Explore the most popular Views trails in Red Cliffs National Conservation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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rocky
scramble
washed out
15 hours ago

The trek from black gulch parking to yellow knolls parking was amazing! Great views, sandy trail, lots of signs. Then my dog and I crossed the street to Winchester which takes you to black gulch. I should have walked up the road to our car instead! If it was just me it still would have been hard but doable. But I would suggest not going with a dog. We have had a lot of rain this year and the trail was completely washed out. There were cairns for about a mile or so off and on then they were gone. We hiked up the wash the best we could but the boulders were huge and it was a warm day so my pup was over it. I ended up climbing up the 500 plus feet up the mountain to the top (which I don’t suggest) with my dog in my arms. I laugh about it now but it was sketchy!!! We’ve gone on a lot of hikes together and he loves climbing rocks but this was way too much. Do yourself a favor and just hike from one parking lot to the other. Skip the gulch unless you are prepared for huge boulders and LOTS of climbing, scrambling and getting lost!

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rocky
2 days ago

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11 days ago

Fun hike with my 4yr old daughter!

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11 days ago

Hiked it with my 4yr old daughter until we found “Turtle Rock” pretty easy trail with some pretty scenery!

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muddy
11 days ago

I enjoyed this trail, took it up and connected to the scout cave trail. Really cool views for being a trail so close to town.

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21 days ago

Such a beautiful day and a perfect hike! The trail was well marked on Bone Wash and then up to Elephant Arch. I made the mistake of continuing on Bone wash and had to retrace my steps a little. The arch was easy to spot from about 200 feet. I suggest climbing up behind the elephant for the best pictures. Fun hike!

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off trail
24 days ago

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1 month ago

Awesome trail with great reviews. I imagine sand would be deep in Summer. Overall great family hike!

Easy trail as part of the paradise rim loop. Good senic views.

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1 month ago

Great trail with beautiful views, connecting to other trails in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.

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muddy
no shade
1 month ago

Fun hike with some great views.

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1 month ago

Take snacks for younger hikers and lots of water.

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1 month ago

Great hike in the city St. George. Trail head is just a few blocks from downtown. Amazing views of the city and surrounding area. Can be completed in a couple hours, not too strenuous.

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1 month ago

Only saw 2 other hikers on this easy 4 mile hike in January, with beautiful 60 degree weather! Pros: fun combination of rock and gravel and dirt path, excellent views, option to climb the big rocks overlooking St George. Cons: east end of trail is scattered with broken glass, tiny pieces, and although you mostly don’t see the traffic on Red Hills Parkway you can hear it the whole way. Sure beats neighborhood walking though!

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muddy
no shade
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Well marked trail. Beautiful hike through Bone Wash to get there.. Thank you Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.

1/12/2019 Did the elephant arch hike this morning and then to the end of the Bone Wash. We hiked two and a half hours on both trails. Easy fun hike and. the weather was perfect for a little over five miles. We like doing it a few times between January and April.

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1 month ago

The directions to the Trail head need to be updated. Once you hit the fire station continue on to the second street on your left which is Main Street. Turn left on to Main and into the Brio home development. Main Street turns into a dirt road. Continue on the dirt road to the trail head.

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1 month ago

Of the trails in the St George city limits, this has become my favorite family friendly trail. From start to finish it has either stunning views from the tops of tall red cliffs or interesting rock formations along the trail. It took us less than 2 hours and we were taking our time. The only downside is that there are a few parts that aren’t marked to well so make sure you pay attention to where you are going.

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1 month ago

Very nice trail. Basically a service road until you get to the Wilderness section which was over 2 miles down. We did not see signs for Elephant Arch, but if you follow the Mill Creek signs, it will lead you to Elephant Rock. From Trail head where we parked it was about 6 mile round trip outing.

Very close to town and convenient. the flat trails are great for a simple walk, or even www.easy bike ride. The Eastern part of the trail is wide open with a few small dips. The Western part of the trail has several opportunities to climb on rocks and go bouldering. This trail should be classified as Easy.

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2 months ago

IMPORTANT: tracks at bottom of first hill, raised tracks in first picture are not on the trail

Went with a couple of friends we all brought our dogs. It went great was easy and fun

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2 months ago

Such a mellow hike through a lot of pretty canyons and dry river beds. The beginning wasn’t quite as scenic, but after about the first mile, it gets much more enjoyable. About 4 miles round trip - great family hike.

2 months ago

Really neat. Easy hike. Beautiful views. Ancient History. According to the evidence, the Ancient Natives were riding dinosaurs. Check it out!

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2 months ago

My friend and I hit this trail yesterday. We walked 2.5 miles out all the way to the grapevine trail and then headed back not seeing anything. The tracks are right at the beginning, at the bottom of the first hill not far from the trailhead. We completely missed them going in. We laughed so hard. Despite the little sign talking about the tracks, we didn’t realize that was where they were located. Lots of sand covered the tracks. In fact the track in the first picture (the raised one with the interesting patterns in the rock) was completely covered. We had a blast either way. The entire trail is beautiful. Also the dirt road from the neighborhood to the trailhead was easy to drive in my 2WD truck.

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