Easy going outdoor destinations are perfect for beginners and children. These places are also nice for finding some stress relief or stretching the legs after a long drive. Every public lands agency offers nature trails and these attractions are usually the most easy going touring option in the park. Nature trails are designed to familiarize visitors with the local environment. Challenges are minimized to prevent deterring visitation and conveniences are usually located on site or nearby. Better still, many nature trails have been brought up to code for the physically challenged during the last few decades. Nature trails certainly are a great landing place after a long drive and a little something can be learned every step of the way.
The Red Cliffs National Conservation Area is a popular winter destination located next to St George, Utah. The Dixie National Forest borders upon Red Cliffs and these public lands also have a lot of outdoor activities to offer. When planning a Red Cliffs visit, a good option is to begin the tour at the Silver Reef ghost town next to I-15 in the north end of Red Cliffs. From the ghost town it is just a short drive uphill to one of the best nature trails in the region, which happens to be the Children's Forest at the Kiln.
This little park in the national forest certainly is a nice spot to find serenity and it is a good place for children to discover the wonders of nature. There is also a lot of old west history connected with the discovery of silver in this area and one of the old charcoal kilns for the Silver Reef mill is located at the nature trail site. This all provides plenty to learn and talk about while walking the pathway and the lengthy Red Cliffs tour awaits next door.
All these reasons make it easy to comprehend why beginning a Red Cliffs tour at the Children's Forest at the Kiln is the best way to go. There is also one intangible reason for going north to south through Red Cliffs. The city of St George will be the end point when going north to south through the mountains and the benefits of civilization will be readily available after the long day is over. There are many unique points of interest to experience at Red Cliffs and the Children's Forest at the Kiln definitely is a nice place to start!
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