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Red Cliffs National Conservation Area

Adit Trail

Recommended Users: Equestrian, hikers, mountain bikers
 
Type: Two-track
 
Length: 0.23 miles
 
Difficulty: Easy/Easiest
 
 
Sub-Area: White Reef
 
Zone: Lowland
 
Managing Agency: BLM
 
Access: White Reef Trailhead – From I-15 Exit 22* (northbound only), turn right onto the frontage road at the end of the freeway off-ramp. Travel south approximately 2 miles. Turn right just past the sign for the Red Cliffs Recreation Area. Proceed under the two freeway tunnels. Just after the exiting the last freeway tunnel, turn right and follow the gravel road into the trailhead. There is no fee to use the trailhead or trails in this area.
 
*From I-15 Exit 23 (southbound only), turn left on Silver Reef Road at the end of the freeway off-ramp. Turn right onto Main Street and travel south for 3.5 miles. Turn right just past the sign for the Red Cliffs Recreation Area. Proceed under the two freeway tunnels. Just after the exiting the last freeway tunnel, turn right and follow the gravel road into the trailhead.
 
Description: The Adit trail was created to connect the Leeds Reef, White Reef, and Tipple trails. A 3.4 mile loop is possible. See theLeeds Reef Trail or the White Reef Trail for more details.
 
The section of Adit Trail between Leeds Reef Trail and White Reef Trail is composed of soft clay soils favored by the endangered Shivwits milk-vetch. In fact, the trail passes between two fences that protect the milk-vetch from intrusions.

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