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Metate - Red Cliffs Recreation Area

Metate - Red Cliffs Recreation Area

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 0.1 miles round trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Linking Red Reef East and Anasazi, Metate is another connector trail.  This short path provides quick access to explore the other trails in the Red Cliffs Recreation Area.  Though short, the trail is very scenic.  It is often used as an easier access for those going to explore the Anasazi ruins from other trails.

Metate is a 0.1 mile (round trip) trail that connects Red Reef East and Anasazi.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

0.1 miles round trip

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.224635, -113.400564

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

18.8 miles (25 mins driving)

RESTROOM FACILITIES

No Restroom Available

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

No

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

Camping Available only in Designated Camping Area

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Dirt Double Track, Sandy

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

LOCAL SERVICES

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to trailhead: Get on I-15 N from E 700 S and E 100 N/St George Blvd.  Follow I-15 N to Old Hwy 91. Take exit 22 from I-15 N.  Continue on Old Hwy 91 until destination.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Plants: Typical plant life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.
Animals: Typical animal life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.

TRAIL REPORT

This trail just connects the Red Reef East trail with the Anasazi trail.

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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