When you hit the road, this spot will make you come back for more. Red Reef Trail in Utah leads you through sandstone canyons to a lush pool where you can enjoy a dip in the refreshing waters. You’ll want to roll the windows down and feel the breeze against your skin as you seek out this dreamy destination.

If you're craving the open road and fresh air, this whimsical spot is the perfect escape.

Red Reef Trail in Utah’s Red Cliff Reservation is a short hike that will lead you to a small watering hole nestled in the sandstone walls.

You can explore the stunning area and catch a glimpse of some unique desert wildlife, as well as exceptionally lush flora and fauna along the drive there.

The trailhead is located at the Red Cliffs Campground near Saint George.

From the beginning of the trail, you can follow the path a little over half a mile to the breathtaking waterfall and shimmering lagoon that sits tucked away in the canyon.

Though the water levels vary throughout the year, you can still enjoy a refreshing dip or climb the ‘steps’ that have been carved into the orange walls to explore beyond the falls.

If you want to relax for a bit in the remote nook, it is the perfect spot to snap some seriously cool photos and cool off from the trek.

The rushing water from the falls, coupled with the high reaching gorge walls, provides a little oasis right in the middle of the desert perfect for a dreamy day under the sun.

You can visit this spot for $5 per day, and there is a longer 6-mile hike through the entire area if you want to continue exploring.

This dreamy backdrop featuring a lush waterfall and shimmering pool will make you wish you could stay forever.

Red Reef Trail

Price: $5

Coordinates: Latitude: 37.2242, Longitude -113.406

Why You Need To Go: You can hike through orange slot canyons to a shimmering pool and waterfall.


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