In Snow Canyon you can watch a lot of colorful lichens everywhere on the rocks.
Here, it should be the orange flame lichen (caloplaca ignea) and the yellow gold cobblestone lichen (acarospora / pleopsidium).
Take care, don't destroy them, don't step on them, as they grow very slow !!
Of course, if you are in Snow Canyon, it is really you who are out of the way, and chances are you have been to Zion National Park already. If not, this popular National Park is about 53 miles northeast of Snow Canyon. Zion has spectacular sandstone cliffs and canyon landscapes that you can explore. The steep, colorful cliffs will tower above you, filling you with its grand beauty. For more information on Zion visit my Zion National Park pages.
There is a hike that is part of Snow Canyon yet located outside the main park. We found this in late April 2006 and did it on a fairly warm day.
The trailhead is located on RT18, just before the turnoff for Diamond Valley. You park right on the hiway and look for a path of use. This is on the right side of the hiway, heading North.
The hike winds around the Cinder Cone and takes you to the top. Eventually! The going is somewhat tricky on loose lava. Towards the end the climb up is a little challenging. My neighbor told me his son did it with the kids, little guys, I would not recommend this for children.
At the top you're looking into the remains of a volcano, pretty neat. There are some really nice views on the way up and at the top. There is a trail around the rim and, actually, it goes down into the cone.