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Snow Canyon State Park

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Ranked #145 of 712 attractions in Utah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Aurora, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Hike early in the summer, it gets really hot in the afternoon! The geology of the area is fascinating.

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114 reviews 114 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Talk about places you've never heard of that should have books dedicated to them in travel circles. Having spent time in Zion NP, Garden of the Gods in Colorado, and Sedona AZ, I thought I had seen what there was to see of this variety of landscape. I was wrong. Tucked out to the NW of St George, this splendid... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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202 reviews 202 reviews
89 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Located about 12 miles NW of St. George via Hwy 18 is Snow Canyon State Park with its variety of colors (from jet black lava to red/orange sandstone because of the presence of iron oxide to white Navajo sandstone) and variety of landscape features (red rock canyons with sandstone cliffs as high as 750 feet, sand dunes, lava field, and... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you want to get away from the crowds of the national parks in the summer and still want to do some good hiking, I totally recommend Snow Canyon. It's very beautiful and the hikes are easy to moderate. We never saw a soul on a few of the hikes. It's not as overwhelming as other parks with too many... More

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St. George, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I've lived near the park my whole life, before it was a state park it used to be great. Now that the state has came in it is crowded with rangers, tourism, people, speed traps just so the state can suck up more money.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was a nice little hidden gem that was recommended to us by the Worldmark Resort in St. George. Only about a 10 minute drive but once we got there, we felt like were were a world away from town. Lots of hiking trails to take and the views are really nice! We also visited Zion NP and the Grand... More

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St. George, Utah
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

More than what you expected, this park has majestic and unusual rock formations. They are unlike any I have seen before. Surrounded by red, gray, and black mountains, is a thrill to see. There is plant and animal life that is rare. I liked it.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

First the good, and there is quite a bit. Snow Canyon, NW of St. George Utah, is amazing, a must see. There are great biking paths, wonderful trails, and beauty everywhere you turn. Fees to get in are only $6, free if you bike in. If you have camping reservations, just show them your confirmation, and there is no charge... More

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Norfolk, Nebraska
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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Very close to St. George, Utah, is a great get-way for anyone who wants to enjoy the wonders of nature. Whether you decide to simply drive through the park and enjoy the wonders of the mountains and desert, camp out with family, or mountain climb and hike, Snow Canyon has it all. There's a couple places where you can pull... More

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Arlington, VA
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73 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Overshadowed by nearby Zion, Snow Canyon probably doesn't get as much attention. But we thought the views here were quite spectacular and walking through the lava fields was really like being on another planet. Easy hikes / nature walks. Petrified sand dunes offer some safe scrambling practice. $6/car. Made for a great half day excursion. Biking and horseback riding guided... More

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