Santa Clara River Reserve Trail System

Cove Wash West Trail

Recommended Users: Mountain Bikers, Hikers
Type: Route
Length: 4 miles
Difficulty: Moderate/Easiest
Management Area: Santa Clara River Reserve
Sub-Area: South Hills
Zone: 2
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: Cove Wash West Trail heads west once it drops into Cove Wash from the Cove Wash Trailhead. The trail is actually a route through the gravel wash bottom. Despite its unimproved nature, the gravel wash provides a firm surface for mountain biking. Currently the trail leads out to edge of a mesa rim. In the future this trail will link to the Stucki Springs Trail in the Bearclaw-Poppy Trail System.

View of Cove Wash West Trail

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