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Lower Graveyard - Santa Clara River Reserve

Lower Graveyard - Santa Clara River Reserve

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 2 miles round trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Lower Graveyard is another trail found at the Anasazi Tempi’po’op junction.  The path is well marked and pretty easy to follow.  Winding towards the Santa Clara/Ivins mountains, the trail connects with Cholla trail after about 1 mile.  The trail descends over a few washes and passes over old river beds.  There is a consistent view of the area and the path passes a few trees that are probably pretty in the spring.  Over this 2 mile round trip trail is easy to follow and great for walking a dog or just exploring the Santa Clara River Reserve.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

2 miles round trip

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.137579, -113.677247

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

BLM, Santa Clara River Reserve

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

8 miles (18 minutes 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

Great Year Round

BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE

Any Time

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, Rocky, Dry Wash

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

LOCAL SERVICES

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to Trailhead. From St George, head north on Bluff Street for 2.1 miles and turn left onto Sunset Blvd. Continue 4.5 miles through Santa Clara, and as you head up the hill toward Ivins, take the first left. This road will quickly turn to dirt and should lead you down, across a wash and to a large parking area for the trail head. Graveyard Wash trailhead is on the right with space to park.  It is a few hundred feet before the Tukupetsi trailhead.  There is a sign indicating area.

Locating the trail is generally found by following the Upper Graveyard trail.  At the end of this trail there is a trail junction where Lower Graveyard and other trails can be accessed.  Overall, trail can be accessed after a 0.3 mi hike through Upper Graveyard.

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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