Turtle Wall Trail
Recommended Users: Equestrians, Hikers, Mountain Bikers
Length: 0.93 miles
Sub-Area: Paradise Canyon
Managing Agency: BLM
Chuckwalla Trailhead—From I-15 Exit 6, turn north onto Bluff Street (State Route18). Travel 4 miles until reaching the trailhead on the left. Watch for trail users as the trailhead entrance road crosses the SR 18 multi-use trail. Follow the Chuckwalla Trail
for .91 miles until reaching the Turtle Wall Trail the left.
Gap Access Point—From I-15 Exit 6, turn north onto Bluff Street (State Route18). Travel 3.7 miles and turn left on Snow Canyon Parkway. Travel 1.5 miles and turn right on Castle Rock Road (enter Castle Rock Subdivision). Travel 0.2 miles and turn right on Cascade Canyon Drive. Continue 0.1 miles and look for the trail access point on the left. Park on the street. Take the Gap Trail
for 0.06 miles; turn left on the Gecko Trail and travel 0.3 miles to the intersection with the Paradise Rim Trail
. For 0.06 miles, turn left on the Gecko Trail
and travel 0.3 miles to the intersection with the Paradise Rim Trail
. Travel 0.5 miles on Paradise Rim Trail until reaching Turtle Wall Trail on the right.
Halfway Half Access Point—This trail access point has NO public parking. Trail users wishing to use this access must enter on foot from the Snow Canyon multi-use trail, (a paved trail that parallels the Snow Canyon Parkway). From Snow Canyon Trail enter the footpath on either the east or west side of Halfway Wash. Continue 0.4 miles until reaching the access point at the boundary of the boundary of the NCA. Travel north on the Halfway Wash Trail
for 0.5 miles until reaching the intersection with the Turtle Wall Trail.
Description: This single track trail has alternating segments of dirt and slick rock. It is frequented by hikers and bikers who enjoy the mostly gentle climb to an overlook of the St. George’s western urban area and beyond. Small grottos, canyons, and arches mark the red rock wall alongside much of the trail. Depending the time of year, wildlife such as hawks, rabbits, and various reptiles can be spotted. It is often used in loops with other trails in the network.
Loop 1: For a 4 mile loop start on Chuckwalla, and continue onto Turtle Wall, Paradise Rim, and Halfway Wash, and return to Chuckwalla.
Loop 2: For a 2.5 mile loop, take the Gap to Paradise Rim, and onto Turtle Wall, Halfway Wash, and Gecko, which will return you to the Gap.