Red Cliffs National Conservation Area

Leeds Reef Trail

Recommended Users: Equestrians, Hikers, Mountain Bikers
 
Type: Two-track
 
Length: 1.44 miles
 
 
 
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: To reach Leeds Reef Trail, follow White Reef Trail from the trailhead for 0.17 miles and turn right. Leeds Reef Trail parallels White Reef Trail, but offers a different experience. Whereas White Reef is comprised of soft clay soils, the upper elevation of Leeds Reef is composed of sandy/rocky loam or gravel, much more preferable for mountain biking. Like White Reef Trail, this trail offers great views of the Red Reef to the north. Unlike White Reef, the vegetation is heavier and at times the thick creosote bush reaches high overhead. The trail ends at the National Conservation Area boundary, but continues as a road heading east to the Silver Reef area.
 
Despite the trail’s proximity to the I-15 freeway, the sound of traffic dies down quickly after leaving the trailhead. Bring your lunch and stop at the small picnic shelter just over 0.1 miles from the trailhead on White Reef Trail.
 
Loop:  For a 3.43 mile loop, follow the White Reef Trail for 0.17 miles. Turn right on Leeds Reef Trail and continue for 1.44 miles until it intersects Adit Trail. Turn left on Adit Trail and continue until it intersects with the White Reef Trail in 0.12 miles. Turn left on White Reef Trail and follow it back to the trailhead for 1.7 miles.

View from the Leed's Reef Trail


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