Metate Trail


345 East Riverside Drive St. George, UT 84790

37.22494982, -113.4008738

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.

Fee Description:

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


Metate Trail

  • Activities: Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding

  • Connector Trail Distance: 300 feet (one way) single-track

  • Trail Difficulty: Easy

  • Connects the Anasazi Trail and Red Reef East Trail.


Connector Trail Description:

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.

Accessibility Description (ABA/ADA):
The Metate Trail is not ADA Accessible.

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