-Hiking in Red Cliffs Desert Reserve-
I went to college at Dixie State University. I remember within the first couple of weeks of moving to St. George it felt like home to me. I’ve loved the city ever since and I enjoy showing my boys all the fun things I love about St. George.
We went down two weeks ago and went hiking in Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. It’s one of our favorite hiking spots. This was our first time hiking this trail in the fall. Before this, we’ve only ever hiked it in the spring. During the spring time there is water that flows all along the trail with waterfalls and swimming holes. It was all dried up when we went, but I actually thought it was just as beautiful. There is something about the red rocks in Southern Utah, that no matter the time of year are just magnificent.
The hike itself starts on the Red Reef Trail. We hiked along the dried riverbed and stopped often to explore and climb on all the rocks. We played in the dirt and watched some tadpoles swimming in a pool of water. The hike is one mile round trip and great for kids. It took us about three hours with all the exploring, climbing and digging we did. As we were hiking out, the boys said, “Mom, let’s do that hike again.” I’m happy to oblige.