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Halfway Wash - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Halfway Wash - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 1.2 miles

TRAIL SUMMARY

Halfway Wash offers another entrance into the Paradise Canyon, or Chuckwalla area of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.  The trail is 1.2 miles roundtrip and connects directly with the south entrance of Paradise Rim and with Turtle Wall.  Consisting of a single/double track dirt trail and little sand, it is considered to be easy for hikers of all levels.  Bikers also enjoy some parts of the path which can make the trail busy at times.  The path is well marked and features a wide range of flowers and wildlife.  The hike is also dog friendly and a great place to walk a dog.  Halfway Wash is a great trail for walking dogs, exploring nature, and connecting with other trails or hiking loops.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

1.2 miles

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

Trailhead:  37.138778, -113.612333
Connection at Turtle Wall:  37.146444, -113.612278

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

4.7 miles (10 mins driving)

RESTROOM FACILITIES

No Restroom Available

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

Yes

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, 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, Dirt Double Track, Sandy

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

LOCAL SERVICES

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

IMPORTANT:  The Trailhead is located and can be legally accessed in the Paradise Canyon residential development.  Parking is not provided on the privately owned roads and adjacent property.  These directions lead to the accessible Trailhead within the development but visitors are asked to respect private property rights.

Directions to Trailhead:  From St George, follow 700 S to Bluff St.  Turn right onto Bluff St and head north towards Snow Canyon.  At Bluff St intersection, keep right on through the Ivins exit and take the left exit to turn onto W Snow Canyon Pkwy at the light.  Continue on Snow Canyon Pkwy for 0.5 miles then turn right onto N Great Basin Dr.  Follow N Great Basin Dr for 0.3 miles then turn left onto N Primrose Dr.  The Trailhead is located 0.1 miles down N Primrose Dr on the right.

A small gazebo at trailhead is visible from road.

FLORA AND FAUNA

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

TRAIL REPORT

As part of the Paradise Canyon area within the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Halfway Wash is short trail that features beautiful scenery.  Because of its short length and connection to other trails, it is often hiked as a loop.  There is no shade which makes the morning or evening a better time to hike.  Since the Trailhead has its own entrance, the hike is not very crowded.  Halfway Wash is great trail for a family hike, to walk a dog, or for quick nature trip.

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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