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Lange's Dugway - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Lange's Dugway - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Distance: 10.1 miles round trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Starting from Black Gulch trailhead, the trail for Lange’s Dugway runs towards Diamond Valley.  This single dirt path is easy to follow and offers some good views.  Snow Canyon and Pine Valley Mountain are occasionally seen during the hike.  The does have a little bit of climb bit it is too bad.  Black Gulch and Alger Hollow can be accessed as the trail offers connecting points for both.  Because of the length, the trail is moderate to strenuous.  Upper Snow Canyon can be seen about 3-4 miles in.  A lot of wildlife, especially various lizards, are found along the path.  The map below shows the trail as it stretches towards private property in diamond valley.  Overall, this trail can offer some good views but can get long.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Moderate

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

10.1 miles round trip

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.207029, -113.583858

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

BIKERS ALLOWED

No

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

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

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

LOCAL SERVICES

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Direction 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 will be on the right after about 5 miles. There is a parking lot at the trailhead with multiple places to parking. Access to the Lange’s Dugway trail is found across the street.

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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