(Luke's Trail area)
The Wood Hill mountain bike area is the highlight of Price's biking. There are 20 miles of trail on this mesa, with tons of different riding combinations. The Wood Hill trailhead starts your riding on Solis Way, just 3/4 mile from the north edge of town. Or you can stash the spouse and kiddies at Pioneer Park and ride directly from town.
Trails are listed in alphabetic order.
Alan's Alley is 1.3 miles in length, leaving Luke's for a meander along the edge of the mesa before rejoining it 1/3 mile north of its origin. It's a tad more technical than early Luke's, but still easy riding. See Luke's trail page for riding instruction and photos.
Bonus Loop (side ride off Luke's)
The Bonus Loop forks off Luke's near the upper end. It's a lariat-shaped ride of 0.7 miles. The wash-crossing to get to the loop is tough, but the loop itself is intermediate. The loop skirts the mesa edge for views to the west. See Luke's trail page for riding instruction.
Bill's Sandy is 1.2 miles, designed to ride east to west. The eastern end begins on Dick's Cutoff (Cattleguard Cutoff below). and the western end is on Luke's. The riding itself is quite easy. There are some man-made stunts for fun.
This short route (0.3 miles) connects the cattleguard near the end of Luke's to the cattleguard on Smo' Joes at the east border of the mesa. The western 0.2 miles is ST; the last 0.1 mile is DT. The primary use for this trail is to cut across between trails for a shorter loop ride -- or varying ride combinations.
See Luke's trail page for riding instruction and GPS coordinates.
Devils Backbone is a short ridge forking off the eastern end of the Wyatt's Way loop on the far southeast corner of the mesa. It descends to a playground. Used as a loop by climbing the mesa road to Knott Pete's Rim, then taking the southern side of Wyatt's Way to the backbone. It will drop you to the edge of town.
Floating Rocks is a north-south trail that can be done in either direction. On the downhill (southern) end it begins by forking off the northern end of Mead's Rim. It extends up to the beginning of Lollipop, with a continuation down to the intersection of the downhill end of Shamrock & Roll with the top of Yoo Hoo. It's 1.1 miles to Lollipop; 1.3 to Yoo Hoo.
IMBAtween is singletrack that connects the top of Luke's Trail with the northern end of S'mo Joes and with Mead's Rim. It's a bit more technical in spots. This segment is 1.1 miles long.
Knott Pete's Rim follows the southern edge of the mesa above the neighborhoods of northern Price from the Kenilworth road near the Luke's trailhead. It's 1.3 miles long. The trail is most-commonly used east-to-west as a return path from various loop rides. It's also done west-to-east to get to Wyatt's Way and Devils Backbone for a town-to-mesa-to-town loop.
This is a lariat or lollipop ride forking off the northern end of Floating Rocks. The top of Shamrock & Roll forks off the little loop at the end of the trail. The northern end of the trail overlooks the town of Kenilworth along the Book Cliffs. The trail is 1.1 miles long.
Luke's Trail was the first trail on the mesa, and is still the key to the riding area. Luke's is reached via Solis Way from the Wood Hill trailhead, or you can start at the south end at the old trailhead. It ends on the Kenilworth Road. The IMBAtween trail is a continuation just across the road. Side rides on Luke's include Alans Alley and Bonus Loop.
Mead's Rim is 2.5 miles in length, descending from the Kenilworth road and dropping off the mesa north of Price. The trail is advanced technical overall. Upper Mead's has connections to Floating Rocks and IMBAtween. The last portion of Mead's has a hairy descent. (Mead's will take you OFF the mesa.)
[ Mead's Rim Page - NOTE: update pending! ]
Smo' Joes follows the eastern side of the Mesa. The northern end forks off IMBAtween about 0.8 miles from the top of Luke's. It ends on the south at the intersection of Knott Pete's Rim with the southern limb of Wyatt's Way. It's 2.1 miles long.
Solis Way extends 0.8 miles from the Wood Hill trailhead parking lot to the middle of Luke's Trail. Mostly winding singletrack in sage brush, but it's your way to the trail system. Easy riding.
[ See Luke's page ]
Wyatt's Way is a loop on the southeast corner of the mesa, with views over Price. It can be a side loop off a bigger loop ride. More commonly, it's combined with Knott Pete's Rim for a route from Price to Devils Backbone. The full loop is 1.7 miles.
Yoo Hoo is a DH trail that's kind of "a work in progress." After the first half mile, it drops into a wash and becomes more primitive (unless trail-buffing has improved it. It begins as a continuation of the southern end of Shamrock & Roll and descends to a pump road 1.5 miles later. Fork left the pump road to climb back to where Luke's crosses 0.5 miles later.
South Luke's parking: As you first reach the top of the mesa, fork left (west) and proceed 100 yards to the primitive Luke's parking area.
Camping: Primitive sites just southwest of the trailhead
Water: None at trailhead.
Bathrooms: Wood Hill trailhead
Bike services: Price