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Virgin River Rim

Geological Attractions

The Virgin River Rim Trail is a 32-mile, high-altitude trail along the south rim of Cedar Mountain. Hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders can enter and exit the single-track trail at various access points, including several places along Navajo Lake. The base of the trail is around 8,200 feet with a peak altitude of 9,700 feet. With switchbacks over the course of the entire trail, you will ultimately climb over 4,000 vertical feet; the steepest climb is from Cascade Falls to the top of Navajo Peak. The trail winds through alpine forest until reaching the ridgeline, which overlooks Zion National Park and the Kolob Plateau 6,000 feet below. The trail can be done in its entirety or broken into smaller stretches; the Navajo Loop and the Pink Cliff Loop are popular sections. The eastern part of the trail offers the most scenic views, including the spectacular Pink Cliffs.

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