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Sidewinder

Intermediate
 5.0 (1)

Wind along a narrow mesa on switchbacks as this trail takes full advantange of awe-inspiring vistas.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

94%

Runnable

3,643' 1,110 m

High

3,291' 1,003 m

Low

372' 113 m

Up

44' 14 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

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Description

Sidewinder can be reached from two trails: Barrel Roll and Precipice. As its name implies it gently winds up a narrow little mesa through a series of switchbacks. At the top of the mesa the trail forms a small loop to take advantage of the terrain and spectacular views.

While it may be tempting to run off trail, particularly straight up or straight down, dont. This mesa, like the other mesas nearby, has substantial areas of cryptobiotic soils. Many of the deserts smallest wildflowers also find a home on the mesas slopes, but cant be seen until bloom time in Spring.

Flora & Fauna

Although the plant community is a typical black brush desert, there are some interesting eroded rock features and views of Santa Clara River and surrounding mesas that are hard to beat.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson

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#143

in Utah

#3,288

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Barrell Roll Trail sunrise
Apr 9, 2015 near Santa C…, UT

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