Anasazi Trail

  • Activities: Hiking and Biking

  • Trail Distance: 0.5 miles (one way) single-track

  • Trail Difficulty: Easy


Trail Description:

The Anasazi Trail begins on the east side of the Red Cliffs Campground loop across the street from campsite 11. The trail leads to the Red Cliffs Archaeological Site, an interpreted heritage site.

Several prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan sites have been stabilized and interpreted for public visitation. Although the area is largely sandy red sandstone, the trail has a compacted surface. A short section travels through a shady riparian zone, but the majority of the trail is a classic desert experience through sagebrush, creosote bush, and yucca.

Visitors may create a one mile loop by taking the Anasazi Trail to the Red Cliffs Archaeological Site. Upon leaving the site, turn left at the intersection with Metate Trail, then right onto the Red Reef East Trail. Continue onto the Mano Trail until it intersects with the Anasazi Trail to return back to the starting point across from campsite 11.


Within the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, archaeological sites that preserve evidence of Archaic, Ancestral Puebloan, and Southern Paiute occupations and land uses, are conserved and protected for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. Please help us conserve and protect your public lands by following all outdoor ethics and posted regulations.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips


Geographic Coordinates

37.22396678, -113.4044322


Access note: To enter the Red Cliffs Recreation Area, vehicle and trailer height and width is restricted to 11 feet 9 inches to pass through two narrow underpasses beneath the I-15 freeway. Plan your travel according.

Northbound from Saint George: From I-15 northbound, take exit 22 for UT-228 north toward Leeds, then turn right onto Old Highway 91. Continue for 2 miles, then turn right onto West Red Cliffs Campground Road.

Southbound from Cedar City: From I-15 southbound, take exit 23 toward UT-228/Leeds, then turn left onto Silver Reef Road. Continue for 480 feet, then turn right onto Main Street. After 1.5 miles, continue southbound on Old Highway 91 for 2 miles. Turn right onto West Red Cliffs Campground Road.


Day Use Fee: $5 per vehicle. Cash or check only. The America the Beautiful Passes are accepted here and allow free day-use.