Yant Flat (Candy Cliffs)

Yant Flat is an area I’ve wanted to explore since hearing about it a couple of years ago from some friends. One of my goals this year is to hike places I’ve known about but keep putting off. Yant Flat is now a check mark but certainly not a one and done.

My friend, Mark Wade, his brother Ron and his two sons joined Susan and I for an early morning hike to explore this amazing area together for the first time.

How to get there

From St. George proceed north on I-15 to exit 22. Proceed 1.7 miles on South Main Street and turn left onto Silver Reef Road. After 1.2 miles Silver Reef Road becomes Oak Creek Road. Proceed on Oak Creek Road for an additional 2 miles and bear left onto an unnamed Forest Service Road. A high clearance vehicle may be desirable but not necessary on this road. The road is suitable for passenger cars in dry conditions, but can become impassable when wet. Proceed on the FS road for 7.4 miles to the trailhead. The trailhead is located on the left with a fairly small parking area, which can be easily missed if you aren’t gauging your mileage.

If you are coming from the north on I-15 take exit 23 and bear right at the exit onto Silver Reef Road.