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Sand Hill - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Sand Hill - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Distance: 3.5 miles round-trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

This trail is accurately named.  The whole hike is very sandy as it climbs up a large hill.  Sand Hill runs from Elephant Arch (Bone Wash) to Grapevine.  The overall hike is about 3.5 miles round trip but is moderate to strenuous mainly because hiking up a sandy hill can be challenging.  It is recommended to do the hike in the evening when it is a bit cooler outside.  This time also provides an incredible view of the Red Cliffs and even has a glimpse at Zion National Park.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Moderate

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

3.5 miles round-trip

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.167779, -113.510740

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

BLM, 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

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

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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