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Snow Canyon State Park, Utah

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Snow Canyon State Park is a state park of Utah, USA, featuring a canyon carved from the red and white Navajo sandstone in the Red Mountains. The park is located near Ivins, Utah and St. George in Washington County. Other geological features of the state park include extinct cinder cones, lava tubes, lava flows, and sand dunes.AboutSnow Canyon is named after early Mormon settlers Lorenzo and Erastus Snow. It was designated as a Utah State Park in 1958.Two canyons, West Canyon and Snow Canyon, begin side-by-side at the north gouging deeply into the sandstone of the Red Mountains, each canyon then running southward, slowly converging then finally meeting in the middle of the park. From there Snow Canyon continues south-by-southeastward as a single, larger canyon. Near the park's southern entrance, the canyon ends, its mouth opening out onto the Santa Clara bench near Ivins, Utah.A paved two-lane road (formerly SR-300) enters the park from Ivins on the south, winds up the canyon a ways, then climbs up the eastern edge to the bench above Snow Canyon, where the road joins State Route 18. Ancient lava flows spill over the eastern edges of Snow Canyon from above, where the road climbs out of the canyon.
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  • we love to visit the park and also see the plays going on next door. the scenery is superb and a great place to hike  more »
  • Unless you live in St. George, or are familiar with the area, you might never know about this absolute gem. This small State Park holds its own against some of the most beautiful National Parks across...  more »
  • If you're in St. George, take the short drive Snow Canyon State Park. There's lots of hiking and the scenery is spectacular.  more »
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  • I brought my kids down to use our State Parks pass. This was my first time here and I had a great time. My kids are young and there were multiple hikes available. Jenny's Canyon was cool. It has a small slot canyon that my kids enjoyed. My kids enjoyed climbing up the rocks at Pioneer Names trail.
  • The park does charge a small fee, I feel it is well worth the ability to access such incredible public land. The parking areas for the individual trails tend to get a big overcrowded at times and make finding a spot hard. There are a wide variety of hikes, easy to more difficult. The entire canyon has awe inspiring views and magnificent rock structures in every direction. It is a great place to take the family for a hike. I particularly enjoyed the lava flow.
  • Our family really enjoyed this park. We enjoyed learning how the area was created. We went in to one of the lava tubes and saw a bat. It's definitely rugged terrain but beautiful at the same time. We would definitely go back and would enjoy camping there.
  • Very nice state park with lots of hiking trails. The campground was quiet and sunset and sunrise are very photogenic. I would love to come back and hike more of the trails. Close to town and there was cell rein most of the park. The lava flow in the valley was very interesting. The staff is extremely informative.
  • We love snow canyon! It's well maintained and taken care of. We've ran, walked, and cycled up the canyon. If there's time to stop for a while, enjoy the scenery this canyon had to offer.
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