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Middleton Powerline - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Middleton Powerline - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Distance: 7.1 miles round trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Located behind the industrial zone, Middleton Powerline trail is a simple trail great for walking a dog. The trail immediately descends and runs for about 3.6 miles until connecting with Mill Creek trail.  It is almost a straight shot as it follows a power line, hence the name.  There are a few hills but the path is very easy to follow.  Connections with Cottontail, Ice House, and Mustang Pass can be accessed throughout the path.  Ultimately, Middleton Powerline is a simple trail.  It is a bit sandy but there is a good view of the mountains of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve throughout the hike.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Moderate

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

7.1 miles round trip

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.150851, -113.567199

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

4.8 miles (11 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

Great Year Round

BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE

Morning, Evening

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 Double Track, Sandy

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

LOCAL SERVICES

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to Trailhead:  Head North on S 1000 E.  Turn right onto E Red Hills Pkwy and follow road to turn left onto Cottonwood Springs Rd.  Continue straight as road becomes Old Dump Rd.  Trailhead will be on the right after about 2 miles.  There is a water structure that kind of blocks the trailhead but the trail can be accessed right off Old Dump 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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