Silver Reef Trail

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350 East Riverside Drive St. George, UT 84790

Latitude/Longitude:
37.22590068, -113.4031834
Directions:

Red Cliffs Recreation Area – From St. George, travel north on Interstate 15 to Exit 22. At the end of the freeway off-ramp, turn right onto the frontage road. After approximately 2 miles, turn right just past the sign for the Red Cliffs Recreation Area. Proceed under the two freeway tunnels, and follow the paved road into the campground. Pay a day use fee and park in the day use area parking lot.

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Silver Reef Trail

Recommended Users: Hikers. Singletrack trail. 0.16 miles in length. Difficulty: Moderate. The Silver Reef Trail leads to a lookout of the Silver Reef. Not just another pretty red rock face, the Silver Reef was mined for its deposits of silver (the only know silver ore deposits in a sandstone formation in the world). This trail also passes by well-preserved Eubrontes, Kanyentapus, and Grallator dinosaur tracks, which are millions of years old. The largest track site (reached by hiking a signed spur trail off the main trail) is interpreted; other locations are identified by markers with a dinosaur footprint. At the end of the main trail there is a lookout that offers an outstanding view of the surrounding area.