Hiking The Virgin River Rim Trail

The 14th most popular hiking trail in Utah.

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Southeast of Cedar City in the Dixie National Forest, the 20 mile Virgin River Rim Trail is a narrow ridgeline hiking trail along the Pink Cliffs through lush alpine forest.

To reach the hiking trailhead from US15, use Exit 15 - Cedar City. Head east on SR14 for 13 miles. Turn right heading south onto access road where trail starts.

Overall, Virgin River Rim Trail is the 14th most popular hiking trail of all 38 hikes in Utah.

Virgin River Rim Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Dixie National Forest (435) 865-3200.

Recommended Book:  "Zion National Park Guide" from Moon Travel Guide

Recommended Map:  "Zion National Park Map" from National Geographic

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  NFS Te-Ah Campground

Luxury Loding:  Cedar Breaks Lodge (888) AT-CEDAR; Lodge At Brians Head (800) FUN-LODGE

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/dixie

GPS:  37.5938, -112.916

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  4/4/2018

ID:  13997

Virgin River Rim Trail Hiking Map


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