Spring Tour of St. George

  • 15 Apr 2023
  • 7:30 AM
  • St. George, Utah, 50 South Main Street/St. George Town Square

Ride:                30 - 75 - 100              Hilly                  Flexible

Leader:   Joni Bauer, 209-482-2429, bionicbabe@comcast.net

Description:   They say that variety is the spice of life, and St. George has a little bit of everything. It’s layered with red rocks that define the northern side of the city jutting above the valley. You get a look deep into those sandstone cliffs in Snow Canyon and it’s all topped off with the largest laccolith in the world, Pine Valley Mountain. The area is defined by these layers and accented by the green trees in the valleys and the cottonwoods around the Virgin and Santa Clara Rivers. There’s a lot to see.

The Tour of St. George gives you a guided tour of all those layers. Starting downtown, the route immediately climbs toward the red rocks and skirts the base of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve as you make your way toward the Red Mountain and pass by the mouth of Snow Canyon. You will be treated to views of the sandstone topped by the surrounding mountains. As you keep pedaling, you will dip all the way down to the Arizona Stateline while you make your way toward  Sand Hollow and Quail Creek State Parks and their corresponding lakes. From there, your return trip take you past more layers of sandstone and terminates back where you started in an oasis of green surrounded by red rocks.

For information and registration:  https://www.redrockbicycle.com/articles/spring-tour-of-st.-george-2022-pg1350.htm

You are encouraged to wear your Sacramento Wheelmen jersey to represent the club.

Elevation:   Short:       1,520 feet
                   Medium:   3,900 feet
                   Long:        5,250 feet

Course Maps:  https://www.redrockbicycle.com/articles/spring-tour-of-st.-george-2022-pg1350.htm#course_maps

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