Friday, June 5, 2015

Hiking in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

On May 9th my family and I hiked in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. It was my first time going to this State Park and I loved it. It was so beautiful! There is a large camping ground there that I didn't even know existed.

There were plenty of trails to choose from. We decided to hike the Red Reef trail. It was beautiful! We had dogs so I didn't go as far in as we could have because you had to climb over some slick sandstone. Some of my family members climbed over the rocks to see what was back there but I stayed back with the dogs but even with the dogs we were able to go pretty far in.

Weather: Low 80's

Difficulty: Easy.

Distance: Approx. 2 miles roundtrip

Pets: Pets are allowed on a leash

Location: Head north on I-15 and take Exit 22 towards Leeds. Take your first right onto Old Highway 91 and head south. Travel two miles to Harrisburg (an RV community). Turn right at the brown sign that says Red Cliffs Recreation Area. You will drive under two I-15 underpasses. Turn left at the "T" intersection. Drive about 1 mile until you get to the pay station. There is limited parking (about 30 spaces) so if you are going during a holiday be prepared to wait for parking. No trailers are allowed in the park.

Cost: $5 per vehicle (different rates for overnight campers)

*Free with a State Park pass.You can purchase a one year Parks Pass at the park (call to verify) or here.

Permit: No permit required.

Phone: (435) 634-5759



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