Information for the DIY crowd
A trip to the St. George and Springdale areas can easily be justified with a single hike in Zion National Park or Snow Canyon State Park. They are that good! It’s truly a unique experience you won’t find elsewhere.
The best word to describe this incredible terrain is raw. The beautiful red and orange rocks burst and break into mountains, canyons, buttes and gorges that make for some great hiking. It’s amazing to see what nature is capable of.
The St. George area has something for everyone in the realm of hiking. So whether you are looking for a grueling twelve mile hike into the solitude of nature or a fun two mile hike for the whole family, we won’t disappoint.
4 Recommended Hikes in Zion National Park
Particularly pleasant in the heat of summer; this hike offers shade, which is rare in Zion. It also has a couple of impressive waterfalls, one of which you walk behind and is a great way to cool off. There are three separate pools you can hike. It allows you to break up the hike into the distance that best suits your needs. Small kids can still have a good time hiking to the lowest pool.
Location: Zion National Park Length: 3 miles Difficulty: Easy
3 Recommended Hikes in Snow Canyon State Park
White Rocks Trail
Nature is an awesome force. A prime example of that power is the White Rocks Amphitheater in Snow Canyon. It’s worth the trip to see a naturally formed amphitheater.
Location: Snow Canyon State Park Length: 3.75 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Once upon a time it was a river of free drifting sand but no longer. Its short and sweet but it’s a beautiful mile. The rich red petrified sand hills are a unique experience and they make for some artistic pictures.
Location: Snow Canyon State Park Length: 1 mile Difficulty: Moderate
Lava Flow Overlook
A few ages before any of us arrived, this land was alive. Flowing lava moved across the land and mountains were violently created. Its quite the treat now though. Make time to see this volcanic residue.
Location: Snow Canyon State Park Length: 2 miles Difficulty: Moderate