Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Dammeron Valley with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Lucky it rained and packed the sand a bit, as much of it is deep sand making it tough on the incline. Nice views though.

1 month ago

While long it was flat and on gravel mostly, it was easy. But that scenery, tho- wow! Totally worth it even in the heat of the day.

on Hidden Pinyon

3 months ago

Best hike with kids in Snow Canyon to date. Fun little side caves, slot-canyon-feel at parts, sand, lava rock, good views. Even sign posts marking vegetation. Would recommend to anyone.

road biking
4 months ago

I rode my bike on this trail. Depending on the direction you go, it is easier or harder. If you start at the Johnson Canyon trailhead parking area and go north up to the Upper Galoot parking lot through the park, you gain 463 feet according to alltrails. Going back on this same trail, there is only a 49 feet elevation gain. (Time, S to N was 45 min, and N to S only 15 min.) I have both of these as separate recordings in my account here on alltrails. I also rode through the park on the road, which was almost the same challenge up and back, but both with strikingly different views. There is just so much to explore in this park!

I would say if you want to ride bikes on this trail as a family or with people (like me) who may be trying to get back in shape, start at Upper Galoot and go down to Johnson Canyon Trailhead. In case not everyone can go back due to the elevation gain or being tired or too hot (not a lot of shade on the trail, and don't forget water and sunscreen), maybe the strongest biker can bike back (a bit harder to go back in this direction) and shuttle everyone back.

5 months ago

Really fun, scenic hike, easy to get to from the road and well marked. Great scenery for such a short trail. Add a quick side shoot onto Red Sands to the lookout for the best views.

6 months ago

Amazing view and rocks

The views could not be better. The first mile and a half is forgettable but after that was enjoyable, fun, and soul inspiring. First part is mostly rock and dirt, then dirt and sand, then slip rock, and then mostly sand to the overview of Ivins and the lower Snow Canyon. If you plan on doing an out and back be in good shape or make sure you have plenty of time, probably both! In my case, I planned on it but ran out of time and would have been dragging by the time I got back.

8 months ago

Just awesome! Snow canyon state park is just stunning. I could spend weeks out here. Tons of endless great pics and hiking.

Hiked from Yellow Knolls parking and looped back on Black Glutch which is a boulder choked wash. Very difficult even going down the wash. Sturdy boots and trekking poles strongly advised.

10 months ago

Great trail. Lots of rocks and sand. Great views and very little traffic

mountain biking
10 months ago

This was our second time returning to the trail. We like this simple wide trail for mountain biking with our little boys (4,6,& 8). It’s a small incline trail which makes for a fun return. Most beautiful surroundings!

We hiked the Yellow Knolls/Black Gulch loop. The brochure from Red Cliff Desert Reserve says Black Gulch is a "rugged route in rocky wash bottom" It was all that and more. The wash is full of rocks and boulders and you are walking on, up, over and around rocks and boulders. There are several dry waterfalls and we had to backtrack often and look for the best way down. No equipment was needed but we did do a little jumping. A nice surprise was the water sculpted rocks in the narrow section of the canyon. Lots of potholes but only one had water in it and we skirted around it. This trail was hard for us, we took a beating, it took us 2.5 hours to do this 1.7 mile stretch. We did see rabbits and deer on this hike. Our ages are late 60s so you younger folks will probably not have the problems that we did. The rest of the hike on Yellow Knolls trail was much easier and had nice rock formations.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Great hike/ walk for all ages.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Take plenty of water. Plan on a 5.5 hour hike. I would rank moderate to hard. Great hike for cardio and fitness!

Friday, February 10, 2017

This is a nice, easy hike with an amazing view from the top of Snow Canyon. Very enjoyable.

on Red Mountain Trail

Friday, January 06, 2017

The hike in to Snow Canyon is easy to moderate - a lot of natural rock stairs at parts. Worth the hike to get such great views of Snow Canyon, though. And good views of the Pine Valley mountains on the way back to the trailhead.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

fantastic outlook of snow valley buy trail not clearly marked all the way.

Sunday, October 30, 2016


trail running
Friday, October 21, 2016

Sandy and rocky, very challenging to run, ok for walking though.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Beautiful view at the top!

Friday, April 01, 2016

Great view of the entire Snow Canyon park and no park fees to enter.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

GORGEOUS view. Definitely worth the hike.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Easy and gratifying trail to get to. Its no more than a couple miles before the views get insane as you can see from everyones photos. Go about a mile or so past the overlook it gets better and opens up. Yucca plants burn like CRAZY! It's good fun. Best sunrises on partly cloudy days, scatters the rays and all. Going up the red mountain face is steep in Ivins, but if you plan on coming back is worth it to overcome your fear of heights. Otherwise you can just use the road access off UT 18.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

This was my mine and my wife's first backpacking trip. We started the hike around 6pm and hiked around 2 miles to the snow canyon overlook and stayed the night. It was a very windy and cold night but the next morning was beautiful. We hiked about another 5 miles to the pools and then hiked back to the trail head. All and all it was a great hike with beautiful views.

trail running
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The marker on the map is off. This trail/road is in the bottom of Snow Canyon State Park. Very easy gravel trail for hiking, biking or running. Trailhead parking is just north of the Snow Canyon sand dunes.

1 day ago

mountain biking
26 days ago

1 month ago

on Whiptail Trail

road biking
1 month ago

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