Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area Trail is a 0.9 mile out and back trail located near Littlefield, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.9 miles
144 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



Directions from St George, Utah: The Recreation Area is located off of Interstate 15 about 20 miles southwest of St. GeorgeUtah and about 20 miles northeast of Mesquite, Nevada. Take the Cedar Pockets exit,located halfway through the Virgin River Gorge.

1 month ago

Note: the map shown here in alltrails is right off the highway, and not accessible. It's not actually the same trail that everyone else here is talking about in these reviews. The actual trail is inside the picnic recreation area. That's also why my and other recordings are in a different location from the alltrails suggestion.

If you are driving on i-15 in either direction through Arizona, you will pass by the Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area. This trail is found in this canyon. As it is on BLM land, a $2 day use fee, paid in cash is required at the pay station in cash placed in an envelope. America the Beautiful pass allows you to come in without paying. There are flush toilets in this rest and picnic area where people also boondock. Camping is $6 a night. The trailhead as per my recording is found at parking spot 92 (as shown in the photos). There are other ways down, but take note that there is a fence surrounding the area, so there are only a few entry points along the fence. On the date of this review we did not see any animals as it was the middle of the day, but the last time we went we saw quite a few rabbits (that was in November and closer to sunset). We did not go in the river, but we saw many who were in the river. As the river bottom is sandy, some parts seem to sink down. I enjoy this trail for looking at the color change in the surrounding mountains and cliffs.


Monday, May 30, 2016

this place is great for a picnic, walking your dog, kids playing in the water,cost $2 to park for the day or $5 dollars to camp thier but is alot of fun and the water isn't to deap.

scenic driving
Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Stopped a few times for a picnic. Nice scenic place to take a rest from the drive

2 months ago