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SILVER REEF TRAIL – Red Cliffs Recreation Area

SILVER REEF TRAIL – Red Cliffs Recreation Area

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 0.3 miles round-trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

The Silver Reef Trail is a fun, short trail that weaves right through the Red Cliffs Recreation Area camp ground up to a lookout point. This is a fun trail for families of all ages. Not only is the beauty of the surrounding area a huge payoff, there are also dinosaur tracks along the way that are exciting for every explorer! There are two areas with dinosaur tracks and you have to look closely or you’ll walk right over the ones on the way to the look out point! Whether you stay in the campground and go for a walk, or make a special trip, this trail does not disappoint!

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

0.3 miles

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

30-45 mins

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

BLM, Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

16 Miles (25 minutes driving)

RESTROOM FACILITIES

Vault Toilets at Trailhead

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

GROUP LIMIT

No Limit

PERMIT INFORMATION

No Permit Required

COST

$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

Water Available at Trailhead

CAMP SITES

No Camping Available on Trail, Camping Available only in Designated Camping Area

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Dirt Single Track

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

WHAT'S NEARBY

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

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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