Snow Canyon Red Mountain Trail is a 4.8-mile round trip hike near Dammeron Valley that offers breathtaking views of Snow Canyon State Park from the back side. You can continue this hike for a total of 12.1 miles out and back if you’re feelin’ frisky. A little over 2 miles in you’ll get great views of Snow Canyon, and bonus, no park fees to enter. You also get great views of Pine Valley Mountain on your way back to the trailhead.
Keep in mind that the sand struggle is real with this one. It’s a great workout trudging through it, mixed with the length, but the views are totally worth it. This trail is a mixture of deep sand and large rocks.
If you continue past the Snow Canyon overlook, you’ll find some pools amongst the white rocks (depending on the season)
Trailhead GPS coordinates: 37.16784, -113.39163
Directions: From I-15 Exit 6, take Bluff Street north (State Route18). Go 3.7 miles to Snow Canyon Parkway and continue straight through the intersection. Continue north for another 11.4 miles. Turn left onto a gravel access road leading directly into the trailhead. The turnoff from SR 18 is marked with a large highway sign.