Red Mountain Trail
Recommended Trail Users: Hikers, Horses
Length: 8.8 miles
Sub Area: Red Mountain
Property Management: BLM/SP
Access: From I-15 in St. George, take the Bluff Street exit North to Rt. 18. Continue North past the communities of Winchester Hills and Diamond Valley. From Diamond Valley Drive on your right, go about 2 ½ miles and look left for a small paved road that turns to dirt at the fence line. Take this left hand road into the parking area for the Red Mountain Trailhead. If you come to a power substation on the left, you have gone too far.
Description: This is a popular trail for hikers and horseback riders. It follows dirt roads and smaller, harder to follow sections of trail with slick rock areas, into a remote area of the Red Mountain Wilderness. Park at the trailhead, and walk up the trail, past the fenced section. Continue on the trail as it winds up through rocky country covered with a thick Pinyon Juniper forest. At 1.8 miles, note the sign for the Snow Canyon Overlook. This short trail through deep sands takes you to a spectacular view from above the north end of Snow Canyon. From the main trail, continue on as you eventually drop down and head South, along the ridge above Snow Canyon. You will then come to a section that enters a sage flat with deep sand, heading gradually downhill. If you continue on, you will come to the southern edge of the plateau, and start a steep decent down to the junction with the Toe Trail North of Ivins.