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Spanish Wash - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Spanish Wash - Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 1.1 miles round trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Spanish Wash is a connecting trail.  I am surprised it is trail because it’s mainly a sandy path that leads from Prospector trail to Cottonwood Hills/Coachwhip.  There are signs that point where to go which makes it easy to follow but overall it can be difficult due to the sandy terrain.  The scenery is very pretty at sunset.  After following the sandy wash, the trial climbs over a dirt hill but then connects again with the wash.  Here are many unique rock formations which provides a great view of the surrounding area.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

1.1 miles round trip

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.172325, -113.448220

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

22 miles (23 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

Fall

BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE

Morning, 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 Double Track, Sandy

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

LOCAL SERVICES

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to Trailhead: Get on I-15 N and drive until exit 16 toward Hurricane. After 3 miles, turn left and take Take 6300 W/Old Hwy 91 to N 5500 W at the first light. From here, the trailhead can be accessed behind a warehouse. There is a sign indicating the entrance. Parking is found on the other side of the highway.

These directions lead to the Cottonwood Trailhead.  From here Spanish Wash can be accessed off of Prospector trail or Cottonwood Hills.

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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