The Greater Zion area has amazing trails that can be shuttled with little to no pedaling! For those who prefer not to peddle the brain melting climbs of Southern Utah, we have a few favorite trails that are great shuttles, and provide a range of riding from beginner to advanced TO EXTREME. These trails include Jem, Bearclaw Poppy, Ice House, Grafton, and Flying Monkey/Kong. There are many other trails to shuttle in the area as well, but these are some of the best. Jem and Bearclaw are also pretty reasonable to peddle, but offer a fun downhill shuttle that affords you a bit more time and energy for sessioning.
These shuttles can be done by hiring a shuttle or guide service, or shuttled with two cars and your riding buddies.Hiring a shuttle driver or guide is especially great if you want to ride multiple laps.
Mileage: 6.9 miles
Difficulty: Mostly Green, with the most difficult section being a steep switchback that can be safely walked
Description: Flowy green trail. One short walkable black section, or ride arounds. Lots of connector trails to add mileage. Still a bit of peddling, but shuttling takes a lot of the effort out!
Mileage: 4.2 miles
Difficulty: Green/Blue, with optional black sections.
Description: A fun shuttle with very little peddling. Enjoy a few techy drops at the top (with optional ride arounds) followed by flowy fun and optional jumps.
Mileage: 4.4 miles
Description: Hard downhill with tight switchbacks, followed by fun flowy trials depending on direction you take! Little to no elevation for shuttle.
Mileage: 5.4 miles
Description: Mostly easy riding to a hard chunky downhill section near the end.
Mileage: 4.0 miles
Description: Extremely steep, sharp square edges, high consequence. Best views of Zion National Park. Famous road gap lies at the bottom of the trail near the Grafton Cemetery.
Mileage: 2.5 miles
Difficulty: Advanced/Extremely difficult/Pro. High consequence riding on loose rocks, high risk of injury or death if fall occurs. Extreme exposure. DO NOT attempt this trail if you are not a highly skilled, advanced rider.
dAll of these trails have great maps you can find on Trailforks. Hiring a guide or a shuttle service is a great way to safely navigate these trails! The trails of Southern Utah are no joke, and you should tread lightly if you decide to ride some of the more difficult lines.