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Welcome Springs

Utah > Saint George

Description

This is a limestone sport area between St. George and Las Vegas that includes The Cathedral, The Wailing Wall, The Sumo Wall, The Basilica, and The Logan Crag.

Getting There

From the south (Las Vegas): Take I-15 north to Littlefield, AZ. Take exit 8 towards Beaver Dam and get onto Hwy 91 (west of I-15) heading north. Follow Hwy 91 for exactly 13 miles and turn left/west onto a gravel road (Lytle Ranch Road). This turn is almost directly opposite an obvious, 200' roadside cliff. Follow this for 1.9 miles to an intersection; turn right. Continue for another 1.9 miles to a water tank and a pair of wooden corrals. Park here. Hike to the walls by following the wash east past the corrals and past cottonwood trees, eventually contouring around to the north. The Sumo Wall will be on your left; for the Cathedral or Wailing Wall, continue past this, eventually contouring back west; these walls will be on your right.

From the north (St. George): From Bluff St. in St. George, take Sunset Blvd. west for 10.9 miles (turns into Hwy 91). Keep left at the fork following Hwy 91 for an additional 11.8 miles. Turn right/west onto a gravel road (Lytle Ranch Road). This turn is almost directly opposite an obvious, 200' roadside cliff. Follow this for 1.9 miles to an intersection; turn right. Continue for another 1.9 miles to a water tank and a pair of wooden corrals. Park here. Hike to the walls by following the wash east past the corrals and past cottonwood trees, eventually contouring around to the north. The Sumo Wall will be on your left; for the Cathedral or Wailing Wall, continue past this, eventually contouring back west; these walls will be on your right.

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Black & White of beautiful undulating limestone.
[Hide Photo] Black & White of beautiful undulating limestone.
The cathedral formation of Welcome Springs
[Hide Photo] The cathedral formation of Welcome Springs
Welcome Springs Panorama with 'Cathedral' area on the right.
[Hide Photo] Welcome Springs Panorama with 'Cathedral' area on the right.

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Dylan Weldin
Ramstein, DE
[Hide Comment] updated area lat/long, thanks. Nov 15, 2012
Spencer Weiler
Salt Lake city
[Hide Comment] It's a bit of a confusing approach for first timers(maybe just me). Pass through a green gate east of the corrals and hike 10 minutes up past many cottonwoods to a 2nd green gate on your right ,ignoring many side roads/paths along the way. After passing through the 2nd gate, hug the fence line on a trail to a doubletrack and then take a left up the next obvious wash after passing a decent sized wall on your right. Sumo wall will be on your left. The wash contours north then west and look for huge cairns marking the hike up to the cathedral. Guidebook says 10 min approach but the road must have been better back then because like poster says, it's 35-45 min. Mar 28, 2015