Tilted Mesa Mountain Biking Trail System (Tilted Mesa)
The 400-acre Tilted Mesa Trail System consists of three connected mesas (from east to west, these are called First, Second, and Third Mesa) situated on and adjacent to the Shinarump Cliffs between 5,100 and 5,400 feet. The trail system is interconnected and in total consists of approximately 13 miles of single-track trail designed specifically for mountain biking, and is located approximately 9.5 miles east of Kanab, Utah.
The trail system is designated as open to mountain biking, Class 1 e-bikes and hiking activities and incorporates a stacked-loop system of single-track trails of varying difficulty, to offer a variety of user experiences. Motorized use other than Class 1 e-bikes is not authorized.
Tilted Mesa Riding & Hiking Tips
- Be prepared!
- Ensure you have the equipment and supplies needed to enjoy your visit.
- Recommended supplies may include appropriate clothing layers, water, first aid, bicycle repair tools, etc.).
- Cell phone service is spotty. If you cannot find cell service, climbing to the top of one of the mesas may offer a solution.
- Please help protect this fantastic area by respecting the environment, other visitors, and by avoiding trespass onto nearby private land.
Download the georeferenced Tilted Mesa Trail Map here or scan the QR code at the trailhead kiosk.
1. Please pack in/pack out all trash/waste.
2. Do not litter or put trash in vault toilets.
3. Overnight camping and campfires are not allowed at the trailhead.
There is parking for approximately 50 cars, including three spaces for vehicles with travel trailers.
1. The Tilted Mesa trail system has been designed and designated for mountain biking and hiking uses.
2. Equestrian use of the trail system is not recommended (horse use okay in wash between 1st and 2nd Mesas).
3. Please stay on designated/constructed trails. Cross-country use of mountain bikes is not allowed.
4. Motorized use of the trail system is not allowed (Class 1 e-bikes are okay).
5. Avoid riding or hiking the trails in Chocolate Canyon during wet conditions. This includes the following trails: Upper Middle Earth, Chocolate Canyon Loop, Low Road, Walk the Plank, and W. Legend from the 5-way intersection to the large saddle between 1st and 2nd Mesas.
- Please protect wildlife resources by and other visitors by ensuring that your pets are under your direct control.
- Please pick up your pet waste and dispose of properly.
Plan Your Visit
Take US-89 eastbound from Kanab for 9.3 miles. Once you pass Johnson Canyon Road on your left, continue another 0.8 miles and turn right onto Kane County Road 3200. Look for the small power station, that is your turn. Drive south for one mile and turn to the left at the dirt road fork (also Kane County Road 3200). In approximately 100 yards, turn uphill to the right on a small dirt road (trailhead entrance). There is parking for approximately 50 cars, including 3 spaces for vehicles with travel trailers). Trail system access is from two points within the fenced trailhead area to the east and west.
No Fee. Donations will be accepted. For more information on how to donate, please call or email. Contact information provided above.