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The Rim View Trail in Page, AZ February 14, 2011

Posted by Dave Of Prescott in Mountain Biking, trails.
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I had the opportunity to ride and track the Rim View Trail that circles around most of the town of Page, AZ this weekend, and was not disappointed.

The town itself sits on top of a mesa overlooking Lake Powell, and the Glen Canyon Dam.  The trail, true to its name follows the rim of the mesa, offering fantastic views at every turn.

Aerial of the Rim View Trail

This trail is a fun, slightly technical, single track about 11 miles in length. I say about, because there are several areas where you can choose to take a spur of the trail that either goes closer to the edge of the mesa, or away from the edge, with less exposure to huge drop offs.  There are many places on this trail where the penalty for falling is certain death.

I rode it both directions, and would suggest counterclockwise as the best way, just because of the long downhill on the east side of the airport.  Both ways are great though.  If I lived in Page, I would ride this trail every day!