Location: South side of Virgin River, just off Sheep Bridge Road, Virgin, UT


Falls Park (Sheep Bridge to the locals) was established by the BLM to accommodate the growing number of people visiting the popular swimming and tubing area of the Virgin River. There is about a mile stretch of river that can be enjoyed, with sandy beaches, fun tubing rapids and even places to jump off the rocks into the river. Be sure to always check the depth of the water before jumping in! Because of the nature of the Virgin River, and its flood cycles, there may be sand and other debris under the water that are not visible. There is fun to be had by all ages at this park. Small children can catch frogs and splash in shallow parts of the river, older children can ride the rapids and swim, and adults can get in on the fun as well! Check this park out!

Sheep Bridge was originally built by Allen Stout, who was a sheep herder. It was used to move the sheep back and forth across the river to other grazing. For many years, the bridge was an old, one lane bridge, barely wide enough for a large truck to pass. In the year 2000, Utah Department of Transportation built the current bridge that is much wider and more stable. The old bridge still remains just to the east of the new bridge.

  • Hours

    8:00 a.m. – Dusk

  • Cost



  • Distance from St George

    27 miles (36 mins drive time)

  • Driving Directions

    Drive toward Virgin, UT. As you start coming into town from the west, Sheep Bridge Rd will be on your right. Follow the road for 1/2 mile and cross over the bridge. The entrance gate to the park will be immediately on your left.


2 replies
  1. Regina
    Regina says:

    Did this hike with friends & dogs on 12/23/17….it was a nice, easy, scenic hike. The River was gorgeous….the dogs loved it (well, at least the labs!). Would definitely want to spend some time here when the temps climb in Ivins, UT!!


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