Natural Parks & Hiking

Walking Trails
Walking is a preferred form of daily exercise for many residents in Kayenta.  Often quiet streets serve as the path of travel, however, many of the newer areas of Kayenta offer paved walking paths for ease and safety.  Take your pet, a stroller, or a friend and enjoy a nice long walk.

Hiking & Trail Running

Kayenta Development has created many dirt roads that provide access and firebreaks to our hundreds of acres of wildlife.  These roads are made accessible to anyone interested in exploring the land.  Good Land Stewardship practices are all we ask: Pack it in, pack it out and leave no trace.

Mixed Use Trail

  • Pickleball Trail – A single track, natural-surface trail with several connected loops runs into the desert between Kwavasa Drive and Hwy 91. It has been designed for hikers, dog walkers, trail runners and mountain bikers. The views along the way of the rocks and desert flora and fauna are spectacular. The Pickleball Trail Head is accessed from just behind the Pickleball Courts on Kwavasa Drive. Click HERE to download a map.

Hiking Trails & Natural Parks
Explore the many natural features of Kayenta.  Within our boundaries, designated natural parks are accessible for hiking and exploring.  Pack a picnic and enjoy the great outdoors right in your back yard.

  • Elephant Rock – The unusual sandstone outcropping takes on the persona of a heard of sleeping elephants.  Perfect for easy climbing, lounging, and playful photos.  Accessible from East Evening Star Drive.
  • Rock Park – This is the largest park in the center of Kayenta.  This scenic mix of slick rock, sandstone formations, minimalist desert views, and overall beauty is a perfect place for an easy hike.  Take a picnic and enjoy the views.  Please remember to leave the site as you found it for the enjoyment of everyone.  Please no bikes.   Accessible from West Evening Star Drive.
  • Hell Hole Canyon – This Canyon gets its name from the fiery red sandstone walls that reach a thousand feet into the sky.  As you enter this narrowing canyon it becomes a cool and tranquil sanctuary.  A natural waterfall flows from the cliffs above during times of heavy rain.  A truly amazing hike!  Parking is available at the bottom of the Taviawk 3 Mile Wash on Taviawk Drive.
  • 3 Mile Wash – This hike follows the flow of the water off of the Kayenta Cliffs in Hell Hole Canyon and tributaries.  This wash switchbacks flowing from north to south and spills into the Santa Clara River.  A canopy of Cottonwoods provides shade as this deep wash reveals hundreds of feet of layered sand, rock, sandstone, and clays.  A great hike to observe wildlife, flora and fauna.  Accessible from Hwy 91 or Paiute Drive (dirt road by foot) or Taviawk Drive at the bottom of 3 Mile Wash.
  • Fire Lake Park at Ivins Reservoir – A cooling body of water in the desert.  Enjoy a swim in the new 4-acre swimming lagoon, take a hike to the rock outcropping on the north-east end of the reservoir and lounge like a lizard in the sun or enjoy kayaking, sailing or rowing on the water.  To keep this body of water tranquil and relaxing, motorized watercraft is not permitted. Access from Crescent Moon Trail via West Lake Drive or the Main Entrance, west old Highway 91 and Crescent Moon Trail.  Parking near the Crescent Moon Inn (parking is marked) or in designated parking at Fire Lake Park.


  • I have got to say how impressed I am by the concept. The area is beautiful and peaceful and the houses blend into the desert.

    Amy Chapman
  • Kayenta, I simply love it! This is the only place I stay when I go to St. George.  We just hang out, go for walks or take a dip in the beautiful pool....

    A Visitor
  • Famous artists of the past simply painted their surroundings. Van Gogh painted his sunflowers; Matissa painted his breakfast. I can paint Kayenta.

    Gary & Cheryl Collins
  • Kayenta is like living in a place where you are on vacation year round. This is our place to create family memories.

    Texixeira Family

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The Kayenta Community, in southern Utah's red rock country, is a tranquil enclave surrounded by protected lands. A 2,000 acre master planned community of fine homes, custom building sites and community amenities, is located 7 miles west of St. George, Utah. Kayenta is a unique departure from the norm, focused on moderate land use, moderate-sustainable growth, and an appreciation for our magnificent natural setting. Nearby, residents find adventure in the southwest's abundance of places to explore. Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks and Snow Canyon are within view. While just beyond the horizon are places like the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell and "Vegas."

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