Red Mountain Trail
Difficulty Level: Strenuous
Distance: 8.8 miles from trailhead to Ivins. Round Trip length is approx 16 miles if you don’t drop down to the base of Red Mountain.
The Red Mountain Trail holds some of the most incredible views of any hike in Southern Utah. The trail passes along the Snow Canyon Overlook, which is a site to behold, and carries along through wilderness area that few have seen. This trail can be done on foot, or horseback. The trail cuts through all different types of vegetation and scenery. It can be done as a long day hike, or as a backpacking trip. Be aware of the weather before you go. Although there are small trees along the way, the trail is primarily fully exposed, so prepare accordingly. Be safe and have fun out there!
ROUND TRIP LENGTH
8.8 miles from trailhead to Ivins. Round Trip length is approx 16 miles if you don’t drop down to the base of Red Mountain.
AVERAGE HIKE TIME
Trailhead: 37.279038, -113.654370
BLM, Red Cliffs Desert Reserve
DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE
Vault Toilets at Trailhead
Shuttle, Overnight Backpack
BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO HIKE
Spring, Fall, Winter
BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE
Morning, Afternoon, Evening
No Permit Required
WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE
No Water Sources Available
Dispersed Camping Available
Dirt Single Track, Slick Rock, Sandy, Rocky
Full Sun Exposure
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DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD
Directions to Trailhead. From I-15 Exit 6 take Bluff Street north (State Route18). Travel 3.7 miles to Snow Canyon Parkway and continue straight through the intersection. Continue north for another 11.4 miles. Turn left onto a gravel access road leading directly into the trailhead (the turnoff from SR 18 is marked with a large highway sign).
FLORA AND FAUNA
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
HikeStGeorge is a project that began as a seedling for Tim LeBaron in the early part of 2008, but really didn’t begin to blossom until the latter part of 2011. The original idea behind the site was to bring to light all of the harder to find, or “less known” hidden gems of the area. It was more of a pet project than anything. As excitement about the site began to spread, there was more of a push to develop information about all hikes in the Southern Utah Region.
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