Weekend Adventure in Red Cliffs

When heading out for adventure in Southern Utah it’s easy to pick the more popular locations such as; Cedar City, St. George, or Zion National Park. However, missing out on everything offered in and around Red Cliffs Recreation Area in Leeds, UT would be a mistake!

Friday

Set up for your stay in Red Cliffs Campground. With 10 campsites within beautiful canyon walls of classic southern Utah red-rock. A small stream emerges through the campground and there are hiking, fishing, and picnic opportunities.

Once you’re set up and ready to go set out on the Red Reef Trail! This hike is a relatively easy 1.44 mile ending in a natural pool with a rope attached to climb past it, and a popular repelling spot just past it. While the trail is short the scenery is phenomenal!

Waterfalls, blooming cacti, and towering walls of red rock.
Check out the link included in the post below to learn more about this trail.

After playing in the water and taking in the scenery on the Red Reef Trail, test your exploration skills and see if you can find the dinosaur footprints within Red Cliffs Recreation Area!
Head to the northwest of the Red Cliffs campground.

Image taken from Google Maps

Saturday

Step back in time with a day trip to Silver Reef Ghost Town.
Silver Reef was a mining boom town in the late 1800’s with the discover of silver in sandstone (something that is quite rare). This area is now a Wild West Ghost Town with living history demonstrations, unique exhibits and some pretty incredible views.

With frequent Old West reenactments this is one pretty lively ghost town!

Check out their Facebook account @SilverReefMuseum for videos and daily photos of the inedible view from Silver Reef!

Sunday

Hopefully you had some fun, made some s’mores, and enjoyed your weekend in Leeds, Ut!

Before heading out stop by Quail Creek State Park to fish and play in the water.