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Alger Hollow - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Alger Hollow - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 4.2 miles round trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Starting from Diamond Valley, Alger Hollow is an easy trail that connects with Lange’s Dugway.  The trail goes deep into the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve where hikers can see a unique view of St. George and even Snow Canyon.  Deer and other wildlife are often seen along the path.  The path offers a great view of Pine Valley Mountain throughout the hike.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

4.2 miles round trip

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.242552, -113.590067

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

BLM, Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

15.2 miles (26 mins driving)

RESTROOM FACILITIES

No Restroom Available

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

Yes, on 6 ft leash

BIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

EQUESTRIAN ALLOWED

Yes

HIKE TYPE

Out & Back

BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO HIKE

Spring, Fall, Winter

BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE

Morning, Midday

GROUP LIMIT

No Limit

PERMIT INFORMATION

No Permit Required

COST

No Cost

WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE

No Water Sources Available

CAMP SITES

Camping Available only in Designated Camping Area

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Dirt Single Track, Dirt Double Track, Sandy

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

LOCAL SERVICES

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to Trailhead:  Follow S 700 E to Bluff St.  Keep right to continue on State Rd 18 N and Merge onto UT-18 N/Bluff St. Take right onto Diamond Valley Dr and follow for 0.3 mi.  Turn right onto Sapphire Dr.  Continue onto Sapphire Trail. Turn right onto W Amethyst Dr.  The trailhead is on the right.

It is called “Diamond Valley East Trailhead,” but there is a sign for Lava Rocks Trailhead.  Parking and hike information is found at trailhead.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Plants: Typical plant life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.
Animals: Typical animal life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.

TRAIL REPORT

Coming Soon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Spencer McMullin

Spencer McMullin is originally from Connecticut but has deep ties to the Southern Utah area.  His passion for adventure and photography has lead him to HikeStGeorge.

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