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Temple Quarry Trail, St George

The Temple Quarry Trail (Dugway) was built between 1871 and 1874 to access large lava rock on the south side of the Black Hill. This rock was needed for the foundation and basement walls of the St. George Temple, because this stone was impervious to the alkalai soil.

The trail to the quarry is easy but not overly interesting. It can be easily traveled in an hour.

Trail Rating

Overall rating = easy

Distance: 2 miles – easy
Elevation gain: less than 100 feet – easy
Terrain: flat wide mainly gravel – easy
Exposure: none – easy

To see the trail rating system used here see Trail Rating System

Getting There

Travel west on St George Blvd to the end at Bluff Street. Go straight ahead and up Airport Road. Take the first street to the right W 265 S. Then turn left at the first street S Donlee Drive. The paved parking lot is just past some row houses.

The Trail

Follow the trail through the arch from the parking lot to go straight ahead and along the dugway part way up the Black Hill. Return by the same route.

Here are some pictures taken on March 17, 2017.