Out and Back
To find the Guacamole trailhead at the junction with Highway 9 at LaVerkin, UT, head east along Highway 9 for 7.5 miles until you see the posted junction of Dalton Wash Road. Go left, which is north, up Dalton Wash Road for 1.9 miles until you reach a ‘Y’ junction. Stay left at the ‘Y’ and continue on for 1.7 miles to the first parking area close to the bottom of a steep hill in the road. When it’s a dry road, most cars won’t have difficulty going up the steep hill to the main trailhead. When the road gets wet or if rain is forecasted, please park at the lower trailhead. The road past that parking lot is steep and unsafe to near impassable if it’s wet. Whether you ride or drive, continue to the top of the hill for 0.7 miles and follow the road south to the main trailhead. There are no signs for the trailhead or the trail, so a GPS and map can be very useful to confirm your location.
The Guacamole Trail offers something for every rider. The loops
can be ridden either direction, but generally people go clockwise. You begin on
slickrock followed by singletrack. As you push further into the loops, it gets
more techy. Rock cairns will mark the trail for you, but make sure to study the
map and terrain your first time to help keep on track, especially on the
Some of the terrain and views you will get on this ride are stunning. Whether it’s Zion National Park to the east or the Pine Valley Mountains to the west, you’ll be welcomed by beautiful sights. There’s even a cinder cone along the trail to admire.