We ended up hiking and biking at the Red Cliffs park system on three different days. The variety of trails and gorgeous landscapes accessed from two different entrance areas within a couple miles of our campground was too hard to pass up...not to mention the lack of crowds!
Here's a few more pictures of the area; enjoy...we sure did!
|Maybe a '65 Plymouth abandoned with a view.|
|Dinosaur tracks! There are several places to see them at Red Cliffs.|
|We saw a couple of young tarantulas. The body is about the size of a penny.|
|A morning view of the variety of geologic terrain in Red Cliffs park, |
as seen from the Cottonwood Canyon trail head.
|About 3 miles into Cottonwood Canyon we stopped to enjoy the variety of colors displayed in stone.|
Red Cliffs has several different sections: the Recreation Area, the Desert Reserve and the Conservation Area. There are two entrances within a mile or so of each other. Both access points are through tunnels under interstate 15 that are 11'9" tall. Well worth seeking out this hidden gem!