3 Scenic Hiking Trails Surround The Small Town Of Ivins, Utah – Only In Your StateApril 19, 2022
Posted in Utah
April 19, 2022
You may not have ever heard of the 10.3-square-mile city of Ivins. Although its population is only 8,500, it is part of the much larger St. George Metropolitan Area. It boasts the Tuacahn Center for the Arts, which features both an open-air amphitheater as well as an indoor theater. There is also Kayenta Art Village, which features studios, galleries, a theater, and much more art-related retail and spaces.
What else can you find in and around Ivins? Some really scenic hiking trails. Here’s just a small sampling of some of the best hiking trails near Ivins.
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1. Santa Clara Petroglyphs via Anasazi Trail
This easy, family and pet-friendly trail is 2.90 miles out and back and features – you guessed it – ancient petroglyphs. It’s a popular route for hiking, running, and even mountain biking. While it does feature an incline, it’s very gradual. There are hundreds of these carvings here, with the majority of them at the top of the small hill at the end. Some are just shapes, while others feature recognizable carvings, such as bighorn sheep. Just make sure you look but do not touch them.
While there are no real stipulations about when to hike this, if it’s a hot summer day, you’ll want to make sure that you have plenty of water and sunscreen as shade is sparse.
Anasazi Valley Trailhead, W Old Hwy 91, Ivins, UT 84738, USA
There are two ways to get to the rock art: the southern route, which is steep but short, or you can take a left from the main path and hike the zig-zags to get to them. Check out All Trails for more details on this hike.
2. Hellhole Trail
Located within Utah’s Red Mountain Wilderness, this trail is 3.40 out and back. Expect about an hour and a half to complete, but be aware that the terrain can be a bit rugged, especially if you …….