WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
THE TEMPLE QUARRY TRAIL
St. George, Utah
The Temple Quarry Trail was used for transporting lava rock by wagons
from the Temple Quarry
to the building site of the
St. George Temple.
LOCATIONThe Temple Quarry Trail went from the Temple Quarry on the southwest side of the Black Hill around the south end of that mesa and down to the Temple site.
The current trail starts at a parking lot on the right (west) side at the south end of Donlee Drive (just beyond the townhouses at 270 S. Donlee Drive). Going through the rock gate there, the trail goes around the south end of the Black Hill and ends at the Temple Quarry on the southwest side of the mesa.
HISTORYThe remains of the trail have been improved and are now part of the St. George trail system.
Andrew Gubler made some improvements, including some signage, as an Eagle Scout project in 1997.
In 2007, the City of St. George built a new trailhead with a parking lot, stone arch gate, and access trail from the parking lot to the old trail location. This project had been pushed by Dr. Mark H. Greene and was dedicated to his memory on November 9, 2007.