Aspiration Trail

Aspiration Trail

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With a name like that, you know I was intrigued. This was another short hike we did during the road trip in October.

One night we stayed over in St George, UT. The next morning, I looked up local hikes nearby and decided to do this before getting on the road again.

There is a lot of confusion as to where the actual trailhead is if you research this hike. I will leave you the coordinates below. I found this to be a good place to start, and it seems Google Maps agree. There is a little parking area.

What’s interesting about this trail is local hikers bring their painted rocks and leave them along the trail for others to enjoy. Some had an inspirational and motivational saying, and some were just purely entertaining. They were all enjoyable to look at, nonetheless. Here are some samples. 

You don’t need a permit or pay a fee to hike here.

This hike isn’t marked very well but not to worry. Just keep walking toward the top of the hill.

Some guides might say it’s a loop, but it isn’t. It’s loop-ish at the most. You can get lost here but it’s pretty easy to correct your path as you’ll be in an open area. In fact, we took a wrong path on the way back, and we found it easy to get back on the right path once we realized it.

This hike offers an expansive view of the entire area. With a little elevation gain, this hike is kid-friendly.

Good to Know:

  • Hike Date:  10.9.20
  • Distance:  3 miles RT
  • Elevation Gain:  364 ft.
  • Maximum Altitude:  3,044 ft.
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy – Moderate
  • Trailhead Coordinates: 37.0332946,-113.5965374
  • Fee/Permit: None
  • Notable: No toilet, exposed, kid-friendly, painted rocks

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