Hurricane, Utah

Hike the Red Cliffs Recreation Nature Trail

2 Miles Total - 150 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Thomas Burton

This Red Cliffs hike is a fun area to explore, and could be one of the best family hikes in Southern Utah.

Hike along streams that run through red sandstone - the blue water makes a fun contrast against the red rocks and sand.

To get to the trailhead, drive to the Red Cliffs Campground about 20 minutes north of St. George. There is a small fee to park or camp at the campground.

This trail starts in the Red Cliff Campground and is easy to follow with only a mild elevation gain. It follows the stream all the way up the canyon and you are able to walk past a few small waterfalls.

Towards the end of the main trail there is a waterfall and the trail continues along the steep sandstone with footholds dug out of the rock with a rope to help maintain your balance. It isn’t too difficult to get past this point but you may want to supervise children.

After this, the trail ends due to a pool of water covering the canyon floor. However you may continue hiking up the canyon if you want to get wet or are fairly good at rock climbing.

If the temperature is warm enough you can swim in the pools or slide down some of the waterfalls. Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be leashed.

Read More

Tags

Chillin
Camping
Photography
Swimming
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Scenic
Waterfall
Swimming Hole

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

Mini Kanaraville

Super fun hike, I enjoyed it a lot! If it was summer it would’ve been perfect to go swimming. Even in late December there were still a few people so it probably is pretty packed during peak seasons.

Beautiful

The hike was nice and easy, took our 10,6, and 3 year olds (plus a dog) and had no issues. Wish we would have had better shoes as It is pretty slippery near the ponds. We went in early March and it was actually pretty busy.

Lovely hike

Really cool hike. I did it with a 4 year old on my back. Didn't go as far as I would have liked, but hope to explore it more without kiddo on back. Definitely a little bit of climbing so not totally kid friendly once you get to the climbing but awesome before that for toddlers and little ones.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

Stay Nearby

Hurricane, Utah

St. George / Hurricane KOA

Pine Valley, Utah

Pine Valley Recreation Area

Overview Pine Valley Recreation Area is located in scenic Pine Valley, Utah at an elevation of 6,900 feet. The valley offers a great escape from the heat of the southern Utah desert. Visitors enjoy...

Pine Valley, Utah

Pine Valley Guard Station

Overview Pine Valley Guard Station is located in scenic Pine Valley Recreation Area, about 45 minutes from St. George, Utah. Built in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the station was used t...

Virgin, Utah

Under Canvas Zion

Accommodations: Safari tents starting at $199 per night (4 person max) Safari with 4 twin beds starting at $199 per night (4 person max) Safari with adjacent Hive starting at $249 per night (6 pers...

From $199/night

Nearby Adventures

  • Hike the Historic Babylon - Little Purgatory Loop

    The trailhead has space for about three or four cars. Watch for an obvious gap in the cliffs very close to the trailhead, this is where you should park. Just before exiting the gap, look to the left for some interesting petroglyphs. The trail foll...

    6 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Camping at Yant Flat

    Though only a few miles from civilization as a bird flies, this trailhead is only accessible via a dirt road (that can be quite bumpy - high clearance vehicles recommended though I did it in a car).  Given the condition of the road, drive time can...

    2.6 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike Arch Trail to Babylon Arch

    Arch Trail to Babylon Arch is a short family friendly hike to the Virgin River and back. The trail is very sandy, which makes climbing hills difficult. The arch is really neat and totally worth the visit.To get to the trailhead will require 4 whee...

    1.5 miles

  • Explore Toquerville Falls

    Toquerville Falls is a hidden waterfall nearby a small town named Toquerville. The road is rugged - saying rugged is kind of an understatement. Medium or high profile 4x4 is recommended. I drove a Toyota FJ Cruiser and it took me about half an hou...

    11 miles