If you are heading south on I-15, use this map. Take exit 23 and drive slowly through the neighboor hood, road FR032. Eventually you’ll come to this split in the road.
Stay stright for St. George. From here reset your odometer to 0. Drive 7 miles to an area that can obviously fit 10-15 cars on either side of the road – the road is now FR031. If the road has recently been graded, small cars should be able to make it to the TH. Otherwise, you’ll need 4×4 cars. I would call the Pine Valley Forest Ranger before heading out, to check on the road condition. My friend went here in May and said her RAV4 couldn’t make it all the way, yet this past weekend the road was in perfect shape and even my Sonata could have made it. We drove in a Tacoma just to be safe. It really depends on the weather. Call the Ranger at 435.7834338.
Distance: 1.3 miles to Anna’s View Point
Elevation gain: flat
Time: varies, 1 hour minimum
Dog friendly? Yes, off leash
Kid friendly? Yes
The road was in really good shape in September 2017.
Anna’s View Point Trail starts on the south side of the road. You’ll see these boulders and the brown post. You used to be able to take a Razor/ATV down here, but has been closed off for revegetation. There is no official TH sign.
The first mile weaves through a typical pinyon-juniper pine forest, dotted with desert plants. In Spring the yucca and cholla cactus will be in bloom with bring pink flowers.
A few storms were in the area the past two days, making it a much more comfortable hiking temperature in the upper 50Fs. A cool breeze made it feel colder. Once we reached the slickrock it warmed up quite a bit to 65F.
The last 1/3 mile turns into a sand pit, making it hard to hike through.
At 1.3 miles you’ll reach the overlook, Anna’s View Point. From here, explore on your own!
Jax catches wind in his ears!
Look at those deep blue skies!!! A perfect day to be in the desert.
Desert time with my baby.
Beautiful orange and yellow slickrock.
Charlie takes in his view.
A day in the desert can wear a pup out!
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