Virgin River Confluence to Sandstone Mountain Loop Trail

HARD 2 reviews

Virgin River Confluence to Sandstone Mountain Loop Trail is a 10.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near La Verkin, Utah that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
10.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1876 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

walking

river

views

wild flowers

bridge out

scramble

no shade

Excellent views and a decent challenge. Sandstone mountain is not a technical climb but it does pose a challenge to footing and some climbing is involved. It is easier to climb the south face than from the north. Much of the footing is sand to sandy and finding a ford for the creeks can be a challenge (although there are stone bridges for both if you look in the right spot).

hiking
1 month ago

The Virgin River Trail was beautiful. You can also bike or ride your horse on that trail. Pink walled canyons, black cliffs with cactus growing out of them, the sound of the river were all really nice. Wide road style trail. Crossing the river and creek to link up with the other trail is unclear and hard. Prepare to bushwhack and get full of goatheads. Not quite sure how it was done the first time because the trail shows a lot of doubling back where the initial poster was obviously looking for a way across. I didn’t continue on because I ran out of time. Be aware that the river crossing involves some trial and error and ideally a hiking stick.

hiking
2 months ago

Enjoyable cross-country hike with several climbs.