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Suicidal Tendencies - Santa Clara River Reserve

Suicidal Tendencies - Santa Clara River Reserve

Difficulty Level: Strenuous

Distance: 5.5 miles round trip (Overall about 10 miles from Cove Wash Trailhead)

TRAIL SUMMARY

Suicidal Tendencies is an intense hike with rewarding views.  The trail is named by bikers mainly because of sharp switchbacks along the rim as it drops and ascends up the mesa.  At the peak of the hike, Snow Canyon, Santa Clara/Ivins, and out to Gunlock can be seen.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Strenuous

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

5.5 miles round trip (Overall about 10 miles from Cove Wash Trailhead)

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.121770, -113.698257

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

BLM, Santa Clara River Reserve

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

7.5 miles (20 mins driving)

RESTROOM FACILITIES

No Restroom Available

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

No

BIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

EQUESTRIAN ALLOWED

No

HIKE TYPE

Out & Back

BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO HIKE

Great Year Round

BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE

Morning

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, Slick Rock, Rocky

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

LOCAL SERVICES

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Cove Wash Trailhead – From I-15 Exit 6 turn north on Bluff Street. Turn left on Sunset Blvd. Continue on Sunset Blvd as it turns into Santa Clara Drive. Turn left on Gates Lane (just before reaching the Jacob Hamblin Home on the right). Cross the river and at 0.4 miles turn left (leaving the pavement). Note that the road from this point is steep and rocky, and can be eroded. At 0.7 miles turn right (at sign for Reserve). At 0.7 miles turn right (at sign for Reserve). Pass the water tank, and at 1.3 miles turn right (at sign for reserve). Follow the road around to the left and park in the trailhead at 1.5 miles.

Suicidal Tendencies is accessed off of Sidewinder after Precipice.  Once parked, hikers must walk Precipice and Sidewinder for about 4.5 miles before reaching sign signaling the beginning of Suicidal Tendencies.

The link will only direct to Clary Hills Dr.  From there, enter dirt road and follow directions about until Cove Wash Trailhead.  The dirt road is rocky and may not be suitable for all vehicles.

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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