Three Ponds

Saint George, Utah 84783

Three Ponds

Three Ponds Professional Review and Guide

"Start out over the slickrock on a well-marked, rock-lined trail. The Three Ponds Trail works its way up and down a few small rocky ridges. The hiking is easy and the trail wide. The trail stays in the wash the entire way; avoid shortcutting across the benches. In dry periods, hiking the wash bottom gets more difficult in the deep, loose sand.

Near the upper end, the wash narrows somewhat, and slickrock walls move closer to frame the canyon. The trail ends at a large pool at the base of a notch through a 50-foot wide sandstone fin. Above the large pool, sunken in the bottom of the slickrock slot, lie two deep potholes; hence, the name Three Ponds. In warm, sunny weather you can cool off by wading into the bottom pool."

Three Ponds Reviews

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Started the trail at dawn so the sun was coming up behind us as we hiked in. This lit up the canyon walls as you hiked though the wash. I missed the "ponds" on first pass, guess I was expecting something bigger. But all in all a good little hike. The sand in the wash was tiring after a little while. But you can spend your time staring at the soaring sand stone cliffs as you hike along and not worry about your footing because the wash is so wide and flat.

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Trail Information

Saint George
Nearby City
210 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2.5 to 3 hours
Late September to early May
Snow Canyon State Park; Red Cliffs Desert Reserve
Local Contacts
USGS Santa Clara, St. George
Local Maps

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Jul 2018