Red Cliffs National Conservation Area

Red Mountain Trail

Recommended Trail Users: Hikers, Horses
 
Length: 8.8 miles

Difficulty: Difficult
 
Sub Area: Red Mountain 

Zone:
Upland
 
Property Management: BLM/SP 

Access:  Red Mountain Trailhead—From I-15 Exit 6 take Bluff Street north (State Route18). Travel 3.7 miles to Snow Canyon Parkway and continue straight through the intersection. Continue north for another 11.4 miles. Turn left onto a gravel access road leading directly into the trailhead (the turnoff from SR 18 is marked with a large highway sign). 

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.

View of Mountain Range from Trail


Area Trails Map


Red MountainTrail Going Through Forested Area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cryptobiotic Soil