Red Cliffs

National Conservation Area - Utah

The Red Cliffs National Conservation Area is a 44,724-acre National Conservation Area located in southwest Utah, north of St. George at the northeastern-most edge of the Mojave Desert.

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Red Cliffs NCA https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/utah/red-cliffs-nca https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Cliffs_National_Conservation_Area The Red Cliffs National Conservation Area is a 44,724-acre National Conservation Area located in southwest Utah, north of St. George at the northeastern-most edge of the Mojave Desert.
Vicinity Map Amenities Access roads within the campground and day use area are paved. Both the campground and day use area have accessible vault toilets, potable water, picnic tables, and fire pits with grills. Each campsite has RV or vehicle parking and a tent pad. Trash collection is provided. Electrical and water hookups are not available. Campsites are first come, first served. Fees Interagency Annual, Access, Senior, Volunteer, and Military Passes are honored for day use fees only. All fees collected at this site are used to fund operations, improvements, and repairs at the recreation area. Parking Parking for day use is extremely limited; during the Spring and Fall, traffic control measures may be used and all visitors may not be accommodated. Day use vehicles with trailers must park at the White Reef Trailhead. Central ! ¤ ? ! Pine ! Veyo Valley Red Cliffs Recreation Area ! Diamond $̀ " ! Valley Toquerville ! _ ^ Ivins ! Leeds £ ? LaVerkin ! Red Cliffs National Conservation Area Utah • St. George Field Office Camping Restrictions Stays are limited to 14 days. Camping is restricted to the developed campground. No dispersed camping is allowed in the Red Cliffs Recreation Area. ! Hurricane! ! y ? ! Santa Clara ! Washington x ? ¤ St. George ? ! $̀ " ! Day Use Area NORTH Directions From St. George Take Interstate 15 north to Exit 22. At the end of the off-ramp, turn right onto Old Highway 91. Travel south 2 miles and turn right. Continue under two freeway tunnels (tunnels restrict vehicle size to less than 12 feet in height and width) and follow the paved road for 1.3 miles into the campground. Campsite BLM Site Information Red Cliffs Recreation Area Emergencies 911 - Life Threatening Emergencies (435) 634-5730 Washington County Sheriff More Information Bureau of Land Management St. George Field Office 345 East Riverside Drive St. George, Utah 84790 (435) 688-3200 www.blm.gov/stgeorge_fo Public Lands USA Explore • Enjoy • Protect As part of the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, the Red Cliffs Recreation Area is managed to conserve, protect, and enhance the area’s ecological, scenic, wildlife, recreational, cultural, historical, natural, educational, and scientific resources. Popular today for its recreational opportunities, this area once sustained the lives of earlier inhabitants. From Jurassic-aged dinosaurs, to Ancestral Puebloans, to Mormon Pioneers, the availability and abundance of resources played an important role in shaping this area’s history. To learn more about this special place, visit the public use sites within the Recreation Area that are open for visitation. Please protect our national treasures by acting responsibly and following the rules. Camping $15 per night per site Day Use $5 per vehicle Dinosaur Tracks Archaeological Site Pioneer History Wilderness Trails » Hike the short Silver Reef Trail to see Jurassic-age dinosaur tracks. The red Kayenta sandstone holds three different types of tracks identified as Grallator, Eubrontes, and Kayentapus. Look for the dinosaur footprint sign to locate the tracks and interpretive signs. » Take the 1/2 mile Anasazi Trail to a prehistoric site that was home to Ancestral Puebloan farmers. Visitors can see the remains of habitation and storage rooms, and view interpretive signs to better understand Ancestral Puebloan culture. » Rehabilitated in 2006, the Orson Adams House is a mid-19th century Mormon pioneer residence in the abandoned agricultural settlement of Harrisburg. On-site signs interpret the architecture and history of the home’s inhabitants. » Navajo sandstone eroded by wind and water has created a landscape of rounded domes and numerous small canyons in the Cottonwood Canyon Wilderness. Rugged and undeveloped, explore the wilderness with caution by horse or on foot. » An extensive trail system for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians exists within the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. Use the trails found in this area, or base camp here and explore other regions in the National Conservation Area.
BLM Red Cliffs National Conservation Area Through the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Congress designated the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area (NCA) in Washington County, Utah, “to conserve, protect, and enhance…the ecological, scenic, wildlife, recreational, cultural, historical, natural, educational, and scientific resources” of public lands in the NCA. The new NCA is managed by the BLM St. George Field Office. Where is the Red Cliffs NCA? The NCA is located in south-western Washington County and includes 45,000 acres of public land. The towering Pine Valley Mountains and Dixie National Forest lie to the north, while the communities of Ivins, Santa Clara, St. George, Washington, and Leeds surround the NCA. The NCA boundary follows the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, a multi-jurisdictional land base that has been collaboratively managed by the BLM, the state of Utah, Washington County, and local municipalities since 1996 to protect the threatened Mojave Desert tortoise and other at-risk native species. What are the special values of the Red Cliffs NCA? Are there developed recreation sites and trails in the Red Cliffs NCA? More than 130 miles of non-motorized recreation trails for hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trail riding, are available for public use in the NCA. The Red Cliffs Recreation Area offers camping and day-use areas in developed sites where fees are charged. Are there special restrictions in the Red Cliffs NCA? All motorized vehicle travel, including off-highway vehicles, is limited to designated roads in the NCA. No motorized or mechanized vehicle travel is allowed in the Red Mountain and Cottonwood Canyon Wilderness areas. There are also special restrictions for off-trail travel and the discharge of firearms in certain areas of the NCA. Detailed information can be found at: www.redcliffsdesertreserve.com. More Information: Information about the new Red Cliffs NCA can be found on the St. George Field Office web site at: http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/st__george.html St. George Field Office The Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert overlap in Washington County. In this transition zone, unusual plant and animal species have evolved, including the dwarf bear poppy and Shivwits milkvetch, small native plants that grow nowhere else on earth. The hot, arid Mojave Desert provides habitat for diverse wildlife species such as the kit fox, Gambel’s quail, and the Mojave Desert tortoise. This native tortoise is listed under the Endangered Species Act and is at risk of extinction due to habitat loss and other factors. The newlydesignated Red Mountain and Cottonwood Canyon Wilderness areas are also within the NCA. Here, hikers, backpackers, and horseback riders can enjoy scenic vistas, solitude, and natural quiet, just a few miles drive from local communities. T40S T41S T42S R17W Map Location R17W R17W Red Mountain Wilderness R17W St. George State Park Private US Forest Service USFS Wilderness Area Minor Roads State Existing BLM Wilderness New BLM Wilderness 1 Indian Reservation Washington 0.5 0 R14W 1 R14W 2 Miles 3 4 5 R13W Red Cliffs NCA Leeds 6 R13W 7 Black Ri Wildern St. George Field Office No warranty is made by the BLM for use of the data for purposes not intended by the BLM. This product may not meet BLM standards for accuracy and content. Different data sources and input scales may cause some misalignment of data layers. Cottonwood Canyon Wilderness BLM R15W Red Cliffs NCA R15W Congressionally Designated Boundary of NCA Red Cliffs National Conservation Area R16W Santa Clara Ivins R16W Bureau of Land Management - National Landscape Conservation System T40S T41S T42S

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