Bell Canyon is a beautiful smallish slot canyon. It first cuts through the San Rafael Swell and then eventually joins with the Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon. There is an interesting variety of forms some of which can be viewed … Read the rest
The Spring Creek and Canyon Narrows travels into the center of a vast wilderness area adjacent to and north of Zion National Park.
Spring Creek runs up a wide valley for 1.4 miles to the canyon section. There it enters … Read the rest
Wild Horse Canyon is an interesting canyon. It first cuts through the reef, then traverses about a mile between sections of the reef. There is a grand variety of forms from rocky narrows to broad flat sections. In no place … Read the rest
There are two areas down the Babylon Road in Hurricane where there are a number of dinosaur tracks that are quite accessible.
The first area is near the Historic Babylon Trail parking area. These tracks are in steeply bedded brownish … Read the rest
Willis Creek Slot Canyon is a beautiful curved slot canyon with easy access from the road.
The Skutumpah Access road travels through remote country and follows the Pink and White Cliff terraces of the Grand Staircase.
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Surprise Canyon Trail is an easy hike into a deep canyon with towering sandstone walls. The canyon ends in a very narrow slot and then is impassible.
For an enjoyable full days outing you can drive a short ways further … Read the rest
The Fremont River Trail is about 1.2 miles in length. The first one-half mile of the trail is an easy, level walk along the river. The last portion of the trail is a moderately strenuous climb to an overlook 770 … Read the rest
Antelope Canyon is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, photogenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower … Read the rest
Spooky Gulch is a short slot canyon hike in the Grand Staircase-Escalante area, located off the Hole-in-the-Rock Road, 26 miles south of the town of Escalante. Spooky is well named and famous for how dark and narrow it gets in … Read the rest
The Warner Valley is located in a remote area south-east of St George Utah near the Arizona border. This is a beautiful valley with towering red rock mountains to the north whith numerous purple dune shaped hills at their base. … Read the rest
This is an interesting short trail along the red cliffs with beautiful views over the distant silver reef and with many interesting red rock formations around the overlook. From here you can climb higher up the red cliffs.
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The Red Reef Trail is one of the most popular trails in the Red Cliffs area. The trail gives beautiful views of two scenic waterfalls over its 1/2 mile one way length. It passes by a large closed arch and … Read the rest
You can journey through well maintained rock trails to find bubbling brook and plant identifitcation throughout the Children’s Forest At The Kiln.
This is an easy trail ideally suited for children and also for adults.
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There were numerous mines along the Silver Reef in the Babylon area of Hurricane, Utah, in the late 19th century. This silver deposit was unique in the world with silver ocurring in a sandstone formation.
All of these mines have … Read the rest
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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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
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
The Historic Babylon Trail is a combination of single- and two-track. The two-track section is a remnant of Pioneer mining days. It was a road used by miners to haul silver ore from the Silver Reef area to the north … Read the rest
The Dino Cliffs Trail travels along the low red cliffs just north of Washington City. The trail itself is short (1.8 miles), but there is a long hike to get to the start of the trail and also a long … Read the rest
We stumbled on this trail by accident. It is unnamed and leaves from a primitive campground in the Dixie National Forest on the outskirts of Leeds Utah.
This is a fairly easy climb with spectacular views over Leeds and the … Read the rest
This trail gives an excellent vantage point looking over the Quail Creek Reservoir to the East and the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve and Pine Valley Mountains to the West.
Overall rating = easy
Distance: 1 mile return – … Read the rest
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
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.