This Week in Van Life we spent time in Hurricane mountain biking, found some great camping at Hurricane Cliffs, and did some great park workouts at the Hurricane town parks.
If you missed it… You can checkout last Week in Van Life here!
After our Las Vegas adventuring out at Red Rocks Canyon and Blue Diamond mountain bike trails, we were ready for a little Utah life.
It’s very hard to beat the views that you find in the Hurricane / Southern Utah area. In fact the views from Hurricane mountain biking might be my favorite of all time. Or at least in my top 5.
Camping in Hurricane UT
We spent most of our time camping at the Hurricane Cliffs trail system. This is the trail system that’s right by the popular Jem Trail. The camping here is exposed, but you get VERY pretty 360 degree views of iconic Utah mountains.
There are also some free campsites with EPIC views over near the Wire Rim Trailhead!
Hurricane Mountain Biking
This is a fast cross country mountain biking trail at the Hurricane Cliffs trail system. It’s a good trail for all riding levels. There is a small black diamond portion that you can walk near the very top of the trail, but the rest of quite tame.
If you like pedaling your heart out, you will love the Jem Trail. To be honest, it wasn’t enough downhill or tech for our liking. But it’s a great place to build up some endurance, or flush out your legs from some longer/harder rides in the area.
Wire Rim Trail
The Wire Rim Trail is an 8’ish mile loop (we started up the road), and is one of the prettier trails we’ve every ridden. The Utah red rock mountain views from the Wire Rim Trail are EPIC!!!
The Wire Rim Trail itself is fun, and a pretty easy trail to ride. There are some technical rock features, but not a lot of elevation to wear you out.
We even rode by an angry rattlesnake on the trail that was very unhappy that we were treading in her terrain!
The Guacamole Mesa Trail system is 100% one of our Hurricane mountain biking trails! It features a TON of short technical rocky ups and downs that are incredibly fun (if you like that kind of thing).
You should absolutely check out our Trailforks link for this trail. We rode a route recommend by an employee at the Over the Edge Hurricane bike shop, and it did not disappoint!
Places to Work in Hurricane
There was some super fast 5G cell service for Verizon, and decent LTE for At&t up at the Hurricane Cliffs campsites. Assuming you have a good hot spot plan you can use with your computer.
We also spent some time at the Hurricane Library and River Rock Roasting Company. The River Rock Roasting Company has better internet, but can be very busy at times. Not to mention, you can’t see your van/RV from inside the cafe. Which is something we always look for.
Links from episode:
- Jem Loop on Trailforks https://www.trailforks.com/ridelog/view/37738617/
- Wire Mesa Loop on Trailforks https://www.trailforks.com/ridelog/view/37796649/
- Guacomole ride on Trailforks https://www.trailforks.com/ridelog/view/37898634/
- Over the Edge Hurricane bike shop https://otesports.com/locations/hurricane/
- River Rock Roasting Company for coffee and goods https://g.page/RiverRockRoasters
Let us know if you have any questions about this area or rides by commenting down below!