2019 Walking Tours Completed Results

Monday, Oct. 7 – Enepitsi Trail and Petroglyphs (Easy)
Enjoy beautiful views of the Santa Clara River Reserve. Take a stroll by the Santa Clara River bottoms and enjoy Indian Petroglyphs. Lowland plants and possible wildlife sightings. Many Petroglyphs can be seen high up on the top of the cliffs, while some are located right along the paths edge. Two large rocks with Petroglyphs are the turnaround point. A beautiful walk along the river bottom. The river is dry this time of year.

  • 3 miles roundtrip approx. Out and back.
  • Easy, Trail is dirt single track and an old dirt road.
  • 2 ½ - 3 hours approx

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

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