Santa Clara River Reserve is located in southern Utah’s desert environment.
Comprised of 6,500 acres of public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Reserve protects open space, archaeological and natural resources, and recreational opportunities important to local communities.
Contained within the Reserve is the 1,645 acre Santa Clara/ Land Hill Area of Critical Environment Concern, which contains numerous prehistoric sites and vital riparian habitat. The Reserve is also home to many plant and animal species unique to the Mojave Desert. BLM, together with the cities of Ivins and Santa Clara, developed management strategies that allow for visitor experiences while protecting these valuable resources.
Numerous trails in the Reserve take visitors to evidence of prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan and Southern Paiute cultures, rich riparian areas, and scenic vistas. Please respect and appreciate this special public use area.