©2005 James W. Booher
The North End of Red Cliffs Recreation Area Near Silver Reef, Utah
January 18, 2005 A side road off of this road leads to the Oak Grove Campground which is in a beautiful stand of Ponderosa Pine with lots of scrub oaks around it. The main road goes past the Danish Ranch and becomes increasingly difficult as it heads to St. George the back way through the mountains. As you progress you keep hoping that the worst is behind you (ruts and small creek fords) but there are far more difficulties as you go. The worst is an area of volcanic rock where there are boulders sticking up in the road trying to scrape the underside from your car and cut your tires. Then after a steep downhill grade in these rocks you reach better road again on into St. George. I made it with my 1997 Honda Accord EX by choosing my route carefully and moving very slowly. I would never do it again! I would recommend a 4WD vehicle with high clearance and good tires for the trip.