Red Cliffs National Conservation Area

Metate Trail

Recommended Users: Equestrians, Hikers, Mountain Bikers
 
Type: Route
 
Length: 0.06 miles
 
Difficulty: Easy/Easiest
 
 
Sub-Area: White Reef and Red Cliffs Recreation Area
 
Zone: Lowland
 
Managing Agency: BLM
 
Access: Red Cliffs Recreation Area – 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, and follow the paved road into the campground. Pay a day use fee and park in one of the day use parking spaces.
 
*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, and follow the paved road into the campground. Pay a day use fee and park in one of the day use parking spaces.
 
Description: This trail is a connector. Wide and sandy, it connects the Anasazi and Red Reef East trails. For just under a 1 mile loop, take the Red Reef East Trail (which begins between campsites #8 & #9) to Metate Trail. Turn right on Metate Trail until it intersects with the Anasazi Trail. Turn left on the Anasazi Trail and follow it for just over 0.1 miles to reach the Red Cliffs Archaeological Site. Return to the intersection of the Metate and Anasazi trails. Turn left on the Anasazi Trail and follow it until reaching the intersection of theMano Trail. Take the Mano Trail north for 0.04 miles. Turn left at the intersection with the Red Reef East Trail and return to your starting point within the campground.

 

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