Description - Kershaw-Ryan State Park is situated in a colorful, scenic canyon at the northern limit of Rainbow
Canyon. Steep canyon walls tower over a long, narrow valley. Early settlers here cultivated a
garden of grape vines, trees, and grassy lawn surrounding a spring-fed pond, providing a sharp
contrast to the rugged landscape.
- This colorful scenic State Park offers visitor several recreational opportunities within the lush and rugged contrasting area. Park facilities include:
Picnic Area: Day use picnic sites are provided. Visitors may also wish to hike to scenic overlooks and other back country locations for primitive picnics.
Group Use Area: Two group use areas are available by reservation, for groups up to 60
people. Contact the park to make reservations.
Hiking: Visitors are welcome to explore the park's back country area above the canyon. There are three developed trails for your enjoyment. The Canyon Overlook Trail is one mile long, the Horsespring Trail is .5 mile long, and the Rattlesnake Canyon Trail is about .5 mile in length.
Park Information: General information may be found at the information kiosks located at the picnic area and the campground.
Recreation - A picnic area, restrooms and trails offer visitors nature study, photography, picnicking, hiking, and scenery.
Climate - Summers are dry and warm, with temperatures ranging from a high of 95F to a low of 55F. Monthly rainfall is often less than one inch. Winters are usually cold with highs reaching only 50F. Snow averages several inches to one foot, and may stay on the ground for long periods.
Kershaw-Ryan State Park is located three miles south of Caliente, and only 25 miles west of the Utah border in Lincoln County. Park elevations range from 4,312 to 5,080 feet above sea level.