Red Cliffs Recreation Area

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Red Cliffs Recreation Area

Red Cliffs Recreation Area is located just off of I-15, 15 miles north of St George, Utah near Quail Creek. Red Cliffs is a charming year-round camping area, but particularly attractive in the Fall and Spring of the year when the cold settles in the north. The cliffs protect the campground from the harsh winter winds. When it is icy in the north, Red Cliffs is a pleasant place to enjoy the warmth of the sun. Summers can be hot within the rock enclosure.

Red Cliffs offers several marked hiking trails that will lead you through beautiful red rock formations and narrow canyons filled with pools of water. The Silver Reef lookout trail is approx 0.5 miles long and leads to red rock lookout, which overlooks the Sliver Reef Valley. Sliver Reef is the only known place in the United States where commercial deposits of silver ore are found in a sandstone formation. To the west of the parking lot is a trail head that offers a beautiful hike through a narrow canyon with towering red rock walls and will lead you to several pools of water.

Red Cliffs Recreation Area

These pools could offer a quick cool down for those willing to brave the cold water. If you're planning on hiking this trail be sure to watch the skies as I would suspect this is not a place you would want to be in a severe rain storm.


There are 10 overnight camping sites, and a picnic area next to the creek. Water, picnic tables, and vault toilets are available.

How to Get There:

Take southbound Exit 23 off I-15 to the town of Leeds. Drive south through the town until you get to a sign that says Harrisburg and Red Cliffs Recreation Site. Northbound travelers take Exit 22, turn right and follow the road south approximately 2 miles to a sign that points to a road under the freeway (limited access 11' x 11'), 1 mile to the campground.

More Information:

Red Cliffs Recreation Area

St. George Field Office

PHONE: (435) 688-3200

Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

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