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Upper Graveyard - Santa Clara River Reserve

Upper Graveyard - Santa Clara River Reserve

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 1 mile round trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Upper Graveyard is a popular trail within the Santa Clara and Ivins area.  The path is easy to follow and leads to other trails that connect to the Anasazi Tempi’po’op trail junction.  At this point, trails like Anasazi Tempi’po’op, Een’oog, Lower Graveyard, and Cholla can all be accessed. Because the trail is short and easy to follow, it is a great place to walk a dog and enjoy the area.  The trail is named for the large wash visible from the northeastern edge of the trail.  Fishhook trail also connects to Upper Graveyard

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

1 mile round trip

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.137269, -113.670153

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

BLM, Santa Clara River Reserve

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

8 miles (18 minutes 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

Great Year Round

BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE

Any Time

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

Directions to Trailhead. From St George, head north on Bluff Street for 2.1 miles and turn left onto Sunset Blvd. Continue 4.5 miles through Santa Clara, and as you head up the hill toward Ivins, take the first left. This road will quickly turn to dirt and should lead you down, across a wash and to a large parking area for the trail head. Graveyard Wash trailhead is on the right with space to park.  It is a few hundred feet before the Tukupetsi trailhead.  There is a sign indicating area.

Upper Graveyard begins right from the gate after parking.

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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