Author Topic: Highway 18 from St. George to Enterprise and back?  (Read 541 times)

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Offline goblin2004

Highway 18 from St. George to Enterprise and back?
« on: February 12, 2014, 03:39:54 am »
I wanted to know if anyone could let me know how hard it would be to do a short bicycle/camping trip from St. George, UT to Enterprise snd back? I probably would use a bike trailer to haul the gear I would need and take a few days to get up to Enterpise. I have never done any type of long distance cycling, so I am not sure what to expect. I might consider do the ride in May of this year. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks  8)

Offline bogiesan

Re: Highway 18 from St. George to Enterprise and back?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 10:31:20 pm »
try crazyguyonabike and search for those towns. You can use any of many mapping sites to get an idea of the trip profile. Drop by the local bike shops to see if what routes they recommend that will take you off the main roads.

Frist trip? Do something shorter. Investige the overnighters site that AC manages. You want to understand your gear, your bike, your body and how they all work together before you go off on a multi-day adventure.

I play go. I use Macintosh. Of course I ride a recumbent

Offline jamawani

Re: Highway 18 from St. George to Enterprise and back?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014, 09:36:57 am »
Big, big climb out of St George.
Maybe not the best choice for first trip.
Not quite as much of a climb going thru Shviwits.

What about a circle route out of Panguitch?
North on US 89 to Circle - east to Otter Creek,
Then south along the Upper East Fork on the county road,
And finally west thru Red Canyon on the bike trail.

Total - about 100 miles - follows river valleys.
From Panguitch to Otter Creek State Park is about 40 miles.
Slightly downhill and often with tailwind to Circle.
Plus, you can take in Bryce Canyon, too.