Yant Flats Trails is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Leeds, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, horses, and backpacking and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 337 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

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Yant Flats trail takes you across the southern slopes of the Pine Valley Mountains, where sandstone layers at the edge of the Colorado Plateau have been pushed up by the underlying volcanic rocks, and eroded into the familiar domes, cliffs and canyons. The layered rock gives a fabulous marbled effect with some of the most incredibly colored sandstone formations.

hiking
18 days ago

Great view at the end and interesting rock formations. A large portion of the trail is sandy, which was hard to walk through, but otherwise a pretty nice hike.

30 days ago

Exploring the rock formations at the end of the trail is incredible, truly a hidden gem of southern Utah

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

4/4/20 Hiked this trail. A few notes getting there. As you leave the hard road in LEEDs for the gravel be prepared for a 30 min drive. A few places gets a little narrow for only one car but 90% is just wide enough to pass going very slow. Watch blind spots for oncoming vehicles. You will loose service in places but seems to be fine once you reach the trail area. I saw several cars (6or7) and I drove my all wheel drive honda accord but a suv type would be good. If there had been any recent rain I would not try it with a car. The last 1/2 mile getting there does get rutted so go slow. Once there: First part of the hike through brush and trees, not a lot of shade but nothing to difficult but the last 1/3 of the trail is very sanding like you are at the beach just so you are aware, but once you break over that last hill of sand it is suddenly views and incredible flowing rock formations with great views. You can see out past Hurricane, all of Sand Hollow Lake and Zion hills in the distance. The trail is not at all marked at the point. Be sure to go a little further than just the Rock Hills The view is worth the little extra hike. A bit of travel to get there but what amazing scenery. When you walk back be sure to take time to enjoy the stunning views of the mountains in the near distance !!! Go early so you have a little time to explore out at the point. Be sure you know the weather and then the sunset times as you are out there. As you drive back be aware of the edge of the road for possible small wash out spots. Worth the trip. I will go back. I would go in the off season as peak summer the road might be just to busy to enjoy and feel safe. Saw several side-by-sides. Parking at the trail head is limited to about 12 vehicles

hiking
2 months ago

The road to get there isn't bad at all bad until the last little bit. It is rutted and more sandy but doable. The hike to the cliffs took about 1/2 an hour and was mostly flat. The cliffs have some gorgeous colors and patterns. Fun to walk around explore.

2 months ago

The drive to the trailhead isn't really all that bad. A few steep drop offs during a short segment of the drive, but the road is in good condition, so it's not something to worry about. I personally wouldn't drive a 2WD sedan because there are a few deeper grooves and potholes, but minimally so, and it's probably okay if you're cautious. Definitely do NOT attempt this in a passenger vehicle if there has been rain recently. Odds are very high that you'll get stuck, as the last couple miles of the drive are dirt/sand, and much of the road at that point is rutted. The trail itself is fairly easy. Between 30-40 minutes of walking on sand before you get to the Candy Cliffs. The trail essentially ends once you get to the cliffs. At that point, you're on your own to explore. Just be sure to note where you entered the cliffs, and you shouldn't have a problem finding your way back. Despite being a bit steep, there are plenty of locations you can use to get down to the cliffs and walk around, and it's not particularly strenuous. I strongly encourage checking out all of the nooks and crannies in and around the cliffs. So many amazing views!

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike. Drive in not so easy after a rain storm. The cliffs are beautiful and Amazing. Definitely do this hike. Easy and sandy. Great for dogs.

5 months ago

There are some Amazing petroglyph just off the trail shown. I will upload the screenshot of the location. A couple bighorn sheep and some corn dog looking designs about 9-10' up on a black, south facing wall.

hiking
6 months ago

Loved this trail. A scenic and mostly flat 1.5 miles to get to the candy cliffs. Had fun exploring around for an hour or so before heading back. We went on a Sunday and there were about 6-8 other vehicles at the trailhead, but we never felt crowded by any means. Even enjoyed the “sketchy” drive to get there. Just don’t drive too fast on the narrow drop-off areas and you’ll be good ;) beautiful views on the drive and passed multiple 4x4 trails id like to go back and explore with my Jeep another day.

hiking
7 months ago

Nondescript sandy trail for about a mile. The fun starts once you get to the “Candy Cliffs” where you can scramble around. Cool formations and great views.

hiking
8 months ago

nice quiet trail. at the age where many trails that become overpopulated and noisy this is a good out of the way hi Mountain view trail. park on the south side (left). the trailhead is personally hidden but becomes fairly obvious once you start walking. when you get to the end of the trail at the flats be sure to note where to re enter and return. if you walk the crest it can be a little confusing as we're you left the trail.

hiking
8 months ago

good

hiking
8 months ago

Really nice viewpoint. Go down there! It’s great! Better in the morning because it gets hot and there is no shade.

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

The trail itself isn't well marked especially where to start, it is across the road from the numbered sign. There isn't much shade throughout the trail. The views are beautiful once you make it out to the overlook area. The trail continues to lead to the right following the overlook where you can walk down towards the flats.

hiking
9 months ago

glad that its out of the way on a dirt road it keeps the people away and makes it even better!!

hiking
10 months ago

Flat sandy trail through the trees for the most part. No real shade and deep sand in parts, but the trail was easy to follow until the end. If you just walk straight when you get to the end of the sandy trail, you go out onto a rock finger that juts out into the canyon. However, the better views are two fingers over to the left. Work your way over there and you will find exceptional views that just go on and on. As the description says, The trail is directly opposite FR903. Easy to find.

hiking
bugs
11 months ago

Great trail with beautiful and colorful rock formations for the payoff. The bugs were a nuisance though. Best to go first thing in the morning before it gets hot.

hiking
no shade
rocky
Sat May 18 2019

This is one of my favorite hikes. It’s relatively short, secluded and non-touristy. Be ready to climb up/down some rocks, but the outcome is well worth it and was amazing.

Sun May 05 2019

12 mile gravel road to a 3.4 mile red dirt trail which empties onto multiple rolling acres of red marbled sandstone. Spectacular views of St. George, and endless photographic treasures await you! Our dog loved it as well.

hiking
Fri Apr 12 2019

Very difficult to get too annoying back roads but once you get to the trail it is very sandy walking to the top but the views are amazing and worth wild did it with a three and seven-year-old.

hiking
Fri Apr 05 2019

This is a must see!

hiking
no shade
rocky
Sat Mar 23 2019

Most excellent trail with amazing views of sandstone formations and panoramic views of canyons and the valley below.

hiking
off trail
scramble
Tue Mar 12 2019

hiking
Tue Jan 29 2019

Easy to miss the best part. Turn left from the sandy trail before you get to the solid rock area. Keep going to the rim! Amazing formations and views. The dirt road from Leeds was in great shape except for a couple of muddy areas. They were not bad and drying out. Enjoy!

Tue Jan 22 2019

From Leeds, Utah it's a thirty five minute drive to the trailhead parking. Sedans can make the drive to the trailhead, but be prepared to drive on mountainous washboard dirt roads. Bring plenty of water and snacks. Plan on having at least a liter of water per person just for the hike. You'll need sunblock, good trail shoes that can keep the sand out. There's little shade at the top, but the views and geology are spectacular. You'll want to spend some time exploring. So, be prepared. We packed a lite lunch and enjoyed it under a juniper.

hiking
Sat Jan 19 2019

Trailhead not clearly marked. Drive up was pretty. Passenger car can get to the trailhead from Silver Reef. Climbing around the rocks and exploring was fun.

backpacking
Sun Oct 28 2018

Spent two days enjoying the colorful rocks, birds, lizards, squirrels, sunsets,sunrises and a beautiful full moon. It felt like home.

Sun Oct 21 2018

Make sure you go all the way to end. I found the trail to be more on the easy side as opposed to moderate. There were people with kids and dogs hiking with no problem. Not crowded.

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