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Anasazi (Puebloan) Trail - Red Cliffs Archeological Site

Anasazi (Puebloan) Trail - Red Cliffs Archeological Site

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 1.1 miles round trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Located within the Red Cliffs Recreation Area, this trail leads to a site of Anasazi ruins.  The trail is well marked and can accessed directly from the campgrounds.  Hikers enjoy a scenic path equipped with a few benches along the route.  The archeological site is about half a mile away from the trailhead and is full of many ruins.  There are signs at the site that describe the culture and lifestyle of the Anasazi Puebloan civilization.

Access to Red Reef East and other parts of the recreation area can be found through the short trails Mano and Metate.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

1.1 miles round trip

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.223975, -113.404431

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

BLM, Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

19.9 Miles (30 minutes driving)

RESTROOM FACILITIES

Flushing Toilets at Ranger Station/Lodge

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

No

BIKERS ALLOWED

No

EQUESTRIAN ALLOWED

No

HIKE TYPE

Out & Back

BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO HIKE

Spring, Fall, Winter

BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE

Morning, Evening

GROUP LIMIT

No Limit

PERMIT INFORMATION

No Permit Required

COST

$5.00 Day Use, $15.00 Camping Fee. Stop by the pay station for more information.

Interagency Annual, Access, Senior, Volunteer, and Military Passes are honored for day use fees only. All fees collected at this site are used to fund operations, improvements, and repairs at the recreation area.

WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE

No Water Sources Available, Water Available at Ranger Station/Lodge

CAMP SITES

No Camping Available on Trail, Camping Available only in Designated Camping Area

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Dirt Single Track, Sandy, Rocky

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

LOCAL SERVICES

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to Trailhead. Take Interstate 15 north to Exit 22. At the end of the off-ramp, turn right onto Old Highway 91. Travel south 2 miles and turn right. Continue under two freeway tunnels (tunnels restrict vehicle size to less than 12 feet in height and width) and follow the paved road for 1.3 miles into the campground.

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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