Washington, Utah

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Top Running Spots in and near Washington

  • St. George, Utah

    Running Chuckwalla

    5.0
    The Chuckwalla Trailhead is part of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve and provides beautiful and easy to to access running, mountain biking and climbing right outside of St. George Utah.To access the trailhead follow Bluff St. north toward Dameron Valley. Continue straight through the light at Snow C...
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  • St. George, Utah

    Run the Santa Clara River Trail to Tonaquint Park and Cottonwood Cove Park

    6 mi / 10 ft gain
    This is a relatively flat and fast city trail with negligible elevation gain or loss over the 6 mile round trip. Beginning at the Crosby Family Confluence Park located just off I-15 near the St. George convention center, immediately pass under the freeway and begin your run up the Santa Clara Tra...
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  • Ivins, Utah

    Hike to the Johnson Canyon Arch in Snow Canyon State Park

    5.0
    2 mi / 10 ft gain
    Note: the Johnson Arch Trail is closing March 15, 2019 and will not re-open until September 14, 2019Johnson Canyon Arch is an out-and-back trail of about 2 miles round trip length that crosses beds of volcanic rock and follows a creek to a large arch and towering canyon views. There is negligible...
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  • Dammeron Valley, Utah

    Snow Canyon Overlook via Red Mountain Trail

    4.7
    4.65 mi / 525 ft gain
    While the trail to the top is mediocre, the views once you get there are absolutely stunning, making for an amazing hike. The hike begins at the Red Mountain Trailhead, north of Snow Canyon State Park. This trail is very rock and sandy, without much variety in landscape along the way. During the...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Camp at Little Creek Mesa

    5.0
    Experience solitude and beauty at Little Creek Mesa Utah. When you get there, grab a campsite, and go for an evening mountain bike ride along the rim of the mesa and see breathtaking views of the valley below as the sun sets.  Little Creek Mesa is located 22 miles from Hurricane, Utah and only 8 ...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Running Windmill Trail

    8 mi
    Windmill trail and trailhead sits just down the road from Gooseberry Mesa Trailhead in Apple Valley, Utah. Head out on this figure-8 loop for as long as you want. If you're smart, you'll bring your MTB, and you can ride the singletrack once you're done getting your run in.This is also a great spo...
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  • Virgin, Utah

    Camp on Dalton Wash Road

    5.0
    0.5 mi / 500 ft gain
    Zion National Park. Truly one of the beauties of the American Southwest. With red walls and orange sunsets, Zion is a must-see. However, during the busy season of the parks, finding a campsite that hasn't been snagged can be difficult. That's why I'd suggest looking for a quieter, equally as beau...
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  • Springdale, Utah

    Hike Wildcat Canyon Trail, Zion NP

    5.0
    5.88 mi
    This 5.8 mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail. The trail can serve as standalone trail allowing hikers to get in either a solid in-and-out day hike or as a leg to a much bigger and epic Trans-Zion Trek. For those interested in the later, the Wildcat Canyon Trail is the leg of the journ...
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  • New Harmony, Utah

    Kolob Arch

    4.7
    13.86 mi
    In the lesser traveled area of Zion National Park sits Kolob Arch, a sandstone arch high up on a cliff tucked back in the canyon. To get to Kolob Arch take exit 40 on I-15 in Utah. You'll see a Zion National Park Visitor's Center. Here you can fill up on water, use the bathroom, and get a map to...
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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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  • Springdale, Utah

    Angels Landing

    4.7
    4.24 mi / 1488 ft gain
    Angels Landing has long been one of my favorite Zion National Park hikes. The hike is thrilling, extremely photogenic, and appeals to those who enjoy exchanging leg power for views. The hike to the top isn't long, 2+ miles, but you'll definitely feel the 1500 feet of gain! The trail features a mo...
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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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