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Snow Canyon State Park

#45 of 1,055 things to do in Utah
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Address: 1002 N. Snow Canyon Road, UT 84738
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+1 435-628-2255
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06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Red rocks and volcanoes!

This is an amazing medium sized state park located about 15 minutes drive from St George. It is a combination of sand, red rocks, white rocks and old volcanic craters, holes and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Mexico City, Mexico

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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an amazing medium sized state park located about 15 minutes drive from St George. It is a combination of sand, red rocks, white rocks and old volcanic craters, holes and black volcanic rock. There are several hikes, most of them moderate and about 1-3 hours loops. Great place to spend one day. I would recommend: "Lava Flow", "Petrified... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife & I visited Snow Canyon State Park in April of 2017. We spent several hours hiking a loop that included the following: the Lava Flow trail, Red Sands trail (formerly called the Three Ponds Trail), Petrified Dunes trail, Butterfly trail and back to the car on the Lava Flow trail. We hiked about 5 miles on this loop.... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here with our daughter and her family of four kids. We spent the day hiking the trails--easy enough for even their 5 year old. What a beautiful slice of nature!

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there about a week ago. Originally went 15 years ago. This place is beautiful. The hikes that we took were not difficult. We did the hike where you could see the volcano eruption. Also did a few other hikes in different areas of the park. All different rock formations. Great little visitors center with information on the geology... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited 5 national larks and several state parks we almost bypassed Snow Canyon but how glad we are that we took the time to drive in. At $6 it is remarkable value and the staff in the visitors centre are so helpful and enthusiastic. We only intended staying a few hours but there are so many enjoyable short hikes,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a free day while in St. George so we decided to take the 15 minute ride to Snow Canyon State park. We are so glad that we did. It is only $6. Per car admission. The hikes were beautiful, especially Pinyon Trail and the Petrified Bluffs. We practically had the trail to ourselves, rarely seeing... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our tour of Utah's national parks here. We had an interpretive guide who was a geologist and botanist. We took a short 1 mile hike on a paved trail. It is suitable for walkers and bicyclists, very smooth and wide enough to accommodate both. This was part of many larger system of hiking trails in the park. They... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Way less crowded than Zion and Bryce but just as gorgeous! This park has a $6 entry fee and is very accessible - all trail heads are right off the road. We did three trails total - Jenny's Canyon (a small slot canyon) the Lava Flow trail (unique in that it has lava tubes you can actually climb into) and,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fellow hiker in Zion recommended this park to us, as she was staying in Ivins. She noted it for the Spring wildflowers, which were great, but we loved the many mostly flat trail options after fighting elevation and rocky trails at Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon. It was also totally different from those parks with its sand and... More 

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Utah
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just outside the town of St. George is this gem. With a single road running through it there are numerous hiking trails yielding short hikes with fabulous scenery. From the petrified dunes to the volcanic rock and the red sand trails, this place is amazing. The single two lane road has just been repaved. My best advice is to jump... More 

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