The rolling hills and volcanic rock formations of Three Peaks Recreation Area provide a fantastic location for outdoor recreation. Kids love to run, jump and crawl over the hunchbacked granite outcroppings expanding across the landscape. There’s over 27 miles of mountain bike trails and 42 miles of OHV routes zigzag through Three Peaks’ 6,500 acres.
Three Peaks features several picnic areas with tables, fire rings and restroom facilities. There’s also a large parking area with a gated entrance for large groups and events. Two covered pavilions are available for group gatherings. These pavilions need to be reserved in advance, click here for the guidelines and reservation form.
Must See & Do
A 19 mile mountain bike trial system runs through the complex and is often used for mountain bike races. The trailhead is located just as you come into the Three Peaks Complex near the County recreation area. There are restrooms and water located at the trailhead. | Three Peaks Trail System Map
OHV & ATV Riding
Approximately 42 miles of OHV routes throughout the Three Peaks complex are used throughout the year. Hill climbs, flat terrain, and loops provide diversity for the OHV enthusiast. The routes are mostly historic two-track roads and use is restricted to existing trail and roads.There is a large OHV trailhead and staging area west of the Iron County Recreation Area that has plenty of parking for vehicles, water and a restroom facility. | Color Country OHV Trails – Parowan Gap Trail Map
*Remember that ATV’s are not allowed in the county recreation area other than on the main road.
The popularity of rock crawling at Three Peaks derives from it unique rock formations within this portion of the complex. Approximately five acres of slick rock are available for this activity.
At the far western edge is a dedicated target shooting area that features a long and short range. There is also a cowboy action shooting range for organized events. The range has trash cans and a restroom. Shooting is not allowed in any other area of the Three Peaks Complex.
The Three Peaks area is attractive to equestrians for a variety of reasons, most notably the variable terrain and soil type. For horse training purposes, equestrians are able to ride on flat terrain, gentle up and down slopes, as well as to make steep hill climbs. The sandy, soft soils offer good drainage, which makes Three Peaks a desirable destination for this activity your round, with the most popular seasons being winter, spring and fall. Find corrals, water, restrooms, covered picnic table and large parking lot in the equestrian staging area,located just off the main road near the Welcome Information Kiosk. *Please remember that equestrian use is not allowed on any of the mountain biking trails.
Radio Control Flying Field
The flying field adheres to the AMA (Academy of Model Aeronautics) standards. The field is located in the northern section of the Three Peaks complex; take the road to the east of the Welcome Information Kiosk. The aviation field features as large parking area, a 500’ x 60’ runway and restroom facilities.
Three Peaks Disc Golf Course
Two full 18 hole Championship Level courses that are still fun for the novice player; including stunning views and challenges, expect at least 3 hours to play the full 18 holes or 1.5 hours to play 9 holes. Forgot your discs or just want to try it out, you can rent discs at the Cedar City Visitor Center 435-586-5124, from the BLM Office 435-865-3000 in Cedar City or purchase them at any local sporting goods store, however, you can use any Frisbee you might have at home.
To reach the course follow the directions to Three Peaks Recreation Area and continue past the main entrance (the road will turn from paved to gravel) drive a short distance and you will find the parking area on the left. *Be sure to bring plenty of water and sturdy shoes; you are navigating through sagebrush, juniper trees, and large rock formations. For additional information on the course visit Three Peaks Disc Golf Facebook: /ThreePeaksDiscGolf/