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Rhythm & Blues Loop

A popular intermediate-friendly trail near Quail Creek Reservoir.

Mountain Biking Moderate

5.4 km
70 m
70 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
893 m
High Point
911 m
Rhythm & Blues Loop Map

The Rhythm & Blues trails are popular amongst the beginner and intermediate riders in the Hurricane area. These sunny, exposed trails roll up and down an endless series of treeless desert ridges. These low ridges provide interesting undulations with short, steep descents followed immediately by another climb.


At times, the direction of the trail is non-obvious, especially as multiple social trails create shortcuts. While most of these shortcuts are blocked off with boulders, you'll find yourself wondering where the trail will go next as you wind around ridges, down into ravines, and then slowly grind back out.

Mountain biking in Hurricane is, by and large, quite difficult. Since Rhythm & Blues and the Jem Trails are the only truly mellow trails in the area, this loop does see some significant traffic. This is why it's included here in FATMAP.

However, this writer found the lower Rhythm & Blues trails to be dull and repetitive. The trail here seems poorly designed, with awkward corners and unnecessary climbs that constantly kill the flow. A straighter line through these ripples and rolls might have been able to maintain more speed and flow, but the unnecessary climbs straight up the ridge can be soul-crushing.

For a much better intermediate trail with fantastic flow, head a few miles south to the Bearclaw trail near St. George.



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

all year round


  • Flow
  • Singletrack

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