Santa Clara River Reserve Trail System

Cove Wash East Trail

Recommended Users: Hikers
 
Type: Route
 
Length: 2.7 miles
 
Difficulty: Moderate
 
Management Area: Santa Clara River Reserve
 
Sub-Area: South Hills
 
Zone: 4
 
Managing Agency: BLM
 
Access: Cove Wash Trailhead – From St. George, travel north on Bluff Street. Turn left on Sunset Blvd. Continue on Sunset Blvd as it turns into Santa Clara Drive. Turn left on Gates Lane (just before reaching the Jacob Hamblin Home on the right). Cross the river and at 0.4 miles turn left (leaving the pavement). Note that the road from this point is steep and rocky, and can be eroded. At 0.7 miles turn right (at sign for Reserve). Pass the water tank, and at 1.3 miles turn right (at sign for reserve). Follow the road around to the left and park in the trailhead at 1.5 miles.
 
Description: From the trailhead, take the Cove Wash West Trail and drop into Cove Wash. Follow the wash to the east.  The wash runs through a varied landscape: deep and somewhat narrow rock walls, to wide open desert. Mostly sandy, there is a short spurt of slick rock around Stucki Springs Road. Just before the wash crosses Stucki Springs Road at about 1.3 miles, you will encounter a 10 foot drop. Detour up and around this point back into the wash on the other side of the road. Continue in the wash until its apparent end at the St. George city limits, distinguished by a large wall of fill in the wash. 

Slick rock section of Cove Wash East Trail

 


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