This hike is a fun place and close to home for those who live in St. George. I like this area and have visited many times. Many of you have probably seen the parking lot on the side of the freeway by the Walmart Distribution Center and wondered what it was.
To get there, take the Hurricane exit. Turn at the first stop light, approximately one mile after you exit. Take a left-hand turn and drive north on the road passing the Walmart Distribution Center.
At the Winkel Distribution building, take the farthest north driveway. You will see the dirt road and the sign pointing toward the freeway. You can drive on this dirt road and pass under two narrow bridges that go under the freeway. This leads to the parking lot. From here, you can enter the Red Cliffs Reserve.
There is much to explore here. You can ride your mountain bike, walk, ride your horse or walk your dog. I like to follow the first trail to the right, down into the Cottonwood Wash.
This is an amazing area we live in. You can go 10 minutes from home and take a different trail every week. Enjoy and let me know what you think.