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  • New Harmony, Utah

    Middle Fork Taylor Creek in Kolob Canyon

    4.0
    4.86 mi / 889 ft gain
    The Taylor Creek trailhead sits in the little-explored part of Zion National Park known as Kolob Canyon just south of Cedar City. The trail starts at around 6,000 feet and then drops a little lower in to the canyon and runs along Taylor Creek. With 450 feet of elevation change along the five-mile...
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  • New Harmony, Utah

    Hike to the Timber Creek Overlook in Kolob Canyon

    5.0
    1.15 mi / 102 ft gain
    The Timber Creek Overlook trail is located at the end of the Kolob Canyon drive in Zion National Park. This hike is very family friendly and offers restrooms, picnic tables, and a well maintained trail. Bring your camera and hike the trail around sunset to get beautiful sunset shots of the valle...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Red Cliffs Recreation Nature Trail

    4.5
    1.39 mi / 266 ft gain
    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 ...
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  • Orderville, Utah

    Kanab's Peek-a-Boo Canyon

    4.8
    7.71 mi / 587 ft gain
    The trailhead is Red Canyon (aka Peek-a-boo) trailhead located just off of Highway 89 between Kanab and Mt. Carmel Junction. The GPX track shows the entirety of the trail, but if you have 4WD and a high-clearance vehicle, you're able to reach the closer parking area for a less than 1-mile roundtr...
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Sand Caves of Kanab

    4.5
    1.17 mi / 69 ft gain
    To get to this cave, drive north of Kanab on Highway 89. Just after you pass Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, you will see these caves on the right. To hike to the caves, try accessing the trail from as far to the left as possible. The hike isn't strenuous or tricky in that case. The other thing t...
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  • Duck Creek Village, Utah

    Hike the Cascades Trail in Dixie National Forest

    1.2 mi / 137 ft gain
    Hiked the cascades trail from the parking lot through a forest of spruce trees and many interesting wildflowers.  The trail has good views of the National Forest and Zion National Park in the distance. The trail has some elevation gain but not too bad. The waterfall is rather small but a refreshi...
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  • Kanarraville, Utah

    Hike Kanarraville Slot Canyon

    4.7
    3.5 mi
    This hidden gem of a hike takes you into the Kanarraville slot canyons in southern Utah and the infamous Kanarra Falls. After hiking a half a mile or so from the parking lot on a fairly open trail the canyon slots up. This is where the fun begins. Here you will have to walk through the water into...
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  • Washington, Utah

    Camping at Yant Flat

    5.0
    2.6 mi / 500 ft gain
    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 be 45 minutes from St George, Utah.  The road is ...
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  • Brian Head, Utah

    Hike Ramparts Trail via Spectra Point

    5.0
    4 mi
    To call this place "breathtaking" would not do it justice. The rusty red, orange, purple colors of million-year-old rock erosion are otherworldly, something you'd imagine on Mars. The Indians named Cedar Breaks the "Circle of Painted Cliffs," and when you see this brilliantly colored coliseum you...
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  • Brian Head, Utah

    Hike the Sunset Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument

    2 mi / 100 ft gain
    Started the hike at the visitor center. The walk is fairly level and there is not much altitude gain. There are very good views of the park and in the summer there is a profusion of wildflowers. At the beginning of the trail the different wildflowers are labeled. 
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  • Brian Head, Utah

    Hike the Spectra Point and Rampart Overlook Trails

    3.7 mi / 836 ft gain
    Park at the visitor center parking lot and start hiking the trail. You'll admire the great views of the breaks and canyons below. If you hike in the summer, be sure to take the time to photograph the many beautiful wildflowers, old cedars, and marmots. 
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  • Brian Head, Utah

    Hike the Sunset Trail

    4.0
    1 mi / 200 ft gain
    Cedar Breaks National Monument is a gorgeous multi-colored limestone amphitheater that many consider to be more beautiful than Bryce Canyon National Park given its greater depth over a shorter distance and higher elevation. It is far less traveled than its neighbors of Zion and Bryce. The Sunset ...
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  • Saint George, Utah

    Check Out Pioneer Park's Little Narrows

    5.0
    0.1 mi
    Pioneer Park's slot canyon is located in the red sandstone cliffs above St. George Blvd in Pioneer Park. Pioneer Park has tables for picnics and lots of fun rock formations for kids and adults to play on. The park is usually very crowded, and it can be challenging to find a parking spot in the pa...
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  • St. George, Utah

    Hike to the Snow Canyon Petroglpyhs

    3.8
    1.8 mi / 200 ft gain
    These are the coolest petroglyphs I have ever visited, but they are very difficult to find. They are located in Snow Canyon State Park; the parking is outside of the park and you enter the boundaries by crossing over a barbed wire fence. Bring a GPS if you have one because the petroglyphs are har...
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Visit the Gunsmoke Movie Set

    4.0
    The television series of Gunsmoke was an American classic.  635 episodes aired on prime time television over the course of twenty years, from 1955 to 1975.  The movie set was the largest set constructed in the Kanab area.  After the filming ended, the buildings were not maintained and became heav...
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  • Duck Creek Village, Utah

    Explore the Mammoth Cave Lava Tubes

    3.0
    0.4 mi / 100 ft gain
    From the USFS website:  "Mammoth Cave, at 8050 feet in elevation opens to one of the largest lava tubes in Utah with over 2200 feet of passages. Formed by cooling lava and flowing water, Mammoth Cave is part of the Markagunt Plateau. Geologists believe that some of this lava is only several thous...
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