Red Cliffs Recreation Area

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Red Cliffs Recreation Area

Utah

(435) 688-3246

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Overview

Red Cliffs Campground is a wonderful place to camp or just have a relaxing picnic.The campground is in the Red Cliffs Recreation Area and is located just off Interstate 15, 14 miles northeast of St. George, Utah, and 35 miles south of Cedar City, Utah. It is nestled into a shaded nook of riparian vegetation just minutes from the freeway. Directly adjacent to, and accessible from the campground, are a series of trails and interpreted archaeological and paleontological sites. The campground and surrounding areas are all within the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, which has been set aside to protect the endangered desert tortoise. Due north of the campground are the steep and beautiful red rocks of the Cottonwood Wilderness Study Area (WSA). Campground offers paved access road, water, toilets, dumpster, and has a campground host. All sites have shade, a picnic table, fire pit with grill, RV parking, and a tent pad.

Map of Red Cliffs Campground

Latitude, Longitude: 37.224451, -113.405986

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Activities

  • Camping

    There are 10 sites available all with great amenities. A campground host will be there to greet you. Sites have shade, a picnic table, fire pit with a grill, and tent pads.

  • Golfing

    If you're here at Red Cliffs Campground and you like golf, you can take a look at Coral Canyon Golf Course.

  • Hiking

    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. 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.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is encouraged, and picnic areas provided.

Seasonality/Weather

Summertime highs at Red Cliffs Campground mostly tend to be in the 90's with nighttime lows in the 50's. For the duration of the winter the highs are regularly in the 40's, and night lows during the winter for Red Cliffs Campground tend to be in the 20's.

Directions

Driving

Take Interstate 15 north from St. George, Utah, to Exit 22. At the end of the freeway off-ramp, turn right onto the frontage road. Travel approximately 2 miles and turn right after passing the sign for the Red Cliffs Recreation Area. Proceed under two freeway tunnels and follow the paved road into the campground.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(435) 688-3246

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