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Cottonwood Canyon – Southern Section

February 27, 2012 by Don Axford

The Cottonwood Trail from the Cottonwood Trailhead to Heath Wash travels through spectacular red cliffs formations with many side canyons for endless exploring enjoyment. The Canyon is wide with high hills on both sides.

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Hurricane Canal

February 26, 2012 by Don Axford

The construction of the Hurricane Canal is one of Utah’s proudest stories of pioneer determination. This canal, built completely by hand, opened the Hurricane Bench to farming and the establishment of the town of Hurricane. In 1893 two local men … Read the rest

Red Reef Trail

February 26, 2012 by Don Axford

There are several sections of the Red Reef Trail: the one described below which follows a drainage from the northern Red Reef wilderness area down to the Cottonwood Canyon at the Harrisburg Flat; the popular Quail Creek drainage that flows … Read the rest

Quail Creek Reservoir – East Overlook

February 19, 2012 by Don Axford

This trail gives an excellent vantage point looking over the Quail Creek Reservoir and 360 degree panoramic views of the surrounding areas. To the East is Sandstone Mountain, the Sky Mountain Golf Course, the majestic Cliffs of Zion National Park, … Read the rest

Harrisburg Arch in Red Cliffs Reserve

February 16, 2012 by Don Axford

The large arch in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve opposite Harrisburg in Hurricane, Utah, is quite spectacular when viewed up close. It can be accessed by travelling cross country from the Prospector Trail. This is a fairly easy trail.

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