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Toquerville Falls Bronco Ride

La Verkin, UT, USA

By quadsinthemudd (Rank II, 31518)

START DATE Wednesday Feb 28, 2024 at 10:00 AM UTC-07:00

END DATE Wednesday Feb 28, 2024 at 6:00 PM UTC-07:00

Event Type

trip

Region

All Regions

Vehicle Type

Bronco

Terrain Type
mud
Radio channels
462.65 gmrs
Route details

RSVPs allowed

15

Length

19 miles

Difficulty

moderate

About the event

This is a rated 6 trail with 40 creek crossings and an AMAZING picture location on the top of the falls. This is the day before United by Bronco.

Attachments

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Event details

Day: February 28th, 2024
Time Ride Starts: 10am
Breakfast Time: 8:30- 9:30ish
Trail length: 19 miles in about 6 hours

Suggested equipment:
35+inch tires
At least a rear locker or strong tow points
A radio capable of Channel 19 (462.6500MHz)
Camera
Lunch


I was able to make it to Toquerville Falls in October 2023 but did not have enough time to do the full loop that includes Rattlesnake Gulch. I am coming back to attend United by Broncos and thought this would be a great time to hit the trail and have others with me just in case. I have seen many videos and write ups about this trail and it looks a bit challenging but a blast! I donโ€™t feel it is a good fit for Bronco Sports or some small tired Broncos. To see what awesomeness awaits check out the many videos on youtube of the Rattlesnake Gulch trail.

Here is the write up from OnX

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Trail Overview
A very challenging 6.4-mile trail that goes through the canyon, along Laverkin Creek, to the Toquerville Falls Trail, which takes you on to the Falls above Toquerville/Hurricane, UT. You cross the creek a minimum of 40 times, and there are places where you drive up through the creek. After a heavy rain, or in the springtime, these water crossings will be deep and fast. (Trail Rating of 7 would fit then.) There are big rocks, areas of erosion, and mud at some of the crossings. There is one roughly 6-foot vertical wall that you go down on your way up to the Falls, and you have to climb it on your way out. Our group had two YXZs, one Razor, and one CanAm. We had tires ranging from 30 to 35" and we all made it back up the wall. The 35" tires had the easiest time in the canyon. The others put their skid plates to the test in places. We labeled it a "dirt" adventure, but along the creek, it's mostly a "rock" and "water" adventure. The Falls is a favorite tourist spot, and it is accessible from a road, so it can get a bit crowded at the top, but only the truly adventurous will go through this canyon. The trail at the bottom is mostly dirt; at the top, it's mostly rocks. There is a little off-camber, but nothing too drastic. In most places, there is room to get over and let an oncoming vehicle pass. Photo opportunities abound all along the creek. If you bring your suit, you can swim in the creek right below the Falls or further down the canyon. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the Falls.
Difficulty
Late in the fall, this trail is a 6. After a heavy rain or in the early spring, it could be a 7. There are lots of boulders, some slick rocks, areas of off-camber driving and a LOT of water crossings. There is one 6-foot vertical wall that you go down on your way up to the Falls, and you climb on your way back down the canyon. We had two YXZs, one Razor and one CanAm in our group, and our tires ranged from 30" to 35". We all made it up the vertical wall. The 35" tires were a big plus in this canyon; anything less tested their skid plates on a lot of rocks. Some of the water crossings are muddy, there are areas where you have to drive up the creek for a ways, and there are areas of erosion and off-camber driving. It's not really fair to say this is a dirt adventure, but primarily dirt/rock/water.

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Optional Breakfast Location: River Rock Roasting Company 394 S State St, La Verkin, UT 84745
N37 11.6735 W113 16.5626

Fuel and End Location: Maverick Fuel Station 460 N State St, La Verkin, UT 84745
N37 12.6408 W113 16.2832

Trailhead and air down Location: La Verkin Shooting Range
N37 13.6483 W113 15.1492

Toquerville Falls
N37 17.9285 W113 14.8092

Air up Location:
N37 15.9829 W113 16.7261


We are gathering at River Rock Roasting Company at 8:30ish for a quick bite and for some who need it, coffee. Then @9:30 headed over to the local Maverick fuel station to top off those who need it and one last chance to use the facilities before the only thing we will have to use is tree-cilities! If you do not need to fuel or go to the restroom you can go directly to the trailhead and start airing down for a more comfortable ride.

We will be having a quick drivers meeting at the trailhead @10am then immediately departing. Please bring your lunch, it is a long day and we will be stopping to eat along the trail.

After lunch we will arrive at Toquerville Falls, we will be lining up in the river for a group photo. After the group photo we can move Broncos out of the way so you can get individual photos or little group shots of your close friends.

After the falls there is an optional short trail to an overlook. That will be if time is permitting or if the group doesn't care how late it is because Broncos have lights.

At the air up Location if you do not have your own air compressor we can all share and get you up to safe highway pressure if you would like. If you are going wheeling the next day at United by Bronco you just need to decide what you would like to do.

I have saved all the waypoints and trail file in a KML

Here is also an event page on Facebook here is the link:
https://fb.me/e/3PnTYgnto

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quadsinthemudd (Rank II)

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Comments

Moderator Staff member

Administrator

Nov 30, 2023

#1
Sounds like this will be a great ride with a prepared lead!
2021 Oxford White 2-door non-Sas Mid package 2.7L/10-speed Badlands with MIC top
2021 Carbonized Gray 2-door Sas High package 2.7L/10-speed Badlands with MIC top
Keeping the Jeeps: stock '89 XJ and 3.5" lifted '00 XJ on 31s
idrive1965, Deano Bronc

Rank II

Nov 30, 2023

#2
Sounds like this will be a great ride with a prepared lead!

I hope so. I guess we'll find out.
Deano Bronc, Laura

Rank II

Dec 08, 2023

#3

Rank II

Dec 09, 2023

#4
Looking forward to this! Gives me an excuse to get there a day early for UBB!

Rank II

Jan 11, 2024

#5
I added the UBB Wednesday evening registration location to the KMZ. Registration is open Wednesday evening from 4-8pm at Lonny Boy's BBQ in Hurricane
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Bucky's page

Feb 08, 2024

#6
It's a great ride! Did it the first month I got my Badlands with 33" tires. I will try to be there. Depends on work. The picture is from last year.tqfalls.jpg
idrive1965, quadsinthemudd

Rank V

Feb 09, 2024

#7
I was just in Toquerville last weekend! I'll have to put this on the list for the future.
quadsinthemudd

Rank II

Feb 13, 2024

#8
It's a great ride! Did it the first month I got my Badlands with 33" tires. I will try to be there. Depends on work. The picture is from last year.tqfalls.jpgDid you do Rattlesnake Grade or just the road in and out to the falls. That was easy, 2wd for 90% of it.

Rank V

Feb 13, 2024

#9
It's a great ride! Did it the first month I got my Badlands with 33" tires. I will try to be there. Depends on work. The picture is from last year.tqfalls.jpg

Any scrapes with skid plates or other concerns? The description seems to call out 35" tires, but I feel like 33s should do the job. I think I'd like to have this on the to-do list. ๐Ÿ™‚

Rank II

Feb 26, 2024

#10
I won't be at UBB until Wednesday evening. Doing Razzle Dazzle Thursday, but only got the roamers pass for Friday and Saturday... I procrastinated and the only rides left open when I registered were harder than I wanted to do in the Bronco ( wife will kill me if I damage HER Bronco....). Any chance anybody wants to do this ride Friday or Saturday?
23 Bronco 2D, 12 Raptor,17 F350,66 Mustang GT, 07 Mustang GT, 77 Scout, 26 t-roadster

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Feb 26, 2024

#11
Have had a blast working my way south to the Ride and UBB

Rank II

Feb 26, 2024

#12
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Rank II

Feb 28, 2024

#13
Good Morning, today is the day! We are here at River Rock Roasting getting breakfast and enjoying the view. See ya'll real soon.

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Unicorn

Rank II

Feb 29, 2024

#14
Here only one pic of the AWESOME group today at the falls. A few scrapes and a dent or so but we did it!


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Unicorn

Rank 0

Mar 02, 2024

#15
Here only one pic of the AWESOME group today at the falls. A few scrapes and a dent or so but we did it!


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I got the other side
quadsinthemudd

Rank II

Mar 04, 2024

#16
That was a fun day!! Thanks for doing a fantastic job leading us!

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