Santa Clara River Reserve Trail System

Cholla Trail

Recommended Users: Equestrians, Hikers, Mountain Bikers
Type: Two-track
Length: 1 mile
Difficulty:   Easy/Easiest 

Management Area: Santa Clara River Reserve

Zone: 3
Managing Agency: BLM
Access: Tukupetsi 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. Continue 0.5 miles past the Jacob Hamblin Home and turn left onto a gravel road that leads to the Tukupetsi Trailhead.

Description: Cholla Trail is an old two-track road that traverses the lower edge of the Land Hill questa. In the future, a trailhead will be located at its northern terminus, but for now, please do not leave (or enter) the Santa Clara River Reserve at this access point as the other side of the gate is private property. Combine the Cholla Trail with Lower Graveyard Trail for a pleasant loop through desert country.

Cholla Trail

Reserve Trails Map

Reserve Brochure

Cholla (Opunita echinocarpa)








Cholla with bird nest; Cholla are important nesting areas for birds.