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Dead Ringer is a fun singletrack in the JEM riding area. It extends from the upper (Highway 59) JEM trailhead downhill to end on Cryptobionic just north of Sheep Bridge Road. This ten-mile ride takes Dead Ringer downhill, then climbs back to upper Dead Ringer via Cryptobionic and Goosebumps. There's 500 vertical feet of elevation change. Season can be year round, but don't ride the trail when it's damp.
Dead Ringer Lariat Ride, notes:
0.0 DT, cross cattle extruder
N37 08.342 W113 14.524
L downhill on Dead Ringer
N37 08.361 W113 14.517
0.4 Fork L (R= More Cowbell)
N37 08.488 W113 14.640
0.5 Fork L (R = return More Cowbell)
N37 08.408 W113 14.734
1.8 Fork L (R = to JEM/Goosebumps)
N37 09.035 W113 15.092
2.7 Cross JEM N37 09.648 W113 15.230
5.0 R on Cryptobionic N37 10.590 W113 14.372
5.9 L for uphill (rejoins)
Loop around to keep mileage accurate!*
6.4 R on Goosebumps N37 09.782 W113 14.519
|Getting there, upper JEM (59) trailhead:
In Hurricane, turn south on US-59 (towards the Grand Canyon). Drive exactly 5 miles uphill. Turn left on cindered doubletrack right as you approach the base of Gooseberry Mesa. Drive another 0.3 miles to the parking area. N 37 08.329' W 113 14.527'. Pedal across the cattle extruder, then fork left downhill as you reach the Dead Ringer singletrack.
From the Highway 9 trailhead:
From I-15 north, take the La Verkin exit on UT-17. From the south, take the Hurricane exit on US-9 and go through Hurricane towards Zion National Park. At the junction of US-9 with UT-17, turn east towards Zion. 4.8 miles after the turnoff, turn right (south) on a gravel road signed "Sheep Bridge Rd." 0.5 miles later, you'll cross over the Virgin River. Just uphill is a cattleguard, then a doubletrack on your right 0.1 miles after the bridge. Take the doubletrack 0.2 miles to a turn-around overlooking the Virgin River. The singletrack is at the end of the turn-around. Pedal JEM uphill and fork left on Cryptobionic. Then fork right when you reach Dead Ringer.
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