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Owen’s Loop St George

Owen's Loop St George

Owen’s Loop, located in the beautiful St George, Utah area, is a 2.7-mile out-and-back trail that features awesome views of the city and is rated as moderate.

Directions:

You’ll park at Brooks Nature Park, then follow the Brooks Nature Trail until it connects to Owen’s Loop.

Simply follow the trail until you get to the views!

Click the map below for directions to the trailhead:

Brooks Nature Trail is a cute little scenic walk that offers signage describing the different kind of plants along the way. You’ll also see a map of Red Cliffs Desert Reserve that will show Owen’s Loop.

If you’re lucky enough, maybe you’ll even get the chance to see a desert tortoise during this hike! I didn’t see any this time, but they are super awesome to see in real life! Keep your eyes peeled!

Brooks Nature Trail
Owen's Loop

I really enjoyed the variety of terrain on Owen’s Loop. A little bit of scrambling is involved, but nothing too technical or difficult. There is an elevation gain – approximately 416 feet (if you don’t adventure up other mountainsides like I did).

Gotta have that elevation gain to see awesome views like this one offers!

owen's loop trail
owen's loop trail

Owen's Loop Views

As you climb, you’ll start to see more and more views of the city.

…And clearly of the highway as well, which is not as pretty, obviously. Considering St George is ranked 8th as the fastest growing city in the U.S., it’s no wonder our trails are including more and more views of roads and suburban areas. But alas, I digress.

owen's loop views
owen's loop views

In my opinion, the number one reason to hike (outside of the amazing workout and nature therapy) is the VIEWS. This one does not disappoint!

owen's loop trail
owen's loop trail

Photo Ops

Of course, having killer views also means awesome photo opportunities. You can climb rocks anywhere and get some amazing photos.

girl on owen's loop Utah
girl on owen's loop Utah

You can scramble and climb all over the sandstone formations! I saw an area across the way that I wanted to take photos at, so we climbed up the mountain on the right, then back down a bit to get to get to the edge with a view.

girl on owen's loop Utah
Hike St George, Utah

In Summary:

Overall, Owen’s Loop Trail is a pretty easy and definitely shorter trail that leads you to some awesome views! I would definitely recommend it. This hike is perfect as a family hike including smaller children and is dog friendly as well!

I’m not exactly sure why it’s called a “loop”. You actually just hike up to the views, then back down the way you came.

I hiked this in July, one of the hottest months in Southern Utah, so I opted to do this as a morning hike, getting to the trail a little after 8 A.M.

In the heat of the summer…the earlier you hike, the better. Our temperatures sky rocket over 100 degrees by as early as 11 in the morning. Keep this in mind when doing any hikes. It is the desert, people. Be smart. Bring plenty of water, a snack, and use sunscreen!

owen's loop trail

If you opt to check out this hike, let me know how you liked it in the comments!

For more awesome Southern Utah hikes, click here!

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16 Responses

  1. That hike looks familiar. Did we hike that one with you? Course you hike all the time so may not remember if we went. Awesome views though when you can look out and see the whole valley! Would really love to run across some desert tortoises! Southern Utah has wonderful places to hike! Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. It’s a cool hike! This was my first time doing this one, actually! Thanks for taking the time to read! You’re the best! ♥️

  2. Oh my goodness how gorgeous! Beautiful pictures and I love that you include directions.

  3. Great views! Beautiful place to get in a workout as long as you get out early. I can’t imagine hiking in 100 degree weather. Thanks for sharing a new trail.

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, let me know if you come this way! I’d love to show you around!

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