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Length: 22 Miles / 7 Trails in System
Trailhead(s): Whole Guacamole Trailhead
Elevation Gain: Depends on Chosen Route
Trail Type: Trail System
Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
Permit Required? No
Considerations: Desert Riding, No Water, Strenuous
Season: Year Round
“What a ride!” Almost a year after riding the the Guacamole mountain biking trails system, this is my reaction every time I think about what is often referred to as The Whole Guacamole. The system is relatively small at 22 miles total, but it is demanding, so plan to invest a good part of a ride day to see it all.
Riding the Guacamole Mountain Biking Trail System
The Guacamole mountain biking trail system is basically a lollipop. You will enter and exit on Margarita, an intermediate trail with plenty of slick rock. If you want to stick to intermediate trails, which are somewhat demanding, your ride will consist of Margarita and Guacamole. If you want to up your game, however, there are a couple of excellent advanced trails for your consumption.
Although the intermediate trails at Guacamole offer some great views, it is the advanced trails that offer views which are nothing short of amazing. On the way into the system, Salt on the Rim has excellent views with some cliff side riding over the mesa’s massive cliff face. Be aware, there is a large pucker factor and some real consequences along this not to be missed trail, so take your time and ride within your abilities. That said, advanced riders and intermediates who are not shy about walking features, should not miss this short side trail.
For the real show at the Guacamole mountain biking trail system, DO NOT MISS Holy Guacamole. This trail has it all – slickrock riding, flowy singletrack, cliff side riding, technical riding, and trail weaving in and out of massive rock formations. The biggest reason to ride the trail, however, is the amazing views of the valley below and the peaks of Zion National Park. They are nothing short of incredible!
Concluding Thoughts About the Guacamole Mountain Biking Trails System
The Guacamole mountain biking trail system is one of those that continually pops into my mind when thinking about Utah riding. The riding is demanding, but the pay-off for the effort is oh, so worth it. I highly recommend this system for intermediate and, particularly, advanced riders. You will not be disappointed. Ride on!
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