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Tempi'po'op Trail, UT

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Distance Round Trip 6.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,977 feet
Elevation Gain 300 feet
Accumulated Gain 760 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 3 hrs
Kokopelli Seeds 10.2
Interest Ruins & Historic
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Seasons   Late Autumn to Early Spring
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Southern Utah's Spectacular Petroglyphs
by Yoder & HAZ_Hikebot

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.

Source: BLM

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2022-11-02 Yoder & HAZ_Hikebot
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    To hike
    Tukupetsi Trailhead – From I-15 Exit 6 turn north on Bluff Street. Turn left on Sunset Blvd. Continue on Sunset Blvd as it turns into Santa Clara Drive. Continue 0.5 miles past the Jacob Hamblin Home and turn left onto a gravel road that leads to the Tukupetsi Trailhead. Anasazi Valley Trailhead – Follow the directions above, except continue past the Jacob Hamblin Home for 3.2 miles as Santa Clara Drive turns into Old Highway 91. Turn left on a gravel road and travel 0.3 miles to the trailhead.
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