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Ice House - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Ice House - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Difficulty Level: Strenuous

Distance: 12.2 miles round trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Entering deep into the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Ice House is a very scenic trail.  The trail climbs up towards Pine Valley mountain offering a great view of Washington, the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, and the surrounding mountains.  Zion National Park can even been seen throughout the majority of the hike.  Ice House is popular for the many flowers that line the path.  After summiting up the 400 foot plateau, the hike continues to descend along patches of plowers.  The trail is names Ice House because it was once a road sed to bring ice down from the mountains.  Overall, the trail is moderate to strenuous because of the intense climb up the plateau and because of the overall distance.  This is a great trail for those looking for adventure with some fun sights!

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Strenuous

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

12.2 miles round trip

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.161888, -113.524928

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

6.4 miles (13 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, 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, Sandy, Rocky

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

LOCAL SERVICES

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to Trailhead:  Take I-15 N to S Green Spring Dr/North Green Spring Drive in Washington. Take exit 10 from I-15 N.  Follow North Green Spring Drive to Serenita St.

The land around the trailhead has recently been developed.  There is a small place to park.  The trail is accessed in between two residential houses.  Please be respectful of local home owners.

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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