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Chuckwalla Trail - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Chuckwalla Trail - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 1.9 miles

TRAIL SUMMARY

Located in the Paradise Canyon area, Chuckwalla is a major link for trails like Turtle Wall, Beck Hill, Paradise Rim, Halfway Wash, The Gap, and Gecko.  This hike has the whole package.  The path is mostly dirt with some sand and is well marked.  Chuckwalla offers a beautiful scenery and features a variety of wildlife making it very family friendly.  The hike is also dog friendly and a great place to walk a dog.  Hikers enjoy exploring the trail’s unique rock formations as well as connecting with other trails that expand into the area.  Desert tortoises, rabbits, eagles, and other wildlife are often spotted along the path.  Chuckwalla is a great trail that takes hikers right into nature.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

1.9 miles

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

Trailhead: 37.138278, -113.604722
Connection with Beck Hill and Turtle Wall: 37.146306, -113.611222

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

4.3 Miles (9 mins driving)

RESTROOM FACILITIES

Vault Toilets at Trailhead

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

Yes

BIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

EQUESTRIAN ALLOWED

Yes

HIKE TYPE

Out & Back

BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO HIKE

Great Year Round

BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE

Morning, Afternoon, Evening

GROUP LIMIT

No Limit

PERMIT INFORMATION

No Permit Required

COST

No Cost

WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE

No Water Sources Available

CAMP SITES

No Camping Available on Trail

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Dirt Single Track, Sandy

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

LOCAL SERVICES

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to Trailhead:

From St George, head north on Bluff Street. Keep right towards Enterprise and continue straight as road turns into Hwy 18. In 0.1 miles, immediately take the first left turn onto Country Rd and park.

FLORA AND FAUNA

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

TRAIL REPORT

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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