||Virgin River Trail
The Virgin River Trail is a paved bike and roller blade trail.
The original section (on which these photos were taken) ran 2.5
miles along the banks of the Virgin River from the Dixie Center in St. George to
but has been extended. It now continues northeast into Washington (two
miles past River Road). On the south, the trail continues past Bloomington
to Sun River. A portion of the section near Sun River is hard-pack
roadbase but isn't paved yet.
Picture: October 10, 1998.
Diane, Alex, and Kristen cruise the VRT.
| The trail sees
heavy use from runners, walkers, roller bladers, and bikers. There are no steep sections. The ride is easy for even the smallest
children. Tiny guys riding with training wheels and young moms pushing strollers with
their roller blades are common.
rides the trail. October 10, 1998
There is water at both ends of the trail, and at a
fountain in the middle. Benches are found periodically.
The trail has extensions into St. George, Web Hill, and to
Picture: Alex shows his biking skills, with the muddy Virgin
River in the background. October 10, 1998
|Getting there: Bloomington. Take the Bluff Street I-15 exit in St.
George and turn west. Immediately turn south (right) and drive on Tonaquint Drive until it
forks onto Bloomington Drive after the hill. Spot the parking area on your left just
before the river bridge. (Or, take the Bloomington exit and drive west through town. As
you cross the Virgin River, you'll see a parking area on your right.)
St. George. Take the Bluff Street I-15 exit and turn east.
Immediately turn south to parallel the freeway. The parking area is on
your right, just after passing the wildlife museum. The eastbound trail
starts on the east side of the road, opposite the parking lot. Southbound
starts by the bathroom.