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Historic Trails

Honeymoon Trail - 125 miles; easy to moderate

This historic old wagon road linked St. George, Utah with Lee's Ferry on the Colorado River and from there, numerous settlements throughout northeastern Arizona. The route was used for several years by young married couples from Arizona seeking temple marriage in what was then the only "Mormon" temple west of the Mississippi River, hence the trail's interesting name.

Much of the trail is still visible, some of it traversable with automobiles, most of it passable only with 4-wheel drive vehicles, horses, or hiking. Some sections are located on private land or Native American lands. The trail is sporadically marked on public lands from the Lee's Ferry area to just east of St. George, Utah.

Temple Trail

An historic wagon road of the 1870s linking the sawmills of the Mt. Trumbull area to St. George, Utah. Much of the rough-milled lumber cut from the Uinkaret Mountains was hauled to St. George for the building of the Mormon Temple.

Much of the trail is still visible, some of it traversable with automobiles, most of it passable only with 4-wheel drive vehicles, horses, or hiking. Some sections are located on private land. The trail is sporadically marked on public lands from the Mt. Trumbull area to just southeast of St. George, Utah.


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