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

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So pretty! Shows how beautiful St George is.

hiking
7 days ago

excellent desert scenery, very accessible.

Beautiful

mountain biking
12 days ago

It’s nice hike.. I was thinking of riding my
Mountain bike there but couldn’t find a way to get there with my mountain bike. The chuckwalla trail doesn’t allow mountain bikes and I think halfway wash as well.. so idk

Great hike. Not difficult. Good for all ages.
We’ve done this trail 3 times now.

off road driving
23 days ago

I made this trip in my stock RAM 1500. I am not an avid/experienced off-roader, but this was definitely enjoyable.
Start early, it takes a long time to get out and back, but the view is worth it. Any SUV or truck shoudl be able to handle the terrain. Most other cars would be able to make it up to a parking spot that's about 2.3 miles from the rim. You could hike the last portion but it gets HOT in the summer months.
The most important detail to consider about your car is the ground clearance. You must have at least 11 1/2 inches, 13 inches and up will be better. My truck has a step-bar that's at 11 1/2 and I scraped the ground once (no damage, no problem).
It's remote, bring enough water to hold you over for 24 hours and bring some food. I would highly recommend bringing a full-size spare tire, some basic tools, and maybe a shovel just in case yo get stuck (can't see how). I brought a "2 in. x 12 in. x 8 ft. Premium #2 and Better Douglas Fir Lumber" (cut in two pieces) which came in very handy when I had to slide under the truck to change the tire.
I found the stretch from St. George more scenic and entertaining, the other stretch from/to the 389 can be done by any passenger car and is pretty simple, sometimes boring dirt road.
If you are looking for a scenic drive with great views at the end and without any extreme off-road adventure - this is it!

Fun trails, great views of St. George. Cool slot canyons to explore.

rock climbing
29 days ago

Great easy climbs for beginners

hiking
1 month ago

Family friendly walk. Went early in the morning as temps. were to reach 102 this afternoon. Very peaceful walk. Saw the arch and the "turtle" rock formation. Nice views from the top. We started on the Chuckwalla Trail, continued on to the Turtle Wall Trail, and returned via the Paradise Rim Trail.

1 month ago

nothing special

trail running
2 months ago

Great views with a variety of terrain and elevation. Awesome trail run!

walking
2 months ago

Great mini Hike! Lots of pretty vegetation and scenery to see.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a fun, fairly easy trail for our whole group, and the vista views at the top of the loop were great!

2 months ago

Fun easy trail. Beautiful green trees against the red rock. Love it!

hiking
2 months ago

Great Views,Friendly Hikers,Good Cardio

Love this little hike

A little hard to find, but very easy and a cool piece of history.

rock climbing
4 months ago

The Green Valley Gap was a great place to rock climb. There were multiple spots to climb. You can either hike in from the bottom of the gap, or drive right up and over the top of the climb you would like to top rope and repelle down.
https://www.mountainproject.com/area/105787606/green-valley-gap

4 months ago

Great hike to do with kids. We did the Chuckwalla connecting to Turtle Wall. The kids loved the climbing/bouldering opportunities! Very wide defined trail. Definetely will do again for the "natural playground"!

Great trail for kids. Bits of sparkling gypsum are fun to point out, plus lots of cryptobiotic soil (thinking this is why the trail is called "Biotic"). Views were better before the massive powerlines came in, but still some nice vistas, and very well marked.

off road driving
5 months ago

If I could describe this trip in one word it is remote. 3/4 of the drive you could not see an sign of civilization. The views are incredible. The terrain changes so many times through the drive, you really get to see everything this area has to offer. We started on the 109 from Fredonia. Once you are on the dirt road, it starts out very groomed and wide. This continues for the first hour of driving. The gets a bit rocky as you get closer to the overlook. Some sections have some decent wash boards that will shake down your vehicle for any loose bolts. Once you've reached the ranger station. You're just under 6 miles from the overlook. This section is rough and slow. 2 Miles from the overlook there is a place to park for those without high clearance vehicles and 4WD. The last 2 miles are a crawl. I never had to engage 4WD, but it might be necessary for some. Once you've parked you have some of the most incredible views you may ever see. It is also silent, we could not hear anything. No airplanes, traffic, even people. It is truly a remote location. There are a few picnic tables and a restroom. The drive out required 4WD just to help get up some of the rocks. We were driving a 2017 Toyota 4Runner with larger tires and a small lift. It would be a challenge for anything that is not a pick-up truck or SUV. If you choose your line right I doubt you'd really need 4WD, but being this remote it's probably best if you have it. For the drive out we took the 5, which its a left turn after cattle guard just after the ranger station. This route takes you through Mount Trumbull and all the way into St. George, UT. The sun was setting and it was getting dark. Our 4Runner has a 40" light bar that made the night drive a lot easier, it would have been a little bit harder without any auxiliary lights. This route starts out as a very well groomed road. Wide enough for two cars. We drove through some snow patches along the way. We were only able to drive this route during the winter due to the lack of precipitation in the area this winter. One big storm and this road would be a challenge and there are signs that warn of this road being impassable during winter. The road gets a bit narrow when you begin to decent out of the mountain. Once you're out of the mountains, it's smooth sailing along a wide dirt road for the last leg. This was an incredible trip, so much to see. I recommend an early start so you can take advantage of as much daylight as possible. It's a little over 150 miles in the dirt, so keep an eye on your fuel. The rangers are very friendly and truly have a passion for the area. They do an outstanding job at maintaining this spot for all to enjoy. This was my first trip to the Grand Canyon, and wont be my last. I am really glad I made the journey.

hiking
5 months ago

This was a pretty leisurely hike. There was a lot of people and almost every group had a dog. You start on the chuckwalla trail and then you make it out to turtle wall. There is an arch and a rock formation that looks like a turtle!

mountain biking
6 months ago

We started the trail from a pullout just off the the road (Red hills parkway). We parked in a dirt lot and started the trail. This was an easy beginner trail for my husband and I, but a challenging and fun trail for our kids (4,6,9). Our 4 year old got a bit nervous about the ups and downs and rocky terrain. Our other kids loved it! There was a fun section of Cairns along to path to stop and admire and add to. We didn’t finish the loop, but finished at Dixie rock.

Loved the terrain!! Went in January but I imagine it would get pretty busy in high season.

hiking
6 months ago

a wonderful short and easy hike wit some cool rock formations to see.

We made mistake on the trail & felt that we ventured in moderate section a bit. It was hard going up & down all together about 5 miles & 400 feet elevation change. My body felt powerful with all oxygen

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Nice short hike. Took the Paradise Rim Trail that gives you a good view overlooking the area.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy trails that were fun to hike. Started with Chuckwalla TRAIL as a connector. Then hiked Halfway Wash Trail all of the way. Then connected to Paradise Rim Trail, which had great views. From there took Turtle Wall Trail back to Chuckwalla to finish up. Nothing terrifically difficult but a good hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy trails that were fun to hike. Started with Chuckwalla TRAIL as a connector. Then hiked Halfway Wash Trail all of the way. Then connected to Paradise Rim Trail, which had great views. From there took Turtle Wall Trail back to Chuckwalla to finish up. Nothing terrifically difficult but a good hike.

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