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Ut91 Beaver Dam - St George Summit
aka Utah Hill Summit

This summit route, located partially in Arizona is a signed bike route. In Utah that means that there are no rumble strips. Standards are a little different here. (No rumble strips in Arizona either) The main attraction is a healthy Joshua tree and cactus "forest" on the west side, with great dessert views of mountains in three states. The road follows the old version of Rte191.

There is a sign near the summit with the name Utah Hill. The name also appears on some topo maps.

1.(00.0m,1850ft) START-END SOUTH: Beaver Dam exit on I15
2.(07.1m,2570ft)Arizona - Utah line
3.(09.0m,2980ft)turnoff to Bulldog Pass Rd
5.(22.0m,3690ft)northern jct with road to Bulldog Pass
6.(38.6m,2570ft) START-END NORTH: jct I15 - Sun River bike path in St George


From West.
The profile starts at the Littlefield exit, just across the border in Arizona. But it heads in the other direction which is signed as Beaver Dam. No real town there, but lots of trailers in the desert and a gas station.

The first 1000 ft of climbing a contained in the first view of the straight road heading to the horizon. To the right Joshua Tree cactuses flank the tire track shaped mountains of the Arizona Strip. In the mid section of the climb, various cacti species make great foreground for dessert peaks in Arizona, Nevada and Utah.

The road finally enters high rolling hills and summits in series of rolling hills. Amazing to think, that almost 3000ft were gained in this gentle appearing climb without real turns.

From East. Soon after the summit it becomes clear that the mountains on this side have higher aims. The Pine Valley Mountains straight ahead reach over 10 thousand feet and an imposing series of cliffs, some topped by lave leads up to them. The road crosses the Shivwits reservation. There is one cheap gas station. Otherwise at least the signs forbid acces to everything else. The profile finishes in the dessert suburban sprawl of Santa Clara, becoming St George. The final town streets follow a signed Sun River bike route.

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Dayride with this point as highest summit:


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Ut91 Beaver Dam - St George Summit : near Black Range Road exit on I15, south of St George > I15 south > Beaver Dam > Ut91 north > Ut91 Beaver Dam - St George Summit > Shivwits > Santa Clara > St George > Pearl Rose Dr and others soutn > Dixie Dr south > I15 south back to starting point: 67.6miles with 3920ft of climbing in 5:11hrs (garmin etrex30 r4:19.10.19)
Notes: the difference between the lowest point in St George and the highest point on I15, which is the Black Range Rd exit is just below 300ft. The worst part of this loop was I15 between Black Rd and about 10 before Beaver Dam. Shoulder is in very bad shape and often covered with some gravel. Otherwise this is a great loop

A Ride with this point as intermediate summit is on page: Bulldog Pass Rd s(u)