Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wrapping up the Hurricane, UT Area

We've spent a week at the St George RV Resort in Hurricane, UT and now it's time to boogie on down the road to Kanab, UT.

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!


  1. We loved Cottonwood Canyon Road. I don't know if that's where you were. Cockscomb formations, Grosvenor Arch and at one of the road was Kodachrome State Recreation Area (or something like that). Beautiful area.

    1. Nope, this was a Cottonwood Canyon within Red Cliffs Recreation Area in Hurricane. We'll have to check out Kodachrome the next time we are in the area as we are now South of there and continuing South.

      Did the Best Friends tour yesterday and fell in love with the place! Volunteer orientation tomorrow and volunteering on Friday!