Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Red Cliffs Recreation Area

 One of my favorite things about Southern Utah is the abundance of Red Rocks. It makes for some incredible views. Red Cliffs, aptly named, features red sandstone cliffs as well as large cottonwood trees.

This submission was sent in by Crystal Wood and I am so glad that she did. It has been many years since I have been and had forgotten how beautiful it was!

Red Cliffs boasts hiking trails, between 10-11 camping sites, and a picnic area. If you are into pioneer history, you can also check out the Orson Adams House just down the road.

Red Cliffs is also part of the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. For more info click here.

Access note: Access to the recreation area is through tunnels that restrict vehicle size to 12 feet in height and width. Also, parking for day use is extremely limited containing only 52 parking spaces.
Day use fees are $5 and camping is $15 per night. I find it worth it as there are many things to do while you are there and it seems to be pretty private.
Red Cliffs Recreation Area is located just off Interstate 15, 14 miles northeast of St. George, Utah.
Directions are:
Take Interstate 15 north from St. George, Utah, to Exit 22*.  At the end of the freeway off-ramp, turn right onto Old Highway 91 (frontage road). Travel south 2 miles and turn right after passing the sign for the Red Cliffs Recreation Area.  Continue under two freeway tunnels and follow the paved road for 1.3 miles into the campground.

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