White Reef Trailhead

This large, equestrian-friendly trailhead is reached by north-bound travelers on I-15 by taking Exit 22 towards the Town of Leeds and immediately making a sharp right turn back to the south on Old Hwy 91.  Southbound travelers should take Exit 23 into Leeds and proceed south through town.  From the Exit 22 turnoff, visitors travel just under 2 miles on the paved frontage road to the small, historic RV community of Harrisburg.  Turn right at the brown visitor sign that says Red Cliffs Recreation Area and travel on a narrow, paved section through two I-15 underpasses (limited height and width).  Turn right almost immediately at the “T” intersection and find the pole-fenced trailhead 50 yards down the road.  Travelers coming from the east out of Hurricane City or Zion National Park may take State Hwy 9 to the traffic signal serving the Washington County Regional Park on the south and the Quail Creek Reservoir and State Park to the north. Turn right at the signal and follow the paved scenic road past the reservoir all the way around to the west to reach Old Hwy 91.  Turn right towards a KOA facility (and the historic Harrisburg community) and then left at a brown visitor sign and the paved underpass road described above.  The trailhead is served by a single vault toilet with parking for lots of vehicles including horse trailers and numerous rails for equestrian use.  The trailhead provides direct and indirect access to 14 different trails in the Red Cliffs Recreation Area with links to the popular Prospector trail and numerous loop options to the southwest (Cottonwood Hills, Spanish Wash, Coachwhip, Bracken’s Loop, and Grapevine, among others).  The trailhead lies on public lands administered by the BLM within the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area.

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