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You can park at the Tawa Ponds trailhead. Coming from the south on I-15, take Exit 6 and go left on S. Bluff Street/SR 18 for 3.6 miles to a left on Snow Canyon Parkway. Continue 1.9 miles and the trailhead is on the right.
From the north take Exit 8 on I-15 on St. George Boulevard then go right and travel for 1.9 miles to Bluff Street/SR 18; turn right and go 1.8 miles to a left on Snow Canyon Parkway. Continue 1.9 miles and the trailhead is on the right.
Out of Tawa Ponds southeast 1.5 miles is the Halfway Wash Trail underpass, then 0.5 miles, with a 8% grade to end at Route 18 / Bluff St.
Northwest there are several street crossings and a gradual climb to Snow Canyon Dr., where the trail merges with the Whiptail Trail to the entrance to Snow Canyon State Park, ($4.00 for Cyclist). Crossing Snow Canyon Dr., / State Route 300 moving away from the road, with some short but steep up & downs and plenty of scenery, ending at Upper Galoot TH Parking. Noel Keller 30 Mar 2011
October 4, 2009
TrailBear did not ride this trail. You can do this and write a nice review. It's a very scenic park.
He arrived with the best on intentions on the eve of something called the Huntsman Games and got the last campsite in the park. The road had signs that it would be closed for the next few days for the bike races up the park.
Huh? Inquiries revealed that there would be thousands of senior jocks thronging St. George and the park for the games. TrailBear does not play well in throngs. He did a van survey of the loop. The next dawn he was up and fleeing to the River Mountains Loop Trail by Lake Mead. However, he got a few pictures first.
The trail is an 18 mile Almost Loop. It is not a rail trail. The city map shows it as the Snow Canyon Loop, with legs in the park and outside. It goes up one side, down the other and across the bottom. You would be advised to do the climbing in the park and the descending on the Rt. 18 side (which is said to have some 20% grades).
It climbs through scenic Snow Canyon State Park to an upper trailhead there. At that point you have to use the park road to climb the rest of the way up to the junction of Rt 300 and Rt 18 where there is another trailhead. Now you are on the Rt. 18 side and on the high side. The bottom is 1384' below and 7.5 miles beyond - which certainly beat looking up at the climb (unless you are a roadie).
@@@ THE ROUTE 18 SIDE...
There are screaming downhills on the Rt. 18 side. One small problem - the only trails TB has ever found that are actually banked for 30 mph curves are in mountain bike parks. The average bike trail is banked for a dog walker. Good luck making that corner.
Once at the bottom at the intersection of Rt. 18 and Snow Canyon Parkway, the trail runs along the parkway to Snow Canyon Drive, where it turns and head up into the park.
Arrange a car shuttle and you could have a fun day bike "skiing" - up the road, down the trail.
Far from the madding crowd.
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