Saint George, Utah

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  • Saint George, Utah

    Check Out Pioneer Park's Little Narrows

    5.0
    0.1 mi
    Pioneer Park's slot canyon is located in the red sandstone cliffs above St. George Blvd in Pioneer Park. Pioneer Park has tables for picnics and lots of fun rock formations for kids and adults to play on. The park is usually very crowded, and it can be challenging to find a parking spot in the pa...
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  • St. George, Utah

    Running Chuckwalla

    5.0
    The Chuckwalla Trailhead is part of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve and provides beautiful and easy to to access running, mountain biking and climbing right outside of St. George Utah.To access the trailhead follow Bluff St. north toward Dameron Valley. Continue straight through the light at Snow C...
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  • St. George, Utah

    Hike to the Snow Canyon Petroglpyhs

    3.8
    1.8 mi / 200 ft gain
    These are the coolest petroglyphs I have ever visited, but they are very difficult to find. They are located in Snow Canyon State Park; the parking is outside of the park and you enter the boundaries by crossing over a barbed wire fence. Bring a GPS if you have one because the petroglyphs are har...
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  • Ivins, Utah

    Hike to the Johnson Canyon Arch in Snow Canyon State Park

    5.0
    2 mi / 10 ft gain
    Note: the Johnson Arch Trail is closing March 15, 2019 and will not re-open until September 14, 2019Johnson Canyon Arch is an out-and-back trail of about 2 miles round trip length that crosses beds of volcanic rock and follows a creek to a large arch and towering canyon views. There is negligible...
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  • Ivins, Utah

    Hike Padre Canyon

    3 mi / 700 ft gain
    Many people access the Padre Canyon hike in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve from the south, which has a parking pull-over just south of the Tuacahn Center main gate on Tuacahn Drive. The trail starts from the southwest corner, passing through a fence. Follow the trail around a prominent butte. Once...
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  • Dammeron Valley, Utah

    Hike Jenny's Canyon in Snow Canyon State Park

    3.5
    0.3 mi / 42 ft gain
    To get here from St George, you take Bluff Street heading north until you reach the Snow Canyon Parkway exit that heads west. Follow this road until you reach Snow Canyon Drive, turn right here. This road will take you into the south entrance of the park. You will come upon a small fee station wh...
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  • Dammeron Valley, Utah

    Explore the Petrified Sand Dunes

    5.0
    Snow Canyon is only 15 minutes from St. George, Utah and has so many neat areas to explore. A favorite of mine is to climb around on the petrified dunes. These are located in the middle of the park right off of the road. There is a trail leading from the parking lot for about 1,000 feet to the du...
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  • Dammeron Valley, Utah

    Explore the Sand Dunes in Snow Canyon State Park

    3.5
    0.5 mi
    To get to Snow Canyon State Park from St George, you take Bluff Street heading north until you reach the Snow Canyon Parkway exit that heads west. Follow this road until you reach Snow Canyon Drive, turn right here. This road will take you into the south entrance of the park. You will come upon a...
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  • Dammeron Valley, Utah

    Hike to Three Ponds

    3.0
    This relatively easy trail is great for the whole family. There are multiple alternate trails branching off from this route, as well, so you can turn this into a much longer hike if you like. Start on the Hidden Pinyon Trail, which has a well-marked turn-off for Three Ponds Trail. The start of th...
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  • St. George, Utah

    Hike the Lava Flow Trail

    5.0
    1.5 mi / 400 ft gain
    From the parking area, the trail travel west directly into the lava field.  This is evident by the sharp black rocks the trail travels through.  Watch for the first lava tube on the left.  All lava tubes have a steep short descent down in to explore a bit but the tubes are not deep and could be d...
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  • St. George, Utah

    Hike the Whiterocks Trail

    1.75 mi / 400 ft gain
    This trail starts from a parking area just off Route 18.  Follow the obvious trail with the whiterocks to the right and views of Snow Canyon.  The trail descend steep, deep sand path until you reach some petrified sand dunes.  Great photo opportunities here.  This section is short lived as you co...
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  • Washington, Utah

    Yant West Loop

    4.0
    3.44 mi / 709 ft gain
    Yant West Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Washington, Utah.
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  • Washington, Utah

    Camping at Yant Flat

    5.0
    2.6 mi / 500 ft gain
    Though only a few miles from civilization as a bird flies, this trailhead is only accessible via a dirt road (that can be quite bumpy - high clearance vehicles recommended though I did it in a car).  Given the condition of the road, drive time can be 45 minutes from St George, Utah.  The road is ...
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  • Dammeron Valley, Utah

    Snow Canyon Overlook via Red Mountain Trail

    4.7
    4.65 mi / 525 ft gain
    While the trail to the top is mediocre, the views once you get there are absolutely stunning, making for an amazing hike. The hike begins at the Red Mountain Trailhead, north of Snow Canyon State Park. This trail is very rock and sandy, without much variety in landscape along the way. During the...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Red Cliffs Recreation Nature Trail

    4.5
    1.39 mi / 266 ft gain
    Hike along streams that run through red sandstone - the blue water makes a fun contrast against the red rocks and sand. To get to the trailhead, drive to the Red Cliffs Campground about 20 minutes north of St. George. There is a small fee to park or camp at the campground. This trail starts in ...
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  • Washington County, Utah

    Rock Climbing St. George Utah

    The Utah Hills areas of climbing are mostly limestone. Some of the best quality rock in the country. There are many areas here that are still being developed. The climbing style is sport climbing and the skill level needed is from beginner to expert, but to enjoy the area to its fullest interme...
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