The top two photos are from Harmony's trip to Red Cliffs years, like 5 or 6, long before the #ohniceandchubbybabies. She went during March, so we tried to stay out of the water as much as possible. We've since seen photos of people swimming and want to go back! The following photos are from Stephanie's trip to southern Utah with her kids.
The trail was kid friendly, they were so excited to see waterfalls, but we must have come at the wrong time of year.
The kids(7-9yrs) were pretty excited to see a tree that looked like an elephant.
Early spring is best, or maybe call ahead if you REALLY want to plan ahead to see the waterfall.
We would love to go camping here next time and be able to explore more of the trails.
Since we were just driving by on our way home up north, for just a quick hike, it was awesome.
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Red Cliffs Trailhead Directions
The trailhead is at Red Cliffs Campground, a very nice little camping area where there are plenty of rocks for kids to climb on. Cottonwood trees provide shade. Water and restrooms are available. To reach the campground drive I-15 to the town of Leeds (15 miles north of St George) and then follow the frontage road south to Quail Lake. Watch for the Red Cliffs sign and follow the paved road under the freeway and up to the campground. The trail is well marked. BLM has provided interpretative signs identifying plants and natural features along the way.
So neat! Could use more text and explanation... You said you chose the wrong time of year? Why? When did you go? That looks like a waterfall in the first pic, is it not what you were expecting? Also at the bottom it says Entrance Fee = Free but one of your pics clearly shows a sign that says $5.
Sorry, the post went live and we didn't realize we weren't quite done! Haha...Stephanie went in April, but it was so dry, maybe since there has been so much rain it's better. Harmony has been in the middle of winter and there was a waterfall, but you couldn't swim. We've seen photos of people swimming in it, but we're not sure when they went either. Maybe call ahead to see if there is a waterfall.
Thanks for the update! ;) AND for all the legwork!