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Green Valley Classic Loop

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Navajo Trailhead

Navajo Drive

St. George, UT 84770

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Where did you learn to shred the gnar? If you grew up riding in Southern Utah, chances are pretty good that your first ride was the Bear Claw Poppy or as it was originally known, the Green Valley Loop. The Loop incorporated some dirt road, some pavement and of course the trail we all know and love.

If you are anything like me, you can probably recall the first time you dared ride down the Three Fingers of Death and then when you progressed to the next steepest one and then the next until you stopped feeling nervous and instead looked forward to launching down to that super smooth transition. You can probably recall a few dozen times that you went into the Acid Drops a little hot and how the second one came up on you way too fast, you thought you were a goner, but somehow you pulled it off without dying and went flying off the third one as well.

The point is that for many of us here in St. George, the Bear Claw Poppy is a trail that holds a lot of memories for us. It’s a bit of a training ground for new riders and a place of nostalgia for us crusty old guys. And that’s a pretty good summation of the Green Valley Classic. We love the trail. We love the memories that it holds for us and we still love to rally down its roller coaster obstacles and come sliding into the trail head at the end.

Just for old time’s sake, we’re gonna ride it the way we used to, starting at the Navajo Trailhead we will spin our way to the top on pavement and then bomb back to the bottom. And just because we love pancakes, we’re going to have pancakes waiting for us when we get done.

  • Meet at the Navajo Trailhead at 8 AM.
  • If you still have it, bring the bike you rode in the 90s.
  • Enjoy pancakes when we’re done.

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Distance: 10.4 miles round trip

Trail Surface: About half paved and half dirt.

Speed: We will have multiple group leaders to ensure everyone has someone to ride with.

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St. George, UT 84770

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