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Mormon Rocks Interpretive Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
84% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 258' 79 m
Descent: -247' -75 m
High: 3,583' 1,092 m
Low: 3,326' 1,014 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)

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Trail shared by Ryan Moloney

A nice trail in the hills between the low and high desert.

Ryan Moloney

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Need to Know

Parking is free. If you need facilities, there are gas stations and a McDonald's about three minutes away at the interstate junction. The trail takes about an hour and a half at a leisurely pace.

Description

Just off Highway 138, and only a few miles from Interstate 15, this has become one of our family favorites. With several good views of Mormon Rocks, this trail is a pleasure to run when the weather is cool or overcast.

Trails are singletrack, sandy, and loose with some good exposure along the ridge. They can be a little sketchy while carrying a baby in a backpack, but seem an appropriate difficulty for an active 5-year-old. There is a low branch that stays mostly in the bowl containing the ranger station, if the ridge doesn't do it for you. Start at the wooden fence by the driveway, or alternatively next to the ranger station.

Flora & Fauna

The trails are well-lined with desert flowers. Squirrels, birds, and lizards are well-represented. Although we haven't seen any in several visits, there's evidence of snakes.

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