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Mormon Mesa Ridge Loop

Intermediate
 3.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fun loop that climbs Mormon Mesa and has a rewarding descent on a sandy ridge.


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6.3

Miles

10.2

KM

96%

Runnable

1,928' 588 m

High

1,454' 443 m

Low

498' 152 m

Up

502' 153 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Views · Wildflowers

Summer is too hot to run this loop during the day, but don't run it at night if you don't know the area.

Overview

A loop that utilizes some well-traveled roads and some lesser-traveled trails.

Description

Park at the end of the pavement on Mormon Mesa Road. Run the flats on the heavily used dirt road up the Mesa. Once on top take a left going north, taking the most well-traveled path. Stay on this for around a mile to a left turn onto a pretty obvious four-wheeler path. This section is rocky, ankles beware. Follow this section out to the edge of the Mesa, the drop of the edge is marked with a cairn. The trail down is somewhat traveled but the destination is obvious. Take the trail south to the old dump, that big white area, where your car is parked.

Flora & Fauna

Cactus flowers in spring are very pretty.

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Shared By:

Chase La Croix

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