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Cordura - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Cordura - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 0.5 miles round trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Leading to a 1959 movie set, Cordura is a short trail near the Red Cliffs Recreation Area.  The trail has connections with McMullin Trail and White Reef where the movie set for “They Came To Cordura” can be seen.  Though the some of the set has been destroyed due to fires in the area, there is still a great view.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

0.5 miles round trip

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.211865, -113.398529

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

BLM, Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

17.3 miles (21 mins driving)

RESTROOM FACILITIES

Vault Toilets at Trailhead

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

No

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, Evening

GROUP LIMIT

No Limit

PERMIT INFORMATION

No Permit Required

COST

No Cost

WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE

Water Available at Trailhead

CAMP SITES

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

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Dirt Single Track

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

LOCAL SERVICES

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to trailhead (White Reef 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) then turn right to follow dirt road until area trailhead.

Cordura can be accessed from McMullin Trail or from White Reef about 0.1 miles from parking area where the movie set can be seen.

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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