Red Reef East - Red Cliffs Recreation Area
Difficulty Level: Easy
Distance: 1.8 miles round-trip
Red Reef East is a main trail within the Red Cliffs Recreation Area. While roughly following Quail Creek, the trail has connections with Mano, Metate, and Tipple. Though the creek is usually dry throughout the year, the path offers a very scenic view.
ROUND TRIP LENGTH
1.8 miles round-trip
AVERAGE HIKE TIME
Red Cliffs Desert Reserve
DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE
19.9 Miles (30 minutes driving)
Vault Toilets at Trailhead
Out & Back
BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO HIKE
Spring, Fall, Winter
BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE
Morning, Afternoon, Evening
No Permit Required
$5.00 Day Use, $15.00 Camping Fee. Stop by the pay station for more information.
Interagency Annual, Access, Senior, Volunteer, and Military Passes are honored for day use fees only. All fees collected at this site are used to fund operations, improvements, and repairs at the recreation area.
WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE
No Water Sources Available, Water Available at Trailhead, Stream/River Along Trail (Purify & Filter Before Drinking)
No Camping Available on Trail, Camping Available only in Designated Camping Area
Dirt Single Track, Dirt Double Track, Sandy
Full Sun Exposure
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD
Directions to Trailhead. Take Interstate 15 north to Exit 22. At the end of the off-ramp, turn right onto Old Highway 91. Travel south 2 miles and turn right. Continue under two freeway tunnels (tunnels restrict vehicle size to less than 12 feet in height and width) and follow the paved road for 1.3 miles into the campground.
FLORA AND FAUNA
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.