Beta Guide: Kayenta Hellhole

Kayenta Hellhole

Kayenta Hellhole   Kayenta Hellhole The Kayenta Hellhole is a pair of parallel canyons surrounded by thousand-foot high walls, an off-the-beaten-path hike that leads to a cool oasis a short distance from the community of Kayenta. The Hellhole is anything but hellish. With otherworldly views, fun scrambling opportunities and a …

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Beta Guide: Whiterocks Amphitheater

Whiterocks Amphitheater

Whiterocks Amphitheater Whiterocks Amphitheater The Whiterocks Amphitheater is a small but spectacular bowl set beneath numerous jagged peaks at the far northern end of Snow Canyon State Park. The trail is short — less than half a mile one-way — making it ideal for young hikers. For those with a …

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Beta Guide: Blake-Gubler Trail

Blake Gubler Trail

Blake Gubler Trail Blake Gubler Trail In an area blessed with spectacular trails, the Blake Gubler Trail stands out as one of the most gorgeous trails in southern Utah. The route leads through stands of mountain mahogany, castle-like rock formations composed of walls, spires, fingers and splintery towers, and ending …

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Beta Guide: Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site

Little Black Mountain

Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site Little Black Mountain Petroglyph Site Southern Utah, and the greater southwest in general, is widely known for its collections of ancient petroglyphs, rock carvings that can be as much as 2000 years old. The area surrounding St. George is blessed with a lot of these …

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Beta Guide: Red Mountain – Red Mountain Summit route

Red Mountain Summit route

Beta Guide: Red Mountain – Red Mountain Summit route Beta Guide: Red Mountain – Red Mountain Summit route Red Mountain is the dominant landmark in Ivins and Kayenta in southern Utah. Located just west of Snow Canyon State Park, this towering red mesa rises some 1,500 feet above the subdivisions at its …

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Restaurant Review: Even Stevens

Even Stevens

Even Stevens Even Stevens Sandwiches Type: Sandwiches Atmosphere: 4/5 stars Price: 4/5 stars Quality: 5/5 stars Service: 5/5 stars Location: 471 St. George Blvd. Phone: 435-251-6636 I will just come out and say it: Even Stevens is my favorite place to eat in St. George. With a combination of clean, quality food, good prices, nice ambiance, friendly …

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Beta Guide: Red Mountain – Kayenta Crack

Kayenta Crack

Kayenta Crack Kayenta Crack Red Mountain is a massive uplift in southern Utah that dominates the area north of Ivins with towering red cliffs, deep canyons and jagged peaks. Red Mountain is not exactly a mountain in the typical sense. It is more than anything a huge plateau or mesa. When …

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Beta Guide: Tempi’ Po’op Trail

Tempi' Po'op

Tempi’ Po’op Tempi’ Po’op The Tempi’ Po’op (pronounced Tempee-Poe-Ope and means rock writing) trail in Santa Clara is one of the premier petroglyph sites in southwest Utah. With a well-graded trail of a moderate length, stunning views to Red Mountain and the Santa Clara river, plus dozens of wonderful rock carvings, this is a …

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Beta Guide: Red Whale Peak

Red Whale Peak

  Red Whale Peak Red Whale Peak Note: After writing this post I learned this also might be called (the route) “Stairway to Heaven.” Red Whale Peak is a spectacular route up a tall peak connected to the rim of the Red Mountain mesa (as I have been tending to do, this is …

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Beta Guide: On the Trail for New Year’s Day

  Trail length: Approximately 4.3 miles round trip combined out and back (Chuckwalla and North Crossing Trails) and loop trail (Turtle Wall, Paradise Rim, and Halfway Wash Trails). Elevation gain: While the elevation gain from the lowest part of Chuckwalla Trail to the highest point on Paradise Rim Trail is …

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