Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area Trail

EASY 9 reviews

Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Littlefield, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 91 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips




As of 5/19/19, the Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area campgrounds will be closed until August 2019. Check for updates here: 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.

3 months ago

Currently closed. Unsure for how long though. Signs right at the highway exit. River looks beautiful from above though!

5 months ago

Not much of a trail, but fun place to access the Virgin River and play around in the water and on the Sandy Beach area. Great place for kids and dogs.

washed out
5 months ago

It was a beautiful hike, but the recent snow is melting and made the trail only about a quarter mile passable before the river had washed the trail out. I’d recommend kayaking.

6 months ago

Ok trail. Easy and short.

11 months ago

Gorgeous view of the river. Couldn’t cross the river due to flooding from a recent storm so if you’re planning on completing this trail, bring boots.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Nice trail by the river but can get easily washed out. Might be possible to cross with good boots.

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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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