Get out from behind the desk and off the couch and find your inspiration on a trail. Our home of Duck Creek Village is recognized as a regional recreation hotspot with trails to explore in and around the area. If you are in the neighborhood or planning a trip, we recommend adding these hikes to your itinerary:
Aspen Mirror Lake to Alpine Pond Loop (Duck Creek Village)
Aspen Mirror Lake to Alpine Pond is a lightly trafficked loop route, appealing to all ability levels. The trail is 4.1 miles in length with a 180-foot elevation gain. Forest sections meet stunning water scenes around the lake and pond. Read more about Aspen Mirror Lake.
Cascade Falls and Trailhead (Duck Creek Village)
A short waterfall hike along State Road 14 that takes in Southern Utah’s red rock majesty — Cascades Trail peaks at a canyon rim and a small waterfall springs from the rock. Cascades Trail is a lightly hiked, 1.0-mile roundtrip with the added benefit of restrooms at the trailhead. The best time of day to visit is morning or evening. Local h
ikers enjoy hiking, walking, and birdwatching along this trail in its prime months of June
through October. Leashed dogs are also welcome on this trail.
Virgin River Rim Trail (Deep Creek North Wilderness, Near Duck Creek Village)
Wildflowers spring up from the Redrock ridge, pines sway along the hillside, and hikers are treated to breathtaking vista and valley views. The out and back route features over 600 feet in elevation and traverses 4.9 miles.
Dixie National Forest (Near Duck Creek Village)
Dixie National Forest has over 40 moderate trails, ranging from 1.2 to 41 miles and 3,966 to 11,312 above sea level. A few of our favorites close to Zennest include Navajo Lake Loop, Strawberry Point, and Deer Hollow Loop.
In addition to hiking trails, we highly recommend caving at lava tube Mammoth Cave. Follow our Instagram for more Southern Utah trip inspiration!