DIRECTORS: Ira McArthur and Jim McArthur

SCHEDULE: 8:45 am - 12:00 pm, Daily
Mondays, Oct. 7 and 14
Tuesdays, Oct. 8 and 15
Wednesdays, Oct. 9 and 16
Thursday, Oct. 17
Friday, Oct. 11

VENUE:
Meet south of Dixie Center at Crosby Family Confluence Park, South of bridge by park restrooms, 1850 South Convention Center Dr., St. George

DIVISIONS:
None

SPORT FEE:
$5 Per Event 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 
Early Bird Deadline (Save $10) – August 1
Final Registration Deadline – September 1

REGISTRATION RULES: 
• Walking Tours are considered "social"events and are open to all Athletes and Official Fans. Sport fees apply.   I.D. Badge required to walk.
• Participants may register for any or all Walks and bring their I.D. Badge to start of walk to check in Daily.

FORMAT/RULES:
• All Walks / Hikes are leisurely.
• Transportation, snacks and water will be provided.
• Ending time listed above is approximate.
• All Walks, except the Historic Walks (Wednesdays) are on dirt trails - hiking boots or comfortable walking shoes are recommended. No sandals!
• Distances listed below are approximate.
• Difficulty of trails is rated below.
• Participants must present their Huntsman World Senior Games ID Badge at the check-in area (Crosby Family Confluence Park) between 8:30 am and 8:45 am prior to each Walk. Buses will transport participants to the venues and will leave promptly at 8:55 am.

VENUES: (Meet at Confluence park, south of Dixie Center, check in before 8:45 am, depart at 8:55 am)

Monday, Oct. 7 – Snow Canyon State Park Petroglyphs (Moderate)
Enjoy beautiful views of Snow Canyon State park, lowland plants and possible wildlife sightings.  Enter a slot canyon with some of the most diverse petroglyphs in the area.  The canyon is home of “Newspaper Rock” aptly named for the number of petroglyphs found on its walls.  We will be climbing up and down on sandstone and walking in sand.  A moderate to difficult hike due to the hike length and uneven terrain – walking sticks suggested if you need them for balance.

  • 5 miles roundtrip approx
  • Moderate to difficult
  • 3 ½ - 4 hours approx
  • Uneven walking terrain and sandy portions of the trail

Tuesday, Oct. 8 – Red Hills Desert Gardens and Dixie Sugar Loaf Overlook (Easy to Moderate)
Enjoy more than 3,000 individual plants that dot the 5 acres of land as well as 1,150-foot stream.  Showing traditional desert landscape.  Then enjoy the scenic overlook of the St. George valley from the Red Hill. Can opt out of the climb on Dixie Rock

  • 2 miles approx
  • Easy to moderate walk (due to uneven terrain)
  • Uneven terrain, up and down sand stone, some pavement
  • 2 ½ hours approx

Wednesday, Oct. 9 - Historic St. George Live City Walk (Easy)
Visit with some of the old pioneers as you see the historical buildings in down town St. George.  Meet Brigham Young, Jacob Hamlin and more!  We will first travel to Santa Clara to take a brief tour of Jacob Hamblin’s home and then drive over to the St. George historical district.  We will see the Tabernacle, Court house, Opera house, and Brigham Young’s winter home!

  • 2 miles roundtrip approx
  • Easy (some stairs in the historic sites)
  • All Paved Walking
  • 3 – 3 ½ hours approx
  • Places to sit in the buildings while we listen

Friday, Oct. 11 – Black Gulch Trail – (Red Cliffs Desert Reserve - Moderate)
This is a great hike to see Southern Utah’s Red Rocks!  Enjoy picturesque views as we wind through a valley with beautiful sandstone formations.  View slickrock and expansive checkerboard faces similar to those found in Zion National Park.  Low land desert landscape and sandy trails along the way.  A lot of walking in sand, but worth every step.  If you struggle with balance, please bring walking sticks on this one.   

  • 4 miles roundtrip approx
  • Moderate due to hiking in sand and uneven terrain
  • 3 ½ hours approx
  • Walking along a dirt road and very sandy trails at times

Monday, Oct. 14 – Johnson’s Arch Snow Canyon (Easy to Moderate)
This is a great hike on an easy trial that passes through a lava flow field, dry stream bed and ends in a canyon.  There is a little spring off to the right as you enter the canyon.  Look up and you will see Johnson’s arch above spanning 200ft. 

  • 2 miles roundtrip
  • Easy to moderate hiking in sand and rock
  • 2 – 2 ½ hours
  • Rocky trail with some sand

Tuesday, Oct. 15 - Virgin River Trail - Old Pump Station (Easy)
Enjoy a leisure walk down a small portion of the Virgin River Trail system to see the old pump station.  Trail follows along the Virgin River from the Confluence trail head to Bloomington.

  • 5 Miles roundtrip
  • Easy
  • 2 ½ hours approx
  • All Paved Walking

Wednesday, Oct. 16 - Historic St. George Live City Walk (Easy)
Visit with some of the old pioneers as you see the historical buildings in down town St. George.  Meet Brigham Young, Jacob Hamlin and more!  We will first travel to Santa Clara to take a brief tour of Jacob Hamblin’s home and then drive over to the St. George historical district.  We will see the Tabernacle, Court house, Opera house, and Brigham Young’s winter home!

  • 2 miles roundtrip approx
  • Easy (some stairs)
  • All Paved Walking
  • 3 – 3 ½ hours approx
  • Places to sit in the buildings while we listen

Thursday, Oct. 17 – The Bowl, The Vortex (Difficult)
Located near Lower Sand Cove in Dammeron Valley, you will see some unique Navajo Sandstone Features.  Trek across lava flows, sandy walkways, and red and white Navajo sandstone rocks.  See various plant life and enjoy scenic views.  The trail is un-even at times, goes up and down rocky areas, in sand, but ends with seeing a unique “bowl” or “vortex” like feature in the Sandstone. 

  • 2 ½ miles roundtrip approx
  • Difficult due to rugged uneven sandstone and sandy trails
  • 3 ½ -4 hours approx
  • Un-even sandstone and sandy trails can be difficult walking
  • Difficult. Walking sticks suggested if you need them for balance

MEDALS:
• This is not a competitive event - medals will not be awarded.
• Participants completing three (3) Walks / Hikes or more will receive a commemorative T-Shirt.