Red Cliffs National Conservation Area

Owen’s Loop Trail

Recommended Users: Hikers
 
Type:  Singletrack/Route
 
Length: 1.76 miles
 
Difficulty:  Moderate
 
 
Sub-Area: City Creek
 
Zone: Lowland
 
Managing Agency:  BLM and City of St. George
 
Access: Brook’s Nature Park Trailhead—From 1-15 Exit 8, turn west on St. George Boulevard. Turn right on Main Street and continue until the end. Park on the right at Brook’s Nature Park, which serves as the trailhead.
 
Pioneer Hills Trailhead—From 1-15 Exit 8, turn west on St. George Boulevard. Immediately turn right at the first traffic light onto 1000 E. Turn left onto Red Hills Parkway. Continue 1.8 miles on the parkway until reaching the trailhead on the right.
 
Description: Owen’s Loop Trail roughly follows the urban edge of St. George’s northwestern downtown residential area from on top of red sandstone bluffs. From the vantage point of the trail, great views of downtown St. George as well as the surrounding area to the south, all the way to the Hurricane Cliffs, can be seen. An added bonus is the red rock formations that make up the trail; nothing spectacular, but lots of slick rock and rock outcrops. The first part of the trail is well-tread, but pay attention, as the route across the slickrock can be hard to follow.
 
Trip 1: For a 4 mile trip, start at Brook’s Nature Park Trailhead and take the Brooks Nature Trail to Owen’s Loop out and back.
 
Trip 2: For a 3.5 mile trip, start at the Pioneer Hills Trailhead and take the Red Hills Connector Trail, which takes visitors under the Red Hills Parkway. Turn left (south) on City Creek Trail, turn right (west) on Owen’s Loop and return back to the trailhead in reverse.

Area Trails Map

Person hiking on rocky trail

Hiker about to go through two short sandstone walls


Hiker enjoying the view from the trail