Bicycling Near Zion – Gooseberry Mesa Video
With all that you can do in Zion and near the park, one of the more favored activities is mountain biking. Especially here in southern Utah! There are so many fun trails to ride! If you are visiting Zion and want to take a really fun mountain bike ride, check out Gooseberry Mesa, this is by far one of the most popular rides for mountain bikers in the area.
Check out this cool video of a Gooseberry excursion:
Video Credit: Brandt Anderson on YouTube.
Gooseberry is a fun and exciting Mountain Bike trail with plenty of adrenaline pumping obstacles, this is definitely a trail for those who are a bit more experienced, but beginners (who are daring) can brave it as well.
Located just west of Zion National Park, the directions start at Smithsonian Butte Rd. from here you will go for about 2.8 miles until you reach Gooseberry Mesa Rd. This is an unmarked road, so you will need to keep your eye out for a fence on the left hand side. You will then turn left through the fence onto Gooseberry Rd. Pass the cattle gaurd, and keep going for about 3.6 miles. Soon you will come to a fork in the road, this is where the trail map and restrooms are located, turn left and keep going for about another 1.1 miles, there will soon be parking on the right side.
Once you have reached the trailhead, take off, be safe and ENJOY THE RIDE!
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