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Mill Creek - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Mill Creek - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Distance: 5.3 miles round trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Mill Creek is a center trail that dives into the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.  From path, trails like Mustang Pass, Middleton Powerline, and Elephant Arch can all be accessed.  The path is easy to follow as it is mainly a dirt/sand service road.  Signs and markers throughout the trail can be seen.  Towards the end of the service road, the path splits to the left.  From here, it can get a little confusing.  A marker does indicate the direction but the trail is easily lost.  Be sure to respect the area as wildlife such as desert tortoises are often encountered along Mill Creek.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Moderate

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

5.3 miles round trip

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.161691, -113.512902

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

6.5 miles (16 mins 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

Spring, Fall, Winter

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. From St George, head north on I-15 for about 9 miles and take exit 10 to Washington. Turn left onto Green Springs Drive and take an immediate right onto Buena Vista Blvd. Follow Buena Vista for about 1 mile and turn left onto the dirt road immediately after the fire station. Follow this dirt road for about 1.2 miles and it will meet up with another dirt road that is heading north-south. Turn left onto this dirt road and follow it for about 0.6 miles and your will come to the gate and trailhead.

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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