Rim Runner - Santa Clara River Reserve
Difficulty Level: Easy
Distance: 0.8 miles round trip
Rim Runner is the last scenic route of the Rim Rock loop. At the southern rim of the trail, there is an incredible view. This is the most popular moment along the Rim Rock loop. From here there is a 360 view of the Santa Clara, Green Valley, and Snow Canyon area. Bikers are often found along the trail and hikers are encourage to be ready to share the path.
Overall, Rim Runner is the scenic side leg along the Rim Runner trail. The 0.8 mile path is clear and east to follow.
ROUND TRIP LENGTH
0.8 miles round trip
AVERAGE HIKE TIME
BLM, Santa Clara River Reserve
DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE
7.5 miles (20 mins driving)
No Restroom Available
Out & Back
BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO HIKE
Great Year Round
BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE
No Permit Required
WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE
No Water Sources Available
No Camping Available on Trail
Dirt Single Track, Rocky
Full Sun Exposure
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD
Cove Wash Trailhead – From I-15 Exit 6 turn north on Bluff Street. Turn left on Sunset Blvd. Continue on Sunset Blvd as it turns into Santa Clara Drive. Turn left on Gates Lane (just before reaching the Jacob Hamblin Home on the right). Cross the river and at 0.4 miles turn left (leaving the pavement). Note that the road from this point is steep and rocky, and can be eroded. At 0.7 miles turn right (at sign for Reserve). At 0.7 miles turn right (at sign for Reserve). Pass the water tank, and at 1.3 miles turn right (at sign for reserve). Follow the road around to the left and park in the trailhead at 1.5 miles.
Rim Runner is accessed off of Rim Rock after about 3 miles in.
The link will only direct to Clary Hills Dr. From there, enter dirt road and follow directions about until Cove Wash Trailhead. The dirt road is rocky and may not be suitable for all vehicles. From Cove Wash Trailhead, descend past Cove Wash East trail. Begin following signs for Rim Rock until trailhead junction for Rim Runner.
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.
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