Snow Canyon State Park Things to Do

  • Jenny's Canyon - a wall at overlook
    Jenny's Canyon - a wall at overlook
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  • Off 18 North, not in the Main Canyon
    Off 18 North, not in the Main Canyon
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  • A wash just North of the N Entrance off 18.
    A wash just North of the N Entrance off...
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    Petrified Dunes Trail

    by KimberlyAnn Written Apr 17, 2007

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    The Petrified Dunes Trail is about 1 mile round trip, and is rated moderate in difficulty. The rating is due to some steep slopes, and uneven surfaces, as it crosses massive petrified sand dunes made of Navajo sandstone. When you reach the petrified dune area, you must stay in the designated area, but you are able to walk around on the dunes without following a set trail. For this reason you can make this outing as long or as short as you would like to. We found the ancient stone dunes and the outcroppings in the area very interesting to see, with their textured lines creating interesting patterns on the stone hills. We felt exploring this area was well worth the time.

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    Drive the Scenic Road Park Road

    by KimberlyAnn Updated Apr 17, 2007

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    Petrified Dunes Area Along the Park Drive

    If you do not have time to stay and explore the park, at least take the Snow Canyon Drive. This is the main park road that would be an easy detour from US 15, using exit 8, and following the park signs to Hwy 18 then to 18U, also called Snow Canyon Drive. This will take you to the north entrance. This is a two lane road that winds through the park, giving you some grand views, you may even want to snap a few pictures, or who knows, maybe you will plan a stay next time you are in the area. Note: there is an entrance fee. In 2007 it was $5.00

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    Snow Canyon itself - the "facts"

    by Trekki Updated Sep 2, 2005

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    Snow Canyon - on UT 18

    Snow Canyon State Park is located approx. 10 miles northwest of St. George. It’s a colorful mixture of all different rock formations and types – you can find red Navajo sandstone rocks on the eastern parts, white cliffs on the more northern part. Also, large blocks of lava rocks are spread on the ground, said to come from a cluster of volcanos just beyond. You can observe a huge variety of desert plants, among them lichens. Between the rocks, and in the valleys, there are sand dunes, and it is said that some of the cliffs even have ancient native american petroglyphs.

    Even if it’s a small park, it has 16 miles of very nice, quiet and easy hiking. Due to the campground near the park, facilities are available

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    • Mountain Climbing
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    Are the trails groomed?* To...

    by aussie79 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Are the trails groomed?

    * To get all the above information call either the main switchboard at Snowbird, our main number - open 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year: 933-2222 from Salt Lake City, Utah or 1-801-742-2222 elsewhere.

    * Or call the updated current weather/ski line: 1 (801) 933-2100 (toll free from Salt Lake City)

    The base elevation where the Lodges are is 8000 Feet

    The Elevation at the top of the mountain, where the tram is, is: 11000 feet.

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    Lava caves

    by goingsolo Written Jun 11, 2004

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    lava caves

    These caves were formed from liquid lava. They are pretty deep on the inside. Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to go in, but we were told that exploring these lava caves is not for amateurs.

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  • If you make a trip in the...

    by KristinaLMF Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you make a trip in the summer months you have to take the gondola to the top of the mountain. It is a remarkable view especially if there is still snow.

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