Event Documents

Sponsor

Walking Tours

Directors: Ira McArthur and Jim McArthur

Schedule: 8:45 am - 12:00 pm, Daily
Mondays, Oct. 9 and 16
Tuesdays, Oct. 10 and 17 
Wednesdays, Oct. 11 and 18
Thursday, Oct. 19
Friday, Oct. 13

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 Rules:
• Walking Tours are considered "social"events and are open to all Athletes and Official Fans. Sport fees apply.
• Participants may register for any or all Walks.

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 8:15 am and 8:25 am prior to each Walk. Buses will transport participants to the venues and will leave promptly at 8:30 am.

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

Monday, Oct. 9 – Elephant Arch – (Red Cliffs Desert Reserve)
This is a great hike to see Southern Utah Red Rocks! Typical low land desert landscape that
ends at a cool arch that does resemble an elephant’s trunk. A lot of walking in sand, but worth
every step. If you struggle with balance, please bring walking sticks on this one.
 4 miles apx. roundtrip
 Moderate due to hiking in a sandy wash
 3 ½ hours apx
 Walking along a dirt road and then a very sandy wash.

Tuesday, Oct. 10 –Owens’ Loop
Be prepared to see some incredible views of St. George, Santa Clara, and Ivins! A hidden
gem above the north-west edge of St. George. The single-track trail meanders along the cliff
edge of the Red Hill. As you loop to the north you will look down on Dixie Red Hills Golf
Course. A great hike to see scenic views of the area.
 2 ½ miles apx. roundtrip.
 Easy to moderate walk, uneven terrain
 2 hours apx.
 Walking along sand stone and uneven terrain, well maintained.

Wednesday, Oct. 11 - Historic St. George Live City Walk
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! See the Tabernacle, Court house, Opera
house and Brigham Young’s winter home!
 2 miles rt apx.
 Easy (some stairs)
 All Paved Walking
 3 – 3 ½ hours apx.
 Places to sit in the buildings while we listen.

Friday, Oct. 13 – Pine Valley Reservoir and Historic Chapel
Travel 45 min north of St. George to beautiful Pine Valley Mountain. Elevation apx 6,000 feet.
Enjoy a leisurely walk around the Pine Valley reservoir and day use area. Stop by the historic
Pine Valley chapel on the way back. Bring a jacket.
 2 miles rt apx
 Easy (some stairs)
 3 ½ -4 hours apx.
 All paved walking

Monday, Oct. 16 – Chuckwalla Trail off Highway 18
Enjoy the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve by walking a portion of the Chuckwalla trail system. See
beautiful red rock formations, scenic vistas, and slickrock sandstone. Possible wildlife
sightings of lizards, hawks, roadrunners and others.
 4 – 4 ½ miles rt apx
 Easy to Moderate
 4 – 4 ½ hours apx
 Uneven walking terrain
 Sandy portions of the trail

Tuesday, Oct. 17 - Virgin River Trail
Enjoy a leisure walk down a small portion of the Virgin River Trail system to see the old pump
station monument. Trail follows south along the Virgin River from the Confluence trail head.
This is a down and back walk on a paved trail. If you would like more of a walk, when we
come back you can continue up the trail on your own. We will be walking from the check in
station.
 4 Miles rt
 Easy
 2 hours apx.
 All Paved Walking

Wednesday, Oct. 18 - Historic St. George Live City Walk
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! See the Tabernacle, Court house, Opera
house and Brigham Young’s winter home!
 2 miles roundtrip apx.
 Easy (some stairs)
 All Paved Walking
 3 – 3 ½ hours apx.
 Places to sit in the buildings while we listen.

Thursday, Oct. 19 – Fort Pearce and the Dinosaur Tracks
Listed on both the National Register of historic places and the State of Utah Register of
Historic places. This small structure is one of only three remaining stone guard posts built
during Utah’s Black Hawk War. Then we are off to see the Warner Valley Dinosaur
Trackways. See 161 individual footprints and 23 trackways. This location provides an
excellent opportunity to see where dinosaurs walked in the early Jurassic period.
 1 – 1 ½ miles apx
 Easy to Moderate but the path to the dinosaur tracks is sandy.
 3 – 3 ½ hours apx
 Uneven walking terrain
 Sandy portions of the trail

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.