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Level: Beginner
Length: 11 mi (17.7 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +305/ -252 ft
Total: 7 riders

Mountain Biking Itchy And Scratchy

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#204 of 700 mountain bike trails in Utah
#5,429 in the world

Itchy and Scratchy, or Bull Bottom, is a fun, scenic, slickrock ride in the San Rafael desert, across the Green River from Canyonlands and Moab. The ride starts out on a doubletrack, and then meets up with a vast expanse of slickrock!! At the end of the doubletrack, you can take a trail that has been cut into the cliff side, down to the Green River and Bull Bottom. There are a couple of Freemont Indian petroglyphs in Bull Bottom, if you look closely you may be able to spot them. After climbing out of Bull Bottom, head southwest on the slickrock, following the Green River. Keep following the Green until you come to Threes Canyon (you can't miss it, it's about 1,000 feet deep). Hang a right and follow Threes Canyon west until you hit a section of doubletrack. Stay left on the double track and ride about a mile until you hit the graded county road. Turn right on the graded road and head north back to the trail head. I've marked this as an eleven mile loop, but you could put countless miles on your odometer by playing on the slickrock!!

First added by UtMtnBkr on Sep 9, 2004. Last updated May 1, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Ray's Tavern on Main Street in Green River, head south, following the signs for the airport. Pass under I-70, and 2.04 miles from the underpass, hand a left on a gravel road (it's the first left, and marked "San Rafael Desert"). Stay on the gravel road for 24.92 miles (from Main Street in Green River). The double track will be on your left. (You can continue down the gravel road for about a half mile until you come to a slickrock pullout on the right.)

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