Cinder Cone Trail
Cinder Cone Trail is a short (but steep) hike to an ancient volcano. This volcano is partly responsible for all the lava rock that is seen in abundance throughout Santa Clara. The hike offers spectacular and unbeatable views of Snow Canyon State Park, Dammeron Valley, and other surrounding areas. It is quite steep with loose rocks and has roughly 500 feet in elevation gain.
Address: Cinder Cone Trail, Utah 84770
Usethis map to get to Cinder Cone Trailhead. Parking for this trail is a pull-off just south of the highway split.
- This out-and-back trail is 1.7 miles round trip and is considered moderately challenging. It takes most hikers 1 hour to complete.
- This trail is on the outside of Snow Canyon State Park’s boundaries. There is no fee required to enjoy this hike!
- Dogs are not allowed on this trail.
- There are no restroom facilities on this trail.
- Expect full sun exposure. Be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and water. There are no water sources on the trail.
- The terrain is quite gravely with loose rocks. Wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots if possible. A walking stick is recommended for balance coming back down the trail.