Anasazi Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ivins, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.
Walk this trail! First of all, if you're a runner, this is a good trail for you -- hard packed surface, slow incline.
The trail itself doesn't have much to look at as you're hiking, but the view at the top is worth it! Slight incline, lots of switchbacks, and at the top you'll stumble onto more petroglyphs than I've ever seen in one place! And the more you look, the more you will see!
The trail will continue further, and the view is great. You'll even see where someone got creative and turned a large boulder into a dinosaur head. It will definitely bring a smile to your face.
Be wise -- pack plenty of water as there is no shade!
While the trail itself isn't superb, the Anasazi homestead and dozens of petroglyphs make this an outstanding hike. The views of the Santa Clara river are also quite nice.
Fairly easy hike up the hill to some of the best Petroglyphs this area has to offer! Be sure to follow the trail that leads down into the big rocks as well, that's where you will find some of the bigger petroglyphs!
great trail to exercise, I walk it 3-5 times a week. I mainly just walk from Ivins trail head to the petroglyphs about 1.5 miles one way. you can see lizards, jack rabbits, cotton tail, quail, humming birds and beware of rattle snakes. they sometimes in the drainage pipes. do to rain trail is not to friendly for strollers. enjoy!
The petroglyphs were amazing! We hiked with a guide that was a retired archaeologist which allowed us to appreciate the experience much more. From a hiking perspective, it was an easy walk.