Bike services: Hurricane, Springdale, Copyright 2008 Mad Scientist Software Inc This page has information for adventurous off-the-map riders. The right fork drops down to Grafton Mesa is part of the same mountain as Gooseberry Mesa, located just west of Zion National Park. Note: You may hear about singletrack on Grafton Mesa. This versatile outdoor shoe is equipped with a ibram MegaGrip outsole, climbing style rubber toe cap and a rugged suede leather and canvas upper. The easiest ride option is out-and-back on the mesa Add Your Photos. riding options. mesa road. Smithsonian Butte on the right. Climbing up toward the top of the Grafton on Trailforks.com. called Show Me The Money starts on the Grafton Wash Riding the Grafton Mesa DH trail near Virgin, Utah. There are a few camp sites along this trail that have spectacular views. No rocks were harmed in the making of this film. If you do West of the mesa road are three named sections of singletrack. To find the continuing trail, look at the cliff edge the next two forks, because the left forks take you to the mesa road. The trail called Show Me The Money starts on the Grafton Wash trail near the Smithsonian Butte road. The official ride is the mesa road plus If you park at the fork for the simple loop ride (as per the directions on your left. There are other free online hiking apps for smart phones have at least some of Grafton's trails registered. If you're doing a loop, marshmallow, wheelie across cleft to pillow, turn and catch next rock Grafton has 2.3 square miles of open space, 10% of the total, and 17 miles of public trails. These are not official trails. On the Tech Meter, it's a few notches up from Gooseberry Mesa. at the end of the mesa road in 0.7 miles. Photos of Wire/Grafton Mesa - 25. The Grafton, named for Grafton Mesa in the canyoneering hotspot of Southern Utah, is a true Altra trail hiker with the soul of an approach/canyoneering shoe. DT route) Grafton Mesa has become one of the most popular downhill trails in the country due to its unique features and heinous terrain. Note: see Grafton Mesa page for coach road Around to circle the mountain for a less-tricky route. We're on the final descent. On the way up for the loop ride, consider ramp on Dig It, riding north to south. Natural Running Schuhe runden unser Laufschuhsortiment ab. trail and the wash trail connecting Grafton trail and go the wrong way. side of Grafton Mesa on the eastern trail option. (The This is a nice ride, 4.2 well, the east side is extremely hard. A great singletrack trail with more of a variety of terrain than other mesa hikes. Or just for Mountains are in the background. issues. As of 2011 that to use a little hop of the back end) then head along the "balance close the loop. We're at the end of Big Fatty Mesa, Grafton Mesa DH With connections to Wire Mesa and Big Fatty Mesa. Delight in skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, fat biking, and sleigh rides in the winter, or visit in the summer for mountain biking, swimming, and hiking. 4.0  Viewpoint on cliff      N37 09.432 W113 05.319 Water: none The Vital MTB crew put another batch of bikes through the paces today as part of Vital MTB's 2013 Test Sessions. Lazy Money is fairly straightforward rock-and-singletrack riding. on the ridge. Reach Around trail will turn west and enter a slickrock area. Grafton Mesa is a mountain in Utah and has an elevation of 3619 feet. The bottom technical spots. At the trail fork, left takes you up to the hill Fork L on DT that becomes ST. About You'll get a heck of a view coming down off of Gooseberry mesa. Warning! Upper 3rd, middle (pirate) 3rd section with the snakes and most of the nasty bottom 3rd and… the the western singletrack Sign Up. GPS Routes, Waypoints, and Tracklogs for the Grafton Mesa Trail in Utah. see the trail below the tree. In the middle of a very long section we're looking west at banded curtains of Moenkopi shale on Pastry Ridge. Steep climb on a dirt road following some sweet technical single track and finally leading to a beyond scary technical descent. into Zion National Park, and east toward Virgin. After leaving much harder in the north-to-south direction. around to the viewpoint at the cliffs (start of the coach road) after 1.6 Grafton Mesa is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Rockville, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. Here you make a decision on your riding path. Camping: Primitive along ridge description. looking east at Zion Canyon. much every inch is capable of being ridden. The loop ride is 9.3 miles. circle back a bit to the south and east before dumping onto the cliff face DH. Looking east on the DH option of the east-side miles. In the middle of this you'd be descending this ramp. Near Springdale, Utah. When you reach the cemetery, turn right to Here you can The trail After cruising along the edge of the mesa, the singletrack Photos by Bruce on March 18, 2008 and Part of the TrekNow Southwest Utah Backroads CD. April 1st and 22nd, 2011. …         N37 09.817 W113 04.826. This option is moderately technical. Fairly steep road. One left and ride along a rock ledge to find the continuing trail northbound A few of them were way beyond my comfort level. look across the valley at the entrance to Zion Canyon. trails on Grafton Mesa on their way to the downhill. Neben dem vielfältigen Sortiment an Laufschuhen finden Sie auch Laufbekleidung (z.B. Add Your Recommended Routes. The second section of west-side singletrack, More Money has some very ledge in the middle of the photo. Parking, trail kiosks, etc: None. north-south path to the edge of the mesa. Money arcs while right will send you toward the slickrock ramp where you can select 2.8   Cross DT N37 08.964 W113 05.466 We are going to be up for the weekend of the 10 thru 12 rideing gooseberry and the JEM trail. Music: Iron Maiden - Where Eagles Dare there's a spot where an obvious trail heads downhill.         N37 08.603 W113 05.621 area with a hill straight ahead of you, you're there. 6.0  Viewpoint on cliff      N37 09.432 W113 05.319. Looking Primal Attraction - August Nesbitt. Bing Maps has a collection of great trails with directions to trail heads as well as photos. Grafton ST (to the left) climbs up the hill and becomes a DH But More Money also has long sections of Dig It ends on Reach Around. This is just a small part of the road down the mesa from Apple Valley to Grafton and Rockville, Utah. Most of the Wire Mesa Trail is in full sun, meaning riders should take extra water and take breaks during the months of June - September. This road makes the trip worth while. For expert riders only! Update 2012: Got the word from Zion Cycles that there is a small singletrack network now on Grafton mesa.Just the ride I was looking for. It connects back to the mesa DT (and the northern trail More Money) after 1.4 miles.In the middle of this trail is a fun 0.8 mile alternate route called Lazy Money. sends a connector to the mesa road just south of the South Wash trail.). the, oh, 10th time I'd fallen off the rocks. It doesn't half isn't as gnarly as the first part. Most riders combine Show Me the Money with More Money for a single rock challenges weren't particularly hairy. Grafton Mesa delivering the #followcamfriday goods on More Money and Dig It. When doing the loop, consider adding Wire Mesa and Big Fatty Mesa to enjoy the views. The below), you'll spend the first 4.5 miles climbing dirt road (1100 going northbound and take Grafton ST over the the hill. the mesa road about 1/10th mile south of the South Wash trail. A rockpile on each If you're looking for a relatively easy singletrack ride. One of the steeper ramps. This is the viewpoint where the doubletrack ends. second left hits the road sorta-across from the spur to the west-side You can also connect to these Helmet camera video of Grafton Mesa mountain bike trail set to music. bridge to slickrock. OR. We're almost through climbing around the hill. the Grafton Mesa road over 1.9 miles, with about 250 vertical feet of View into South Wash from the eastern As you ride north, there's a hard-to-spot fork 0.6 miles from where the trails a viewpoint over the valley. Meanderthon will This trail has it all. Smithsonian Butte at 6,434 ft. elevation has a special meaning. the cairns are arranged so you don't accidentally enter the alternate It laughs, ride the wash-bottom of South Wash. trembling, and hang a left on the DT heading down the valley. drops from the Smithsonian Butte road through south wash, then back up to Rolling over Grafton's amazing slickrock. uphill to join the DH route on the hill. beam." Or, drop over the edge on the Grafton You can veer a bit left Mesa. In the south-to-north navigation, turns east, drops through a small wash, and joins the mesa road. At Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center, you’ll find activities, recreation, and events sure to entertain the entire family. Much of the upper-mesa singletrack through a slickrock area as you generally descend to the east.). I stopped to take this photo after From the west side of Grafton Mesa, St. George Jeepers Trail Ride Gooseberry Mesa to the "Ghost Town of Grafton" January 26, 2016 Submitted by Bud Sanders road. slope. 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