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Silver Reef Overlook Trail

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.

There are also several dinosaur tracks along the trail.

Trail Rating

Overall rating = easy

Distance: 1/4 mile return – easy
Elevation gain: <200 feet - easy Terrain: mainly slickrock - easy Exposure: The trail is near the cliff edge in places - moderate To see the trail rating system used here see Trail Rating System

Getting There

If travelling north-east on Interstate I15, take exit 16 towards Hurricane and then turn left at 5300 W towards Quail Creek State Park and Reservoir. This road ends at the service road near Harrisburg. Turn right and then turn left on the marked Red Cliffs Desert Reserve Road which goes west under the interstate highway.

If travelling south-west on Interstate I15 take exit 23 into Leeds and turn left onto N Main Street. Continue through Leeds to a stop sign at the I15 exit. Veer left taking the service road to the marked Red Cliffs Desert Reserve Road and turn right going west under the interstate.

Drive into the Red Cliffs Campground, cross the creek, and park across from the restroom.The trail leaves from across the road from the parking area and from behind the restroom.

Directions to the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve from I15

Silver Reef Overlook Trail Aerial View

For a one page printout of the directions to this trail click Silver Reef Overlook Trail
Here are some pictures taken along this trail.