Little Creek Mesa
We met up with some friends who live in the area and they rode two days with us. It was nice having personal tour guides! The first day we rode the singletrack at Little Creek Mesa, adding on the North Loops as well. These are black diamond trails that zig and zag through outcrops of rock and then across open rolling sandstone. This style of riding can be demanding because you are constantly maneuvering up onto rocks, down into gullys, and looking for the best lines. Once again, the trails took us right along the edge of the cliff with dramatic views.
The next day was our friend Mark’s birthday and he picked to ride Guacamole Trail. Local folklore goes that the trail got it’s name because a family was hiking out in the area and brought along some chips and guacamole for a trail snack. Only, they found that the guacamole was disgusting and left it for the animals to eat. They returned a week or so later to find the guacamole still there, untouched.
I didn’t see any guacamole but what I did see were big sweeping views of Zion. The trail is located near Zion National Park and I’d consider it upper intermediate with maybe a few advanced sections sprinkled in. Once again, the trail is a mixture of slickrock riding, ledges and stunts, with sections of singletrack through juniper and brush. There is petrified wood everwhere along the trail too.
In keeping with the theme, we had a nice sampling of tequila after dinner, and some hot sauce tasting.