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Tri States Gran Fondo

October 10 2020
Mesquite, Nevada, USA

Pass through Nevada, Arizona, and Utah along nearly traffic-free roads. Climb a steady 5 to 6 percent grade for 27 miles before hitting the famed red-rocks region on a loop through Snow Canyon and Gunlock state parks. The payoff? A 20-plus-mile no-brakes descent. Be sure and take in the awesome scenery overlooking Snow Canyon State Park! Next you'll ride through the quaint town of Ivins and enjoy the red rocks of Kayenta. Save something for the end! At mile 80 you'll hit the last big climb - 7 miles on the return trip over Utah Hill. 113 miles with a 54 mile option.

 

Heading north from Mesquite, in just over a mile you cross the border into Arizona, and after a bit of rolling terrain, up you'll climb - straight into Utah and to your first summit at mile 27. You're rewarded with an incredible 7 miles of scenic descent, where you'll get your first glimpse of the beautiful red rocks which make Southern Utah famous. Hang a left at the bottom of the hill and enjoy the rolling terrain out to Gunlock State Park. Past Gunlock you'll continue a gradual climb until you hit the "wall" - a short, but quad busting 16% grade. From here it's mostly up - climbing Eagle Mountain to the quaint town of Veyo, your next summit at mile 50. After another short climb out of Veyo, it's mostly downhill, with a few easy rollers, for the next 20 miles. Be sure and take in the awesome scenery overlooking Snow Canyon State Park! Next you'll ride through the quaint town of Ivins and enjoy the red rocks of Kayenta. Save something for the end! At mile 80 you'll hit the last big climb - 7 miles on the return trip over Utah Hill. From here, it's mostly downhill, across the border into Arizona, and finally back to Mesquite, Nevada, where you can relax, revel in your success and enjoy the celebration of a fantastic day in the saddle! Distance: 113 miles with about 7,800' of climbing.

There's also a mini fondo of 54 with 2,500 feet of climbing.

 

 
Routes: 54, 113 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time (AST)
 
Start Address: Mesquite Recreation Center, Mesquite, Nevada
 
 
 
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