Anasazi Trail

Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, Near Washington, Utah

Anasazi Trail does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Recommended Users: Mountain Bikers, Hikers, Equestrians. Singletrack trail. 0.5 miles in length. Difficulty: Easy/Easiest. The trail starts on the east side of the campground across the street from campsite #11. Anasazi Trail leads to an interpreted heritage site (Red Cliffs Archaeological Site). Several prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan sites have been stabilized and interpreted for public visitation. Although the area is largely sandy red sandstone, the trail has a compacted surface. A pleasant little section travels through a shady riparian zone, but the majority of the trail is a classic desert experience through sagebrush, creosote bush, and yucca. Loop: For just under a 1 mile loop, take the 0.5 mile Anasazi Trail to the Red Cliffs Archaelogical Site, return 0.1 miles to the intersection with Metate Trail. Turn right on the Metate Trail and travel 0.06 miles to the intersection with the Red Reef East Trail. Turn left on the Red Reef East Trail and in 0.25 miles you will return to the campground between campsites #8 & 9. For a slight variation, turn left on Mano Trail when it intersects the Red Reef East Trail at 0.2 miles. Follow Mano Trail until it intersects Anasazi Trail in 0.04 miles. Turn right to return to your start point across from campsite #11.