Red Cliffs Recreation Area

Bureau of Land Management, Utah.

Nestled beneath the backdrop of the Pine Valley Mountains, riparian environments created by Quail and Leeds Creek wind their way through rounded hills, shaded canyons, and soaring cliffs of Navajo Sandstone.

This welcomed oasis within the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area protects critical habitats for the threatened Mojave Desert tortoise, endangered native fish of the Virgin River system, native and migratory birds, and other desert species.

The Red Cliffs Recreation Area provides a small campground, shaded picnic area, historic and paleontological sites, and miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

Red Cliffs Recreation Area Information

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Recreation Activities

As you explore the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area please follow all posted regulations.


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Access note: To enter the Red Cliffs Recreation Area, vehicle and trailer height and width is restricted to 11 feet 9 inches to pass through two narrow underpasses beneath the I-15 freeway. Plan your travel according. 

Northbound from Saint George: From I-15 northbound, take exit 22 for UT-228 north toward Leeds, then turn right onto Old Highway 91. Continue for 2 miles, then turn right onto West Red Cliffs Campground Road. 

Southbound from Cedar City: From I-15 southbound, take exit 23 toward UT-228/Leeds, then turn left onto Silver Reef Road. Continue for 480 feet, then turn right onto Main Street. After 1.5 miles, continue southbound on Old Highway 91 for 2 miles. Turn right onto West Red Cliffs Campground Road.