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Yellow Knolls, Red Cliffs

March 17, 2015 by Don Axford

The Yellow Knolls Trail travels through a scenic valley with beautiful checkerboard style slickrock hills on both sides.

Trail Rating

Overall rating = moderate

Distance: 5 miles return including some side diversions to explore the slickrock – moderate
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Brackens Loop Trail, Red Cliffs

November 26, 2013 by Don Axford

The Brackens Loop Trail traverses scenic areas within the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve north of Washington City, Utah. This loop trail starts at the Prospector Trail just north of the Washington water tank near Interstate I15. Part way around the … Read the rest

Spanish Wash, Utah

November 19, 2013 by Don Axford

The Spanish Wash traverses a relatively unknown and unused area of the Red Cliff Desert Reserve. This wash is one of several washes which drain the Red Cliff Mountains.

This wash passes under Interstate highway I15 near exit 16 through … Read the rest

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.

Trail Rating

Overall rating = moderate… 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

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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