Scenic views, chance wildlife sightings and a sense of history await you on the Mokaac Trail. The Mokaac Trail was once part of a main road onto the western Arizona Strip beginning in the early 1900s. The trail is no longer a part of the active road system but remains a symbol of earlier times and modes of transportation: horseback, wagon, and Model T.
The Mokaac Trail is in northwestern Arizona approximately 23 miles south of St. George, Utah.
The Mokaac Trail is reached by traveling south from St. George on River Road to the Arizona stateline. Then take Quail Hill Road (BLM Road #1069) for about 12 miles. The trailhead is on the right side of the road as you start up Quail Hill.
This historic and scenic trail is open for hiking and horseback use. A cement horseback mounting platform can be found due west of BLM Road 1089 approximately one mile north of the northern end of the trail. The main segment is a moderate two miles each way and ends at Quail Spring.
Special features include an extensive petroglyph site, created cooperatively by the Western Anasazi, Great Basin and Lower Colorado River natives.
Permits, Fees, Limitations
The Mokaac Trail is closed to motorized vehicles and bikes. Water is not available on site.
A high clearance or four-wheel vehicle is not needed to access the trail. The trail can be used year-round except when winter or monsoon (July-August) rains temporarily make the road muddy. The trail is not wheelchair accessible.
Camping and Lodging
Dispersed camping is available on surrounding public land. Lodging can be found in St. George, Utah.
Food and Supplies
Food and supplies are available in St. George, Utah.
The nearest medical care is available in St. George, Utah.
Arizona Strip Field Office
345 East Riverside Drive
St. George, UT 84790-6714
Phone: (435) 688-3200
Fax: (435) 688-3258
Field Manager: Lorraine Christian
Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Saturday