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Leeds Reef - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Leeds Reef - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 2.9 miles round trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Leeds Reef is another trail that stems from the White Reef trailhead near the Red Cliffs Recreation Area.  Though the path follows parallel to the interstate, the trail is wedged between small rack formations making it quiet.  There is a small incline which provides a great view of the desert reserve.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

2.9 miles round trip

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.211570, -113.397683

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

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, Evening

GROUP LIMIT

No Limit

PERMIT INFORMATION

No Permit Required

COST

No Cost

WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE

Water Available at Ranger Station/Lodge

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

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.

Leeds Reef trail begins about 0.1 miles from parking area.

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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