Overview

This trail offers an eclectic mix of technical features including wooden bridges and rocky ledges for more experienced mountain bikers. Several adjacent trails offer riders options to extend the route for a longer ride. This trail is intermediate in technical difficulty and is not recommended for novice riders.

Trailhead

The Twilight Zone Trail begins at the Three Peaks Recreation Area trailhead. To reach the trailhead from I-15 in Cedar City, Utah:

  1. Take Exit 59 for 400 North/UT-56.
  2. Turn west onto 400 North and continue 1.8 miles to 3100 West.
  3. Turn right (north) onto 3100 West and continue 5.5 miles to 4800 North.
  4. Turn left (west) onto 4800 North and continue 3.2 miles to the Three Peaks Recreation Area parking on the right.

The Route

To reach the Twilight Zone Trail, begin riding northwest (left) on the Three Peaks Practice Loop. After about one quarter of a mile, turn left at the signed junction onto the Twilight Zone Trail. Keep riding as the trail climbs up a gentle rocky slope. The trail is frequently marked with green paint on the rocks to keep you on track.

Keep riding up the trail as you encounter frequent technical challenges along the way. The trail passes through a campground and crosses several wooden bridges and a variety of rock features as it winds through a pinyon and juniper forest. Experienced riders will really enjoy this technical section, but beginners may opt to get off their bikes and walk through some of the more difficult parts.

Soon the technical difficulty decreases as the trail turns southwest and climbs up a gentle slope. There are still a few interesting rocky sections to look forward to but the toughest parts are behind you. On the ride back down, this relatively smooth section offers plenty of fast, flowing curves.

At approximately 2.5 miles from the start of the Twilight Zone Trail, the route ends at the Jumbled Jonah Trail. It is possible to keep going and complete a large loop around the Three Peaks area by connecting several other trails. Otherwise, turn around and enjoy the fast ride back down.

Rules & Regulations

  • Clean up after pets.
  • Pack out all trash.
  • Stay on designated trails.

Special Considerations

Mountain biking can be a dangerous activity. Ensure your equipment is properly maintained and appropriate for the terrain. Be sure to wear appropriate safety gear including a helmet.

Credits

This trail guide is provided by Backcountry Post.