Cedar and Right Hand Canyon Roads Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

7
FIETS
12.4 mi
DISTANCE
3,394 ft
GAINED
5.1 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

Page Contributor(s): Chris Monson, Blanding, Utah, USA

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This 12.4 mile bike climb is located in Iron County, Utah, USA. The average gradient is 5.1% and there is a total elevation gain of 3,394 ft, finishing at 9,210 ft.

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Difficulty: Challenging
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Mar 26, 2021
difficulty: Challenging
scenery: 3
traffic: 4
road: 3
Mar 26, 2021
scenery: 3
traffic: 4
road: 3
The climb of Cedar/Right Hand Cyns is a good one with enough length and elevation gain to test you. Deal with the traffic on Route 14 (Cedar Canyon) as once you turn into Right Hand it disappears and the grade increases. Nice turns and long views higher up. You ride through an aspen forest near the summit just north of Zion NP. A good climb.
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Right Hand Canyon - a fork off of Hwy 14 in Cedar Canyon is the home of the climbing competition of the Utah Summer Games out of Cedar City Utah.  

While a bit less altitude gained on this climb than it's sister climb (the full Cedar Canyon ascent), we do gain 3,300' and the steep grades of this challenging climb are more sustained than on Cedar Canyon.  After the first few miles climbing into the deep canyon, we are on the southwest precipice of Lone Tree Mountain the remainder of the climb which affords sustained impressive views of the western plains (Cedar City, Hamiltons Fort) to the right.   At the end of a long sweeping left curve (miles 8-9) we are traveling south and pass a small unnamed mountain community of about a dozen houses - the view from here explains why houses were built in such a remote area of southern Utah. Miles 10-11 are a couple of challenging switchbacks which give us a great view back of the road which we have traveled (we love switchback back views).  We end in a beautiful aspen lined meadow - if luck serves, you may see elk grazing in this area.

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Roadway surface and traffic:  There is a fair amount of traffic along a very nice road for the first 4.4 miles of the climb.  The pavement after turning onto Right Hand Canyon remains good and the traffic decreases to very light - this is a very safe and enjoyable ride.