Hollow Cottonwood Tree at Sunset
The images in this post are of an old collapsed cottonwood tree on the Red Reef Trail in St. George, Utah. The tree is so big that two people could easily stand inside it.
The trail head starts at the Red Cliffs Campground. The best spot to park, is near campsite #2, if you can get it. Parking is extremely limited, so go midweek or very early in the morning or late in the day or you will struggle with parking.
It’s 2.2 miles out-and-back and it’s an easy trail for kids. The trail passes old cottonwood trees, an alcove with Pictographs, and reflection pools in the creek, and a pair of waterfalls that are sometimes dry.