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Camino Campana Trail
Camino Campana Trail
This is an easy trail that leads to some Indian ruins and a ton of petroglyphs. Views on the hike are great. This hike has easy access and is well maintained. If you are in the St. George area, you should really check this one out. The main bulk of petroglyphs is located shortly after the excavated home. There is an informational sign titled "Etched In Stone" on the path, if you check out this area, you will identify a number of petroglyphs. Continuing down and along the along unmarked side paths over the cliff, there are many many more petroglyphs to be found.
Recommended Users: Equestrians, Hikers, Mountain Bikers
Two-track and single-track 3.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate/More Difficult (IMBA Trail Difficulty Rating System)
Tempi’po’op (pronounced tumpee poo oop) means “rock writing” in Southern Paiute. The Tempi’po’op Trail traverses the geographic formation known as Land Hill, which was heavily used by both Ancestral Puebloans and Southern Paiute. This trail is popular largely for the numerous petroglyphs (rock writing) that are accessible for viewing from this trail.
In addition, the remains of a pre-historic Ancestral Puebloan farmstead are visible and interpreted for visitors. The views from Land Hill of the surrounding area are another attraction; the Red Mountains, Snow Canyon State Park, Santa Clara River, and distant Beaver Dam Mountains provide spectacular scenery.
From the Anasazi Valley Trailhead, the trail winds upslope for 1.2 miles* to reach the main area of petroglyphs and the Ancestral Puebloan farmstead. The trail continues south beyond the main petroglyph area by way of single-track that hugs the cliff edge. More petroglyphs can be seen here with close observation. An old road is the basis for the next section of the trail as it climbs Land Hill to its highest point.
At the last turn-around in the road, the trail dives off the top, returning to single track and following the edge of the rim. Just as the hill moderates, the trail returns to an old road until reaching its end at the intersection of the Upper Graveyard Trail. Take the Upper Graveyard Trail and then the Fishhook Trail to reach the Tukupetsi Trailhead.
*The 1.2-mile section of the trail has been damaged by a succession of high rainfall storms but is still open for hiking and mountain biking.
Check out the Official Route and Triplog.