27, 2018 at 20:53)
Trail Claim Jumper
Then what is it? Smile
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tffrehner (Sep 25, 2017 at 13:33)
This is a great ride for novice riders and just fun overall.
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BWDower (May 26, 2017 at 11:25)
Loved it. Just a good fun ride with the family.
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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    Desert canyons loop
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    40
More Stats for Cactus Hugger 2020 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,704 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,706 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,707 ft
  • Grade max
    -32.8%
  • Grade min
    23.3%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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