Southwest Corner Scenic Drive: St. George to Littlefield, Arizona Loop Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A loop tour, combining redrock canyon and dry Mojave Desert scenery. As you might expect, this is a warm spot, with summer temperatures often exceeding 100 degrees. The landscape tends toward dry, rocky desert, with the exception of the pleasant, narrow valley carved by the little Santa Clara River (through which part of this drive runs). To the north of St. George, the forested Pine Valley and Bull Valley mountains provide a cool, green refuge from the often blistering temperatures down here in Utah’s lowest and warmest corner.
The total distance of this drive is approximately 100 miles, depending on which options you choose to follow. The short diversion into Snow Canyon should not be considered a mere sidetrip option; along with the Joshua trees to the west of here, the scenery in Snow Canyon is the real must-do highlight of this drive. Special attractions: Snow Canyon sandstone formations, volcanic cinder cones, Mojave Desert/Joshua Tree Scenic Backway, and rock climbing. Nearby attractions: Mountain Meadows, Pine Valley, Lytle Reserve, and gaming in Nevada."