Trail Tuesday took me out to the middle of the wilderness in the Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area. There are a couple of hikes from the developed campground, picnic/day use area, but you can also just explore the area and make your own hiking path. The recreation area is close to the Interstate, but you don’t even notice it after you leave the road. Soon you are surrounded by colorful, beautiful cliffs and rocky canyons. The Virgin River runs right through the area. I read that you should keep an eye out for bighorn sheep, but I didn’t see any this trip.
There are two wilderness hikes:
- Virgin River Gorge Nature Trail
- Sullivan Canyon Trail.
The Virgin River Gorge Nature Trail is extremely short. You…