Southern Utah Activities

Let’s Ride! Biking in Southern Utah

By August 5, 2018July 8th, 2020No Comments

July Newsletter


Let’s Ride!

Is biking one of the activities that brings you to Utah’s Dixie? Southern Utah has some great bike trails, and hosts some amazing biking competitions, such as the Tour of Utah, taking place Aug. 6, and the Red Bull Rampage in Virgin River, taking place Oct. 26. If you’ve never been down to Southern Utah to bike, below are three of our favorite mountain bike trails to get you started.

Bearclaw Poppy Trail

This is an easy trail, about 10 miles long, just southwest of St. George that can be ridden as an out-and-back or as a loop by utilizing city streets. It’s great views and rolling hills make it one of the most popular trails in the St. George area. This area has been designated as a protection area for the Dwarf Bearclaw Poppy, so be sure to ride on legal trails only.

Anasazi Trail

The Anasazi Trail is a moderate trail, 6.5 miles out and back, just south of Santa Clara. This trail system has a combination of single and doubletracks that run along the Santa Clara River that features ancient petroglyphs along the way.

Gooseberry Mesa

This is a strenuous trail, 9–12 miles, located 45 minutes from Hurricane, Utah. The trail includes slickrock and winding in and out of grooves and bowls. The path is marked with white dots, which bikers should be sure to follow. Please note, there is no water at Gooseberry Mesa, so be sure to bring plenty of your own.

Borrow One of Our Bikes

If a leisurely bike ride is more your style, Arcadia Vacation Resort can hook you up. We are now offering guests the use of our bicycles for free. You’ll want to be sure to take advantage of this great way to explore St. George next time you’re here.

If you’re coming down to do a little trail riding or decide to take one of our bikes out for the afternoon, be sure to share a photo with us at #ArcadiaVacationResort.

How Close is That?

One question we get asked all the time is how close is Arcadia Vacation Resort to ____? So let us tell you! Arcadia Vacation Resort is

  • 2 minutes or 0.9 miles to the closest grocery store
  • 9 minutes or 3.7 miles to Tuacahn Amphitheater
  • 10 minutes or 4.3 miles to Snow Canyon
  • 14 minutes or 6.3 miles to downtown St. George
  • 29 minutes or 20 miles to the St. George Regional Airport
  • 38 minutes or 25.7 miles to Sand Hallow State Park
  • 67 minutes or 48.2 miles to Zion National Park
  • 90 minutes or 86.8 miles to Brian Head Ski Resort
  • 130 minutes or 126 miles to Las Vegas


To check out the distances to other great Southern Utah attractions, check out the maps and handy mileage chart from the city of St. George.

What Moves You?

We want to know what brings you to St. George! Is it the great bike trails, zip lining hundreds of feet from the canyon floor, or scaling the red rock for a bit of canyoneering? Weigh in with our quick survey. The survey will take approximately three minutes to complete.

Book Your Stay

Now’s the time to book your stay at Arcadia Vacation Resort. We’re your home away from home to enjoy all of your favorite activities in Southern Utah. Check out our available dates and book now!

Real Estate

If you’d like information about owning a villa in Arcadia Vacation Resort, please contact us at 435-201-1945, [email protected], or drop by our model home while you’re here!

For sales inquiries, contact:

Bart Sorenson


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