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High Point - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

High Point - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Distance: 2.7 miles round-trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Located in the Red Cliffs National Conservation, High Point offers a peaceful and quiet hike.  The trail connects with Yellow Knolls and features some beautiful scenery within the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.  High Point starts from the Black Gulch Trailhead off of Old Dump Rd where Lange’s Dugway and Black Gulch can be accessed. Though the path is well marked, the end or spot to turn around is not clear.  After following markers for about 1.34 miles there is a pipe where hikers turn around (See pictures and map below).  This is a scenic area and offers a great view of the mountains.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Moderate

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

2.7 miles round-trip

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.206772, -113.582929

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

9.1 miles (19 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, Afternoon

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, Rocky

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

LOCAL SERVICES

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to Trailhead:  From St George, head north on S 700 E toward E 600 S.  Turn right onto St George Blvd.  At the intersection, turn left onto N 1000 E then turn right onto E Red Hills Pkwy at the light.  After 0.9 miles, turn left onto Cottonwood Springs Rd.  Continue straight as road turns into Old Dump Rd and keep a left when road bends.

The Black Gulch trailhead and parking for High Point will be on the right after about 5 miles.  There is a parking lot at the trailhead with multiple places to parking.

Important: Old Dump Rd is becomes a dirt road.

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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