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Snow Canyon State Park
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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  • Paula G
    Cerulean, Kentucky121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Short trip from St George
    An excellent day trip from St George, Utah!! Lots of trails to hike. Nice people and we love Jenny's Canyon. We visited on Memorial Day and it was not too crowded. I would recommend if you are looking for things to do. We spend a little over half a day there.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 29, 2023
  • Fearless822725
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Snow Canyon State Park is a gorgeous treat!
    We flew in to Las Vegas, so Snow Canyon was our introduction to a roots trip to Mormon settlement areas in Southern Utah. And what a welcome! We know canyons. We were raised in the west. But we had never seen anything like the modulation from orange and lava landscape to garnet red backed with vanilla ice cream colored hills. We drove through in late afternoon, so the light was highlighting each of these perspectives in the most astonishing way. We didn't stop to hike, but the 7 mile highway through Snow Canyon State Park was marked with many trails ranging from 10" strolls to longer and more rigorous trails. A brochure at the Park entrance provided all the info needed to make a choice. There's a modest entrance fee to help maintain the park perfectly, and a lovely little museum (and restrooms) to explain the astonishing history of this place. As a bonus, when you drive up from the south, you pass through a Joshua Tree forest. Who knew? Ivins is a lovely (newly built!) town nearby with food and other services you might need.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 2, 2023
  • David P
    Monroe, Wisconsin153 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome hikes with beautiful views!
    If you want to escape the crowds of Zion national Park, this is the place for you! You can spend a half a day to a day in this park, hiking the various trails, seeing all of the beautiful scenery. Johnson’s Canyon was one of our favorite hikes! It took you to the beautiful Scout cave. Bring your camera to take lots of pictures! Also, make sure you do Jenny Trail. This is a very family friendly, short hike into a slot Canyon. This area is the habitat for the desert tortoise. We had fun trying to spot one.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 16, 2023
  • BabsTravel
    Calgary, Canada23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Snow Canyon is beautiful - avoid Red Mountain "Resort" though!
    Amazing place to hike and explore. Make sure to stop at FeelLove café in Ivins. A helpful warning - avoid the Red Mountain "resort" property for accommodations, they double charged our credit card, allowed staff members to steal items from rooms, and haven't answered our emails. Had to make a claim via our booking site and credit card provider. The area is gorgeous though. Amazing red canyon trails and beautiful sunsets.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 2, 2024
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Trina
Salt Lake City, UT398 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
I’d recommend this state park during OFF season, or very early or late in the day arrival. If you don’t have a pass the entrance fee is $10. The park is small and parking is EXTREMELY limited, so worst case, be prepared to pay the fee for a short 15 min ride through. We drove up and down the park trying to find available parking. Driving through without leaving your vehicle still pays the day use fee.

A good suggestion for those who have non-hikers in the group: park at the lava tubes parking and hike DOWN to the butterfly trail and parking. One person in the party can then hike the road back to lava tube parking. We did this and clocked just under 1 1/2 miles. A very short and quick hike/walk.

The trails are completely exposed to the sun so bring plenty of water. The trails are also incredibly populated. There aren’t a lot of defined trails in this park, so be prepared for large crowds. The ecology is fragile so I’m not sure on any options to hike off trail.
Written October 13, 2020
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stay-home-mom-pa
Cowansville, PA169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Hiked and toured this great state park while visiting St George. Terrain is awesome and there are many great views. We toured during the midday hours which I don't recommend due to the heat of the day. Make sure to bring adequate water. The park has a honor pay system upon entering the park. Please drop some money in. There is a small visitor's center that has information on the local plants and animals. This is a good place to visit if in the area.
Written July 28, 2021
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Doxiemama3
Cambridge, MN134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Snow Canyon has many trails but only one that is accessible to wheelchairs. We thought perhaps we could make it onto some of trails anyhow but they were too sandy for the wheels. The park is lovely and well maintained. Much less crowded than the national parks and only $15 entrance for out-of-state visitors. Beautiful views. We learned of this gem from the locals. When we came home and told others who had visited south western Utah many times they were completely unaware of it's existence.
Written March 22, 2022
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lucsimsthomas
San Antonio, TX292 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Some of the locals at St. George told us about this state park so we decided to visit since we could not get to Capitol Reef National Park because of monsoon flooding.
This park is nice but almost devoid of trees, so wear lots of sunscreen because shade is a rarity.
it is a beautiful gem though with some great scenery. We hiked the Lava Rocks Trail where you can see the remains of a long ago volcanic eruption. The terrain is gorgeous, but this trail is also filled with lava rocks that you must walk over so it seems longer than the 2.5 miles round trip that it actually is. It didn't help that we started too late in the day and it is very hot here in July.
There are lava tubes (caves) that the adventuresome can climb down into -- but they are not for the faint of heart.
Bring cash to pay because there is no one working at the entrance and it is on the honor system to pay and get a pass.
Written August 29, 2021
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Kevin P
Waihi Beach, New Zealand432 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
We did a number of routes here. My favorite was a bolted 3 pitch 5.6 called Barbarian. It probably went more like a 5.8 in places, but it was a good half day of fun. Recommend doing the walk off at the top, too easy to get your rope stuck if you try to rap on slabby sandstone.
Written February 23, 2022
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Finkfam6
Taylors, SC32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We started by coming in from the north and doing the Lava tubes first, which was our longest planned hike at this site with our kids (ages 10 - 15). We got there about 7:45 and it was already really hot - bring lots of water! The first lava tube is better than the second. The petrified dunes are really easy to access from the picnic table area - not really a hike at all. Kids loved climbing them. We had to walk to get to Jenny's Canyon trailhead. By 9:45 it was pretty busy. It was a good little trail and cool slot canyon, but there were lots of people at the time of the day. Overall, worth the entrance fee!
Written June 7, 2021
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Sandy817
Phoenix, AZ886 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We loved this State Park as it is beautiful and not very crowded. Parking at trails is limited however. We hiked to a slot canyon and had to park some distance away. If you want to you can just drive through and enjoy the natural beauty from your car. There is a small green grassy area with picnic tables near the RV camping area with bathroom facilities that made for a very pleasant picnic stop for us. Entry fee is $15 for cars from out of state.
Written October 15, 2020
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BabsTravel
Calgary, Canada23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Amazing place to hike and explore. Make sure to stop at FeelLove café in Ivins. A helpful warning - avoid the Red Mountain "resort" property for accommodations, they double charged our credit card, allowed staff members to steal items from rooms, and haven't answered our emails. Had to make a claim via our booking site and credit card provider. The area is gorgeous though. Amazing red canyon trails and beautiful sunsets.
Written January 2, 2024
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vaughanm1976
Amarillo, TX720 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We went to this park for a scenic drive. It is just a short distance north of St George. In December it was not very crowded which made driving the entire park road easy. Great scenery of lava flows, petrified sand dunes, red rock formations, and historical areas. Plenty of hiking trails and picnic areas too.
Written December 23, 2021
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1610mikeb
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This was a really great find! Amazing scenery and great hiking opportunities without the insane crowds we found at the National parks in this area.

The petrified dunes, the red rock cliffs alone make this worth the stop. Unfortunately I didn't have time to check out the lava tubes but hope to be back soon to check those out as well!
Written March 20, 2020
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