Cryptobionic

These two trails were added to the Hurricane Cliffs trail system in 2014. Neither is a stand-alone trail, as you must combine other trails to create a ride. From either end, you'll need to do a portion of JEM to reach them. A map is highly recommended as you navigate these trails for the first time. We're considering Goosebumps and Cryptobionic together on this page because you can't ride one without a piece of the other. In January 2015, Goosebumps continues as Dead Ringer -- a great trail that may affect your ride plans.

Cryptobionic is 3.6 miles long, descending 250 feet from its south end on Goosebumps to the Hurricane Rim trail on the north at the toilet and hiking trailhead on the edge of the Virgin River gorge. Cryptobionic is a fairly easy trail to ride.
"Cryptobionic" is a play on the term "cryptobiotic soil." The lumpy black "dirt" in many spots along the trail is composed of microorganisms that are critical to the desert's health. Don't walk on it.

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