SILVER REEF TRAIL – Red Cliffs Recreation Area
Difficulty Level: Easy
Distance: 0.3 miles
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!
ROUND TRIP LENGTH
AVERAGE HIKE TIME
BLM, Red Cliffs Desert Reserve
DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE
16 Miles (25 minutes driving)
Vault Toilets at Trailhead
Yes, on 6 ft leash
Out & Back
BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO HIKE
Spring, Fall, Winter
BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE
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
Water Available at Trailhead
No Camping Available on Trail, Camping Available only in Designated Camping Area
Dirt Single Track
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
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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