I love hiking. The hard work, the solitude, and especially the views. Exploring a new trail can be a real thrill. As Zion continues to be more and more crowded, I’ve turned more of my attention to finding amazing hiking options outside the park. Eagle Crags has been on my list for awhile simply because it is so close to the National Park that it offers an experience and view like it’s in the park without actually being a Zion hike.
Located just outside of the Zion National Park boundaries in the Kolob Terrace section of the park is a pile of rocks that our guide affectionately called his “jungle gym”. That description wasn’t far off. It really felt like we were at a naturally occurring jungle gym designed for both kids and adults alike. Here are a few reasons I would recommend you check out Lambs Knoll with Zion Rock and Mountain Guides.
If you go to Hawaii, you give surfing a try. If you go to Costa Rica, you try zip lining through the jungle. But what about when you come to St. George, Utah? I can tell you after living here for a few years that the answer to that question is two fold: mountain biking and canyoneering. Today, let’s take a look at mountain biking and why you have to give it a try when staying in St. George.
There’s something really captivating about cycling for me. I find it hard to really define for people who don’t enjoy it the same way I do. And for those that do love it, I don’t even need to try and define it. In the simplest terms, there’s a sense of empowerment and freedom that riding a bike gives me that I don’t find in other ways. For those reasons, I was thrilled to learn that the city I moved to a couple years ago was very pro cyclist. Today I’d like to take you on a tour of St. George and it’s amazing bike paths.
I hadn’t been on a horse in 20 years and my last experience wasn’t a good one so when I was offered an opportunity to go again, this time in Snow Canyon, I was looking forward to replacing a bad memory with a good one and that’s exactly what happened.
For a normal person, waking up to rain on the day you planned to go for a hike would be huge disappointment. Luckily, I’m not a normal person. When it rains down here in southern Utah, the landscape changes dramatically and magical things can happen—if you know where to look. That’s what I want to offer you today: one of the coolest spots to see when it rains in Snow Canyon.
It’s no secret that there is an amazing National Park in southern Utah. However, it’s not the only awesome place to experience down here, and Red Cliff Recreation Area is one you probably haven’t heard of. It’s a hidden gem that has all the charms of Zion in a smaller package.
When in St. George
Stop by our Tourism Office & Visitor Center for information on St. George, Zion National Park, and other attractions. It’s the perfect first stop for visitors to the area to discover something new, ask questions and pick up materials.
Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
20 North Main Street, Suite 105,
St. George, UT 84770