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Snow Canyon State Park

#47 of 1,038 things to do in Utah
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Address: 1002 N. Snow Canyon Road, UT 84738
Phone Number:
+1 435-628-2255
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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A visual delight

The scenery in this small state park rivals that of the national parks nearby. The lava flows, lava tubes, petrified sand dunes and glorious trails are amazing! We planned to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gurnee, Illinois
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Gurnee, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The scenery in this small state park rivals that of the national parks nearby. The lava flows, lava tubes, petrified sand dunes and glorious trails are amazing! We planned to spend an hour in the park and left 3 hours later. The kids lived all the climbing available. Our family selfie at the top of one of the dunes with... More 

Thank MBHar2014
Jacksonville, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a two month stay in the St George area of Utah, Snow Canyon became our go to park for numerous 2 or 3 hour hikes. The park is not that large but offers an impressive variety of geological features and myriad colors of rock formations. There is a small visitor center located in the middle of the park and... More 

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Paris - France
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231 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see different scenery in a small place, you have to come here. You can see here lava tubes, sand desert, and slot canyons , all in the same place !! It's a state park, it was not to crowded when we came. We started by hiking Lava Flow trail, less than 4 kilometers, with some lava... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent part of a day at Snow Canyon. This one is a no brainer if you are in or near St. George and want to go for hikes or just take a beautiful short drive. 15 minutes from St. George. We did Hidden Pinyon Trail and Red Sands in one hike. After our picnic lunch at... More 

Thank Dan M
Sully, Iowa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here on the way back from California. The campground was beautiful, both the natural setting and the condition of the facilities. The rules are strict - no rock climbing, and you can't even pick up dead wood laying on the ground for your fire - but the views and facilities are worth it. As you drive to it, you'll... More 

Thank Jeff P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not too big, with a small but nice campground. Though the hosts are a bit strict. Free solar-heated showers with code you get a check in. Don't plan on climbing the rocks in the campground. But the roads are newly paved and perfect for kids' bikes and even scooters. There is a little playground at the campground. Nice trails throughout... More 

Thank teachcolorado
Huron south dakota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park reminded me of Garden of the Gods. Very spectacular formations as well as many things to do for any age group. The brilliant colors of the rocks and the marvel of the lava. A must see.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

I trekked Snow Canyon with water, cell phone and music. I catered to my silly side. Name in the sand, singing out loud and dancing.

Thank mome187
San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Really stunning hiking. We stayed nearby at Red Mountain Resort and hiked here every day. Our favorite was the Hidden Pinyon Canyon hike - really incredible. The Johnson hike was nice and easy, too. Closes March 15. Can't wait to return.

Thank SDTraveler01
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

We did the overlook trail with a family of four. It was worth the walk. Bring some high ankle boots as there are a lot of rocks on the trail. The views are spectacular and there is plenty of parking at the trail head. The trail is pet friendly and easy to follow.

Thank Matt J

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