Gooseberry Mesa National Recreation Trail (NRT) is located in southern Utah’s red rock country. At an elevation of 5,200 feet, views from the mesa rims are spectacular. Rising to the north are the massive sandstone sentinels of Zion National Park. Spread out below the west rim is a panorama of colorful desert mesas and water carved canyons.
Located on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Gooseberry Mesa NRT was developed in the late 1990’s through cooperative efforts. In 2006, the trail received National Recreation Trail status. The Gooseberry Mesa NRT is designed for technical mountain biking. Singletrack and slickrock wind across the mesa top in a series of interconnected trails bisected by a dirt road. Due to the challenging terrain, this trail system is recommended for mountain bikers and hikers.