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    • Dammeron Valley, Utah

      Hike to Three Ponds

      3.0
      This relatively easy trail is great for the whole family. There are multiple alternate trails branching off from this route, as well, so you can turn this into a much longer hike if you like. Start on the Hidden Pinyon Trail, which has a well-marked turn-off for Three Ponds Trail. The start of th...
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    • St. George, Utah

      Hike the Lava Flow Trail

      5.0
      1.5 mi / 400 ft gain
      From the parking area, the trail travel west directly into the lava field.  This is evident by the sharp black rocks the trail travels through.  Watch for the first lava tube on the left.  All lava tubes have a steep short descent down in to explore a bit but the tubes are not deep and could be d...
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    • St. George, Utah

      Hike the Whiterocks Trail

      1.75 mi / 400 ft gain
      This trail starts from a parking area just off Route 18.  Follow the obvious trail with the whiterocks to the right and views of Snow Canyon.  The trail descend steep, deep sand path until you reach some petrified sand dunes.  Great photo opportunities here.  This section is short lived as you co...
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    • Hurricane, Utah

      Hike the Historic Babylon - Little Purgatory Loop

      6 mi / 1000 ft gain
      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 follows a dry wash through some heavy vegetation for a...
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    • Hurricane, Utah

      Hike Arch Trail to Babylon Arch

      5.0
      1.5 mi
      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 wheel drive and if its recently rained I would not rec...
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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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    • Toquerville, Utah

      Toquerville Falls

      4.8
      11.75 mi / 2044 ft gain
      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 hour to get there from Toquerville. The picture doesn...
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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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    • Pine Valley, Utah

      Whipple Trail

      11.56 mi / 3133 ft gain
      Whipple Trail is an 11.6-mile out-and-back hike. You'll hike switchbacks and climb elevation to a valley in the Pine Valley Mountains.  With the distance and elevation gain, this can be a challenging hike. For the first 2 miles, you climb close to 900 ft in elevation, but it’s absolutely stunnin...
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    • Washington County, Utah

      Rock Climbing St. George Utah

      The Utah Hills areas of climbing are mostly limestone. Some of the best quality rock in the country. There are many areas here that are still being developed. The climbing style is sport climbing and the skill level needed is from beginner to expert, but to enjoy the area to its fullest interme...
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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

      Bike "Holy Guacamole" Outside of Zion NP

      4.0
      11 mi / 600 ft gain
      This incredibly scenic ride is just out of Zion National Park and is a great place to escape the tourists. The ride starts at the end of Dalton Wash Rd just off of Route 9. High clearance vehicles are recommended and one should not attempt to drive this road in wet conditions. If you are having t...
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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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    • Rockville, Utah

      Grafton Ghost Town

      4.8
      Grafton Ghost Town is an abandoned small town 7 miles outside Zion National Park and the modern towns of Rockville and Springdale, Utah.  To get there from Highway 9, get off on Bridge Lane residential road and cross the Virgin River on a historic single track iron bridge- then  head west. At th...
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    • Hurricane, Utah

      Camp on Wire Mesa

      5.0
      Wire Mesa off the Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway is a fantastic place to camp in southeastern Utah even if you do not plan on visiting Zion, just a few miles to the north. There several backcountry campsites on the Mesa, with the northwestern-most site giving the best views overlooking the V...
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    • Rockville, Utah

      Camp off the Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway

      5.0
      9.5 mi / 800 ft gain
      Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway is gorgeous 9.5 mile road that runs between Rockville near the entrance to Zion National Park and Apple Valley UT, and affords excellent places to camp & boondock *as long* as it is 0.5 miles from the road itself (and there are numerous turn offs). To get ...
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