Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Saddle

Melanie and I went on a hike together this morning over the Tuacahn Saddle.  I don't know if I can count the amount of times I've heard our Desert Cliffs guests say they love this hike and that it's their favorite.  In fact, many times our return guests will request it and if the weather and conditions are suitable, we are happy to oblige.

I don't know if I can pinpoint exactly why it is everyone loves this hike so much.  It could be the fabulous views from the saddle, looking down onto Tuacahn and Snow Canyon.  It could be the heart-pumping scramble to the top.  It could be the arch, Fern Gully and pools of water on the decent.  It could also be the sea of sand that sculpts and tones our calves (well the guides love it!).  It could be the possibility of seeing a Desert Tortoise or the Jack Rabbits. It very well could be the combination of all of these things.  I know it is for me.  This hike leaves you feeling accomplished with an "I can do anything" feeling.

We call this hike The Saddle, but it is known in Snow Canyon State Park as Padre Canyon.  If you are a guest with Desert Cliffs, you'll enjoy being guided on this hike with us but if you visit the St. George area on your own, this is should be on your must-do-list.  Check out the Snow Canyon tab above for more info.

We have just posted a poll on our Desert Cliffs Facebook page because we're interested in hearing which hike is the most favorite of our beloved guests!  Go vote!  If you don't see your favorite hike listed, be sure to vote "other" and list the hike in the comments section.

Take a hike!!

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