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Cinder Cone Trail, UT

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Distance Lasso-Loop 2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,479 feet
Elevation Gain 400 feet
Accumulated Gain 520 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 1.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 4.6
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7  2022-10-07 Yoder
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author avatar Guides 8
Routes 63
Photos 2,728
Trips 229 map ( 1,786 miles )
Age 57 Male Gender
Location Chandler, AZ
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Preferred Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr → 7 AM
Seasons   Early Autumn to Early Spring
Sun  7:31am - 5:17pm
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Santa Clara Volcano
by Yoder

Overview
This is a two-mile round trip up the "Santa Clara Volcano" an old cinder cone from St. George's geological active past. Trailhead parking is just off Utah Highway 18 just North of Snow Canyon State Park.


If you are visiting Snow Canyon State Park, this may be a fun hike to check out with some great views.

History
Lava flow in the area comes from this and another cinder cone. These two cinder cones make up Santa Clara Volcano. One of the youngest lava flows in the Colorado Plateau.


Gear
Sturdy shoes or boots and long pants are recommended due to the sharp rock and slippery loose gravel/pebbles.

Warning
Anyone who would not take a fall or slip well should take caution. The trip down, begs for a slip.


Hike
Cinder Cone Trail starts out pretty flat and wraps around the cone, then starts up the cone. This is a volcanic cone, so there is loose rock on the way up and down, so be careful of your footing. Once you reach the top of the cone, enjoy great views of the area. From here you can see Snow Canyon and St. George off in the distance. Continue hiking around the lip of the cone in a full circle.

We did this as a night hike, so I can't post any daytime photos. This is a family-friendly hike.

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2022-11-02 Yoder
    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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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From St. George take Highway 18 about 1.3 miles North of Snow Canyon State Park entrance, parking is located on the east side of the road.
    page created by Yoder on Nov 02 2022 7:51 am
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