Explore the ancient Shinob Kibe

Tom’s Experience hiking Shinob Kibe:

Shinob Kibe (pronounced Shih-no-Bee Ky-bee) was named for a Paiute deity who was considered a protector of the mountain tribes. Shinob means great spirit and Kibe means mountain.

Hiking Shinob Kibe

This mesa was a sacred place to the local Paiute Indians who would climb to the top to seek refuge from the Navajos who would come to raid and capture the women and children for slaves.

Shinob Kibe Trail

In the 1930s the Civil Aviation Authority constructed a concrete navigation arrow to help pilots navigate from Salt Lake to California for air mail.

Shinob Kibe St George Hikes

The trail is only 1.5 miles but is very steep. You gain about 650 ft from the trail head to the summit.

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At the summit there is a log box and great views of the surrounding areas. There is also a Facebook page with photos and other information about this mesa. Dogs are allowed on this trail.

Shinob Kibe Cave

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Trail Info: The trail starts where Paiute Drive and Blackhawk Dr meet in Washington, Utah. The trail is 1.5 miles round trip but is very steep.

GPS: Trailhead = 37.122928,-113.49061              Navigation Arrow = 37.1174,-113.487671

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