Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

rock climbing
5 days ago

Great easy climbs for beginners

23 days ago

nothing special

hiking
27 days ago

The trailhead was hard to find because a new neighborhood is being developed and we had to drive through a construction site to reach it. The hike was interesting and different. Definitely don’t regret hiking it once. One thing I didn’t like about the hike is that it didn’t lead to a final destination of a scenic area. It simply led to a dirt road.

trail running
1 month ago

Great views with a variety of terrain and elevation. Awesome trail run!

2 months ago

Fun easy trail. Beautiful green trees against the red rock. Love it!

4 months ago

Great hike to do with kids. We did the Chuckwalla connecting to Turtle Wall. The kids loved the climbing/bouldering opportunities! Very wide defined trail. Definetely will do again for the "natural playground"!

mountain biking
5 months ago

We started the trail from a pullout just off the the road (Red hills parkway). We parked in a dirt lot and started the trail. This was an easy beginner trail for my husband and I, but a challenging and fun trail for our kids (4,6,9). Our 4 year old got a bit nervous about the ups and downs and rocky terrain. Our other kids loved it! There was a fun section of Cairns along to path to stop and admire and add to. We didn’t finish the loop, but finished at Dixie rock.

hiking
5 months ago

a wonderful short and easy hike wit some cool rock formations to see.

5 months ago

Nice short hike. Took the Paradise Rim Trail that gives you a good view overlooking the area.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy trails that were fun to hike. Started with Chuckwalla TRAIL as a connector. Then hiked Halfway Wash Trail all of the way. Then connected to Paradise Rim Trail, which had great views. From there took Turtle Wall Trail back to Chuckwalla to finish up. Nothing terrifically difficult but a good hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy trails that were fun to hike. Started with Chuckwalla TRAIL as a connector. Then hiked Halfway Wash Trail all of the way. Then connected to Paradise Rim Trail, which had great views. From there took Turtle Wall Trail back to Chuckwalla to finish up. Nothing terrifically difficult but a good hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Actually we hiked up to Elephant Arch starting at the Mill Creek TH and then following Bone Wash. The trail started out a double track that goes to a Washington City well. After that it follows a sandy wash bottom. Well marked trail to an interesting Arch that really does look like an elephant. Easy hike but sandy most of the way.

hiking
6 months ago

Great view of the different geologic formations in Color Country.

hiking
6 months ago

Fun trail with the kids. Lots of adventure points - rock climbing, tree climbing, rock scrambling, stick and squash collecting. Lots of hikers and dogs on the trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty and peaceful. Great views of the surrounding areas and views of Zion National Park. Saw a few trail runners and a couple other hikers. For the most part we were the only ones on the trail.

7 months ago

great for kids

trail running
8 months ago

Appropriately named; plenty of deep, bright red sand to enjoy! I've only completed this trail from east to west; using the Grapevine Trail to connect in and then the Millcreek Trail to exit back out for a total of 6 miles.
Beautiful lookout once on top of the hill; a nice 360 view. The west end of the trail is hard to follow mostly because sand can't be hardpacked and well-worn so its easy to loose among the sagebrush. I've lost trail several times, even after knowing my way down. The key is to look for the next white trail marker sticking up and make your way to it.

An excellent place to see unique wildflowers in the spring!!

trail running
8 months ago

A secluded desert trail with stunning cliffs all around; red and white banded sandstone to the north and steep lava slopes to the west. Park at the north end of Green Springs Dr along the roadway and head north over the stepover gate. After about .5 mile after passing the Icehouse Mesa fork, take the unsigned trail that leads to the left. You'll know you're on the correct trail because it heads toward the space between a lava mesa to your right and a lava cliff to your left. After running over the saddle the terrain levels out and the cheat grass covers much of the trail; watch closely to follow its switchbacking. It finally connects back in with the Washington Hollow Trail to bring you back to your car.

go to gila rock, take the rim back. Makes it a 5 mi. loop.

hiking
10 months ago

Loved it. Just enough to be interesting but not give my grandma knees pain. Plus does it get any better than red rock for a background?

trail running
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Great trail for trail running.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Very easy trails !!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Absolutely fantastic trail, especially with young ones!

rock climbing
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

I have have done this hike my entire life, it's beautiful and nice because it's so close to town!

trail running
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

It's pretty especially in spring, it's nice because it's close to town. The trail is very small and rocky so it's a run and walk a little trail, which is okay too. I initially set out thinking it was Owens loop but ended up turning into the city creek "a little confusing". I would recommend early morning or just before dusk, not a mid day summer or even mid day spring hike unless you like the heat. Overall, it kept me on my toes with the switch backs, it would be a nice rainy trail run though.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Beautiful. Easy for my eight and four year olds to do with us.

trail running
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Decent run. Heavily used and as a result you will find trash and dog turds on the first mile. Take it up to beck hill and back via turtle hill for a nice 4 miler. Pick up your trash people.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

nice

hiking
Sunday, April 09, 2017

Mostly flat, easy trail that connects to many other trails. Easy for kids. Lots of rocks to climb on which is what they enjoy most.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Good hike with neighbors Brian and Lee

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