What we're about

Red Rock Hiking Group: What we do

We're a hiking group based out of Southwest Utah. Our hikes typically are 3-7 miles, with no more than 2000 feet of climb at most, usually less. Very often we hike entirely cross-country, but we avoid technical, equipment-assisted hikes. It's all about being a big strong kid and having a nice ramble in the Big Blue Room.

We will try to make the hike descriptions as direct and accurate as possible, but it is up to the individual to know their limits, and choose hikes that are within their hiking level.

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MISSION STATEMENT

As trail organizers, we are here to make sure everyone is guided on the particular trail and is accounted for in general. We all come onto the trail together, and we all leave together. Hiking with us is like hiking with friends. When we’re on trail, we work as a team, and never leave anyone behind. If we notice people are getting too far ahead or behind, we make sure we stop regularly, regroup, and continue on trail together. In the end, we are a hiking group, and while it is ultimately up to the individual to keep oneself safe, it is up the group to stay together.

DUES/FEES

In order to keep up the maintenance of the site and other expenses, we request a suggested donation of $1 per hike which you can offer to your event host, who may or may not accept it, up to them. Or you can donate thru the "Chip In!" link on the left column as you desire up to as much as you want to annually, and that helps cover the cost of the site and time for organizer's prep.

Upcoming events (5+)

Birthing Alcove, Fallen Rock & Atop

Albertsons

**See Update in comments below!*** Also,changed start time to 10: 30 am....We'll head out in caravan to miles west of Gunlock to go see the Birthing Alcove and Fallen Rock glyphs. We drive up to the site on bladed dirt roads and slightly rougher sandy, rocky roads on the last miles. HIGH CLEARANCE vehicles needed. One of my favorite places to observe some pristine glyphs and pictographs from the old ones. The total hiking is not very far between the rock formations, but to get to the Fallen Rock, there is some exposure where you need to pay attention to hand and foot holds. I will also bring some rope for more of a safety line to hold as you pass over that part. After looking around, we'll try our luck at climbing to the top of the rock formations and play around there as desired, eat lunch, and travel back to town. We can also go see the Joshua's in bloom down on Old Hwy 91 or check out the Gunlock Waterfall. Extra credit climbing, scrambling, and scouting around is entirely your choice. You may opt to just mosey around taking photos or relaxing on your favorite rock. Bring 2-3 liters of water, lunch, wear protective hiking gear, hat and camera. Special Notice: Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

Transview Mountain Loop

Maverik

Weather Notice, Thursday the 21st: Things have improved for Sunday! Saturday is slated to get temps in the mid-fifties at the hike altitude, with sun later in the day. Sunday is also warm and very sunny with only light winds. The current heavy precip is rain, with snow only above 6000 feet, and the hike's highpoint is just 6300 feet. I figure we'll hit some melting snow patches high on the mountain, but the slanted sandstone is all lower down so that's very good news. There may be a dusting of snow Saturday night, but I expect that won't last long once the warm sun hits it in the morning. As for the sand drive, the current soaking is perfect for holding down the deep road sand, and by Sunday any excess water will have drained off. Also the hard-core off-roaders will have been all over by then, packing it well. Lucky us! In short, It's my considered opinion that Transview will be fully doable Sunday, and scenic snow patches should make it even better. Woohoo! :) ------------------------- Rating: 1500ft of climbing, 6 miles, all cross-country. Some hazardous slopes and minor bushwacking. Requires a 90 minute pavement drive and 45 minutes on sandy 4x4 roads. This is an awesome hike up across and around the sides of Transview Mountain, directly south of Parunuweap Canyon and Zion. This mountain has the finest view of Eastern Zion, period. It's magnificent. The route has a mile of sand walking, a couple of miles in the woods, and over two miles of travel across colossal red and white sandstone bowls, with that superb Zion panorama directly across Parunuweap Canyon to the north. The hike does require basic ability to handle one's self on steep, difficult terrain. Prep: 2-3 liters water, some food, sun hat, gloves for the rocks, stout footware. Drive: First we go to Hurricane and stop at the Sinclair station at 300W and Rt. 9, arriving around 8:50 AM, to pick up anyone who's waiting there. Then we drive halfway to Kanab, turning at Cane Beds on a paved highway to Coral Pink Sand Dunes. Halfway there we turn onto remote sandy roads for 12 miles to the trailhead. The driving is pretty easy, but does require a good 4x4 in spots due to soft sand. Last time there were more 4x4's than we needed, and there were over 20 people! See you there... ------------------------------ Please Note The Following: Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

Thunderbird Trackway Climb

Maverik

2nd Weather Delay: It looks like snow at higher altitudes on Wednesday, so once again I'm moving the hike date forward, to March 31st. Rating: Strenuous, up to five miles and 1400 feet of climbing. Some very steep climbing sections with one optional rope assist. The Drive: 2 hours to the trailhead, with 4 miles on smooth easy dirt roads. The Hike: This hike features a strenuous 1000 ft elevation climb over a distance of about 1.3 mile to the top of the Vermillion Cliffs. Additionally there is a two mile round trip hike along the cliff top to Flag Point. Most of the cliff climb is on ever steepening dirt and rock slopes, followed by many cliff bands that require long zig-zags to pass safely. The climb includes one cliff band 30 feet high, at a very steep, 35 degree slickrock angle. It does have several carved steps in critical spots, and natural handholds as well. It's the only way to the top and requires some agility and arm strength, along with good balance and confidence with heights. It's not quite 'stemming,' but some arm work is needed to reach the top of the incline. The last part of this section has a small flat platform facing a waist or chest high ledge with flat ground beyond, where the backwards falling exposure is fairly high due to the lack of good handholds. Agile climbers can easily make it, so our lead climber will take a rope and anchor it around a couple of trees above to provide a rope anchor. I've led a sizable group on this route and everyone made it okay (with a lot of assistance for some), but be aware that it's a somewhat scary spot and some might find it a bit much. The rest of the climb isn't all that easy either, but is much safer than the cliff band. Be aware that a fall during almost any part of the climb could be fatal, and if you are not confident in your general rock climbing skills, please don't attempt this hike. After all that climbing, we get to view quite a bit of rock art just under the clifftop, along with lots of dinosaur tracks on the top of the cliff, including the "Thunderbird" trackway. Flag Point is within easy reach, only one mile distant along the edge. We'll make that trip just to stretch our legs a little after that stiff climb. Driving: We meet at the Washington Maverik (behind the store). Then 1.5 hours to Kanab, then 13 miles east on Hwy 89 and 4 easy dirt miles to the trailhead. Prep: Boots, 2 liters of water, an optional hiking pole, gloves for the rock climbing, and a camera, natch. See you there! --------------------------------------- Please Note The Following: Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.

Pickle ball Night!

little valley pickle ball complex

Come out and learn , play, or just have fun and enjoy the game of pickle ball! This game promises fun, exercise, and a great way to make life long friends! We'll meet at 7;30 pm,and play until around 8:30-9, every Thursday night! Message me for any questions! Hope to see you there! This meetup is joined with pathfinders

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