DIRECTORS: Ira McArthur and Jim McArthur

SCHEDULE: 8:45 am - 12:00 pm, Daily
Mondays, Oct. 8 and 15
Tuesdays, Oct. 9 and 16
Wednesdays, Oct. 10 and 17
Thursday, Oct. 18
Friday, Oct. 12

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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 8:15 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. 8 – Yellow Knolls – (Red Cliffs Desert Reserve)

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 apx. roundtrip
  • Moderate to Difficult due to hiking in sand.
  • 3 ½ hours apx
  • Walking along a dirt road and very sandy trails at times.

Tuesday, Oct. 9 – Temple Quarry Trail

Follow the basalt boulders to the area of the mountain in which the early Mormon colonizers began to mine solid stone basalt rocks for the foundation of the Temple.  You can still see the holes from drilling and the blasting lines.  Beautiful views and vistas.

  • 3 ½ miles rt apx.
  • Easy
  • All dirt Walking
  • 3 – 3 ½ hours apx.

Wednesday, Oct. 10 - 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!  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 rt apx.
  • Easy (some stairs in the historic sites)
  • All Paved Walking
  • 3 – 3 ½ hours apx.
  • Places to sit in the buildings while we listen.

Friday, Oct. 12 – Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs

See some outstanding petroglyphs representing 6,000 years of human habitation and use.  The site has some of the best petroglyphs in the area.  Also enjoy seeing the remains from a pre-historic Ancestral Puebloan Farmstead.   

  • 3 ½ miles roundtrip apx
  • Moderate, climb involved and some rugged portions
  • 3 ½ -4 hours apx
  • Unpaved gravel / dirt walking surface, rocks at times

Monday, Oct. 15 – Snow Canyon State Park, Lava Flow Overlook

The locals call it “the Lava Tubes” but we will only be enjoying the overlook trail and seeing the entrance to the “tubes” .  A moderate trail that will takes us past three lava tube or cave entrances.  Enjoy beautiful views of Snow Canyon State park, lowland plants and possible wildlife sightings.  Past the lava flow entrance, we will enjoy the overlook viewpoint.  Sandy portions of the trail.

  • 2 ½ miles roundtrip apx.
  • Moderate
  • 3 – 3 ½ hours apx
  • Uneven walking terrain
  • Sandy portions of the trail

Tuesday, Oct. 16 - Virgin River Trail - Old Bridge

Enjoy a leisure walk up a small portion of the Virgin River Trail system to see the remnants of the old bridge that was washed away.  Trail follows north along the Virgin River from the Confluence trail head to the river road bridge.  This is a down and back walk on a paved trail.  If you would like more of a walk (apx 1 ½+) when we get to the bridge, on your own, you can continue the trail and do a loop ending back at the confluence.  We are just doing the up and back.  We will be walking from the check in station.

  • 4 Miles rt
  • Easy
  • 2 hours apx.
  • All Paved Walking

Wednesday, Oct. 17 - 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!  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 apx.
  • Easy (some stairs)
  • All Paved Walking
  • 3 – 3 ½ hours apx.
  • Places to sit in the buildings while we listen.

Thursday, Oct. 18 – 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 slick rock 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

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.