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SANDSTONE QUARRY HISTORIC TRAIL

SANDSTONE QUARRY HISTORIC TRAIL

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: .6 miles round-trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

The Sandstone Quarry Trail is a fun, short, family friendly trail that passes along next to the Red Hill Golf Coarse in downtown St George. This trail is suitable for small children (with help in a couple of places), and leads to a cool little historic site where a monument has been erected by the Sons of the Utah Pioneers. The Sandstone Quarry was where they quarried rock for many of the historic buildings in town, including the St George LDS Temple and Tabernacle, the Historic Courthouse (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), the Washington Cotton Mill and many other buildings and homes. This hike provides beautiful desert views along side luscious golf course greenery.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

.6 miles

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

30-45 mins

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, St George City

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

In down town St George

RESTROOM FACILITIES

No Restroom Available

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

Yes, on 6 ft leash

BIKERS ALLOWED

No

EQUESTRIAN ALLOWED

No

HIKE TYPE

Out & Back

BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO HIKE

Spring, Fall, Winter

BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE

Morning, Afternoon, 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 Single Track, Rocky

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

WHAT'S NEARBY

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to Trailhead. From Exit 6 (Bluff Street Exit) in St George, head north on Bluff Street for 2.6 miles and turn right on 700 North.  Take an immediate left on 700 West.  Cross over Diagonal Street and continue to the end of the road.  You will see the fence for Red Hills Golf Course.  Park on the street and be respectful of local residents.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Plants: Typical plant life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.
Animals: Typical animal life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.

TRAIL REPORT

Information Coming

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tim LeBaron

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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