It’s no secret that St. George and its surrounding areas are full of great hikes, but where are the best places to go?
Snow Canyon State Park has lots of great hikes for the experienced and for those of you who want to bring your kids along and don’t want anything too difficult.
Here’s a list of some of the trails at Snow Canyon State Park. You really can’t go wrong with any of them.
Whiptail Trail – Easy 6 miles round trip. Family friendly and accessible to physically challenged. This trail is also great for jogging and biking.
Johnson Canyon – Easy 2 miles round trip. Trail winds through red sandstone cliffs and lava flows.
Jenny’s Canyon – Very easy 1/2 mile round trip. Trail leads to a scenic overlook of some of the canyon.
Sand Dunes – Very easy 1/2 mile round trip. This is a great hike for children. The end point has a very fun red sand play area.
West Canyon Road – Easy 7 miles round trip. This trail winds past large canyon walls and enormous red sand cliffs. It will take you right to the mouth of Snow Canyon.
Pioneer Names – East 1/2 mile round trip. Another kid friendly hike. Children love to see all of the pioneer names written on the walls of the canyon. The writing dates back to 1883.
Hidden Pinyon – Moderate 1 1/2 miles. On this hike you will see many of the geographical features of the park and lots of flora native to this desert.
Three Ponds – Moderate 3 1/2 miles round trip. This trail winds through deeper sand and up and down small slopes to the mouth of a 400 foot canyon.
Petrified Dunes Trail – Moderate 1 mile round trip. A few steeper slopes and uneven slopes make this hike a little more difficult but the view is definitely worth it.
Butterfly Trail – Moderate 2 miles round trip. Many of the parks beautiful features can be seen along this hike and it is easy enough to take the whole family.
White Rocks Trail/Lava Flow Overlook – Moderate 4 miles round trip. This trail passes through lava flows, red sand rock formations and takes you to the natural amphitheater of white sandstone.
Be sure to ask the park ranger located at the parks entry stations for a map of the park. It will have all of the hiking trails exact locations listed!