Hike-in Required
Open Year-round
ADA accessible
Guided tours
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Red Cliffs Recreation Area is located just off Interstate 15, and only a short drive from nearby St. George. The area features impressive red sandstone cliffs and is well known for its popular hikes including the spectacular Red Reef Trail. There are also several “side attractions” that can be seen while in the area. These include everything from dinosaur tracks to historic ruins. Please note that a small day use fee ($5) is required to park at the Red Cliffs Recreation Area.

The historic McMullin Ruins are located near the White Reef Trailhead. Although they can be seen from the road, it is best to take the short stroll from the parking area to view the ruins up close. From the parking lot begin on the White Reef Trail for a few short steps, then take a left on the McMullin Trail. Take the next left on the Cordura Trail that leads across an old rock wall and to the ruins.

The ruins here are some of the last remains of the pioneer community of Harrisburg. Nothing but a few stone walls remain standing here. When finished viewing the McMullin ruins, return the way you came back to the parking lot.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

Day use fee


Very short walk to the ruins. More hiking nearby.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions


Historically significant
Family friendly
Big vistas


Nearby Lodging + Camping


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