Silver Reef Trail

  • Activities: Hiking

  • Trail Distance: 0.2 miles (one way) single-track

  • Trail Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Description:

The Silver Reef Trail starts in the Red Cliffs Campground near campsite 7 and the restrooms. The Silver Reef Trail leads to a lookout of the Silver Reef geologic formation. Silver Reef was mined for its deposits of silver, the only know silver ore deposits in a sandstone formation in the world. This trail leads to the Red Cliffs Dinosaur Track Site which contains well-preserved Eubrontes, Kanyentapus, and Grallator tracks. The largest track site can be reached by hiking a short signed spur trail off the main trail. Other track locations are identified by markers with a three toed dinosaur footprint. At the end of the main trail there is a lookout that offers an outstanding view of the surrounding area.

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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.