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SNOW CANYON STATE PARK
SNOW CANYON STATE PARK
1002 North Snow Canyon Road
Ivins, Utah   84738

Phone: 435-628-2255
Toll Free: 877-887-2757
Reservations: 435-628-2255
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Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park
'Snow Canyon Lava Tube'
© Copywright 2010 Curtis Bates

Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park
© Copywright 2010 Curtis Bates

Snow Canyon State Park
'Snow Canyon Vista'
© c Angela Hansen Photography

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A short hike away from the road reveals intriguing vistas and rock formations

Snow Canyon State Park
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Snow Canyon State Park
'Tricolor Rock'
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Three completely distinct rock types and colors are intermixed in the landscape

Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park
'Snow Canyon SP campground'

A beautiful campground srounded by Navajo sand stone

Snow Canyon State Park
'Mountain Fold'
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Sunlight low in the sky emphasizes the fold in this mountain

Snow Canyon State Park
'Park Entrance'
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Driving into Snow Canyon, classic red-rock formations can be seen to the right

Snow Canyon State Park
© Copywright 2010 Curtis Bates

Snow Canyon State Park

Red Navajo sandstone, capped by an overlay of black lava rock, makes photography, hiking, biking and camping in Snow Canyon a double treat. Early spring and fall use of the park is especially appealing due to southern Utah's moderate winter climate. Two recent volcanic cones are found near the head of the canyon.

This strikingly colorful canyon is 11 miles northwest of St. George. Facilities include a 35-unit campground, modern rest rooms, hot showers, electric hookups, sewage disposal station, a covered group-use pavilion and overflow campground.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseHiking Trailyes
 Bridle Trailsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 Water/Electric Sitesyes
Nearby Accommodations
Best Western Travel Inn - St. George, UTHotels/Motels
The Best Western Travel Inn hotel is conveniently located in the center of St. George, Utah. The Best Western Travel Inn is in close proximity to restaurants, shopping, theater, historic sites, activities and more. You'll find the Best Western Travel Inn to be the perfect hotel location in St. George.
10.7 miles from park*
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Trails
Whiptail Trail - 6 miles. Easy. Level with some slopes and accessible to physically challenged. Tucked along the canyon bottom, this sinuous paved trail is suitable for hiking, jogging, biking and rollerblading.Johnson Canyon - (Open November 15 to March 1 only) - 2 miles. Easy and level with some rocky slopes and steps. Boasting the only riparian area in the park, this trail winds through lava flows and red rock to an arch spanning 200 feet.Jenny's Canyon - (Closed March 31 to June 1) -One-half mile. Easy, level with few slopes and steps. Trail leads to a narrow, sculpted canyon.Sand Dunes - One-half mile. Easy. Deep sand with some slopes. Trail leads to a large expanse of red sand that is an excellent play area for children of all ages.West Canyon Road - 7 miles. Easy. Gravel and sand surface. Fairly level. Trail follows a maintenance road winding past washes and towering cliffs to the mouth of present-day Snow Canyon.Pioneer Names - One-half mile. Easy. Fairly level with some steps and slopes. This crescent-shaped trail passes pioneer names written in axle grease, dating back to 1883.Hidden Pinyon - 1.5 miles. Moderate. Rocky slopes. Drop-offs. This self-guided nature trail introduces geological features and native plants of the park.Three Ponds - 3.5 miles. Moderate with some rocky slopes and deep sand. Trail winds through sandy washes to mouth of a 400-foot canyon. Potholes eroded in sandstone catch seasonal rain, giving the trail its name.Petrified Dunes Trail - 1 mile. Moderate. Some steep slopes, uneven surfaces. This trail crosses massive sandstone outcrops where you may explore sand dunes frozen in time.Butterfly Trail - 2 miles. Moderate. Some steep slopes, steps and uneven surfaces. Winding along the west side of Petrified Dunes, this trail leads to West Canyon Overlook and lava tubes.White Rocks Trail/Lava Flow Overlook 4 miles. Moderate. Some rocky slopes, uneven surfaces. Passing through lava flows, juniper stands and breathtaking views of West Canyon, trail leads to a natural amphitheater set in white sandstone. Or reach the amphitheater on a 1-mile trail located one-half mile north of State Route 18 junction.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 12 Beautiful, inspiring, great hiking trail
The lava, red sandstone and white mountains make for beautiful setting. Especially breathe taking in the Spring when everything is green and the wildflowers are out.
March 9 Great colorful park, diverse features by Dino
Very diverse geological features in such a relative small space


Area Campgrounds
McArthur's Temple View RV Resort
975 South Main
St. George, UT

Directions
Take exit 6 and go west on St. George Blvd. until Bluff Street. Travel north on Bluff (which is also SR18) about one mile to Snow Canyon Parkway, turn left, go six miles to Snow Canyon Drive, turn right.

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