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Offline luann

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« on: March 25, 2006, 10:12:06 pm »
can anyone tell me the difficulty of this route?
and the weather in june on the route??


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st george,ut "loop"
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2006, 08:05:40 am »
Hi Luann,

On the back of each ACA map there is a discussion of the factors that affect difficulty--wind, distance between services, road conditions, and traffic--for each part of the route; along with charts of temperature and precipitation. See the Route Maps link at If you do not want to spend the $7.00 before deciding whether to go, someone at the ACA office would probably read it to you.


Offline ptaylor

st george,ut "loop"
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2006, 07:01:50 pm »
I have no idea of the difficulty, but I can give you some weather info.

At Zion National Park (elevation 4,050 ft), the average June high is 94, the average low is 61, and the average precipitation is 0.48 inches. I'm speculating that the record temperatures are 20 degrees above/below the averages.

Keep in mind that the temperature lapses by 5.8 degrees for each 1,000 foot of elevation.


Offline luann

st george,ut "loop"
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2006, 11:52:50 pm »
thanks for the info!!

Offline gponce101

st george,ut "loop"
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2006, 11:51:21 pm »

Are you planning on riding the route in June with Adventure Cycling? I was in Las Vegas and decided to check this ride out before doing it.

There is a fair amount of climbing out of Zion and also out of Panguitch to Cedar City. You'll want to have plenty of time in the saddle and climbing experience.

It's going to be a awesome ride though.

Here is a schedule I got from Adventure Cycling with a couple comments included from my drive of the route)

Day 1 6/3 4pm kickoff meeting

Day 2 6/4 St. George to Springdale ( Zion ) 42.8 miles, 2100 ft of climbing

Day 3 6/5 Springdale to Hatch 61.5 miles, 4500 ft of climbing (Long climb at start of day)

Day 4 6/6 Hatch to Ruby's Inn( Bryce Canyon ) 23.2 miles, 1000 ft of climbing

Day 5 6/7 Ruby's Inn to Panguitch 22.6 miles, 300 ft of climbing (Easy Day)

Day 6 6/8 Panguitch to Cedar City 62.6 miles, 4500 ft of climbing  *toughest day (If I got the route right on my drive this tops out at 10,400 feet)

Day 7 6/9 Cedar City to St. George 61.6 miles, 700 ft of climbing