Lichen It and Lava Flow  loop ride -- Iron Hills Trail System in Cedar City
Work on the Iron Hills Trail System began in 2015. Fifty miles of trails are planned on the mountain slopes east of Cedar City. In November 2015 Lichen It and Lava Flow were the first trails to open. A loop using Lichen It to climb and Lava Flow to descend is 4.8 miles with 550 feet of climbing. Lichen It is an easy trail; Lava Flow is upper-intermediate. The starting altitude is 6050 feet.
Trail conditions, alignments, and connections will change. Use this guide at your own risk.
Riding notes, clockwise loop:
0.0  East through gate
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Left on Lichen It through dip
0.1  Keep L (R = return route)
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2.8  End Lichen It, start Lava Flow
(L = Greens Lake)
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4.7  At fork, L to TH
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4.8  Back at parking
At the I-15 South Cedar City Exit 57 (to Cross Hollow Road and Highway 130), turn east onto Highway 130. Immediately turn right (south) from 130 onto Old Highway 91. Drive 0.3 miles then turn left on Shurtz Canyon Drive. Now stay on Shurtz Canyon Drive to the trailhead and find a spot to park. The Lichen It Trail is straight past the end of the road through the fence. Once you're through the gate, turn left N37 38.699 W113 04.894.
Bathrooms:  None as of 2015 (gas stations 1/2 mile away)
Water:  None at trailhead
Camping:  None at trailhead (recommend Three Peaks )
Copyright 2015