Welcome Spring

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher   by Carol Davis    ©Carol Davis

Directions: Take the Bluff Street Exit (Exit 6) of I-15 in St. George and follow Bluff Street as it goes  north until you come to Sunset (at a very confusing intersection). Go left (west) on Sunset (SR-91) through Santa Clara, past Ivins and Shivwits.  Shortly after crossing the Santa Clara River the road forks.  Take the left fork (the right fork goes to Gunlock Reservoir) and proceed on SR-91 for 11.7 miles to a place known as Castle Cliffs, for the prominent rock outcrops (on your left).  Turn right onto the gravel road marked by a small sign for "Lytle Preserve" and a larger sign for "Big Cottonwood Game Ranch." Go about 2 1/2 miles down the dirt road and turn right (north) and go about 1 1/2 miles to the parking area for Welcome Spring.

Specialty Birds:  Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (possibly?)

     eBird Data:   | Welcome SpringLytle RanchBeaver Dam Slope (incl. Lytle Ranch Road) |

Nearby:  Beaver Dam Slope, Lytle Ranch, Utah Hill

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