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MTB for Mere Mortals in the Shadow of Red Bull Rampage

Rip around desert mesas and enjoy jaw-dropping views of Zion National Park on these epic trails near Hurricane, Utah.

Mountain Biking Moderate, Difficult, Severe

Gooseberry Mesa


The rocky desert mesas just outside of Zion National Park are best-known as the home of Red Bull Rampage—the most extreme mountain biking competition in the world. Rampage riders routinely throw themselves off humungous cliffs and send backflips over yawning canyon gaps—feats of bike handling and bravery that normal human beings will never be able to attain.

While Rampage-like stunts are so far above the level of the mountain biking masses, the desert zone surrounding Hurricane, Virgin, and St. George, Utah, is chock-full of stunning singletrack and desert slickrock riding. And the vast majority of it is completely attainable by mere mortals.

While you’ve undoubtedly heard of the iconic Gooseberry Mesa ride, the mountain biking near Hurricane goes much deeper and broader than just Gooseberry. Dig into the recommended routes in this guidebook for an expansive desert mountain biking experience to rival the biggest name destinations out there!

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