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Best trails in Snow Canyon State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Snow Canyon State Park, Utah? AllTrails has 26 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 17 moderate trails in Snow Canyon State Park ranging from 1.1 to 11.4 miles and from 3,149 to 4,862 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Snow Canyon's most notable feature is the large canyon among the Red Mountains, however there are many interesting features to discover, including lava tubes and flows, cinder cones, and sand dunes. It is a great state park for hiking, biking, and equestrian use.
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Map of trails in Snow Canyon State Park
Park information
Acreage
7400 acres
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mailing address
Snow Canyon State Park
1002 Snow Canyon Drive
Ivins, UT 84738
Contact
(435) 628-2255
Top trails (26)
#1 - Scout Cave Trail
Snow Canyon State Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
The trail passes over lava flow fields, stream beds, and Navajo Sandstone rocks. Trail is open all year, but watch for flooding in rainy seasons.Show more
#2 - Lava Tube Trail
Snow Canyon State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
This is the real American Southwest, with a wildness and emptiness that allows you a taste of frontier life. Show more
#3 - Petrified Dunes Trail
Snow Canyon State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 38 m
Some steep slopes, uneven surfaces. This route crosses massive Navajo sandstone outcrops and sand dunes frozen in timeShow more
#4 - Johnson Canyon Trail
Snow Canyon State Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 47 m
Please note: this trail is closed March 15 to September 14 each year due to turtle conservation. For more information please visit: https://stateparks.utah.gov/stateparks/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2Show more
#5 - Jenny's Canyon Trail
Snow Canyon State Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 8 m
This great children's trail leads to a short, sculpted slot canyon. It is level with few slopes and steps. Note: Closed annually from March 15 to June 1Show more
#6 - Butterfly Trail
Snow Canyon State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 31 m
Butterfly Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Dammeron Valley, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activShow more
#7 - Whiterocks Amphitheater Trail
Snow Canyon State Park
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 27 m
Whiterocks Amphitheater Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Saint George, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offerShow more
#8 - Snow Canyon
Snow Canyon State Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
This self-guided nature trail highlights geological features and native plants of the park. This loop covers parts of 3 different trails and a dirt road. If you like stay in the campground and cover Show more
#9 - Padre Canyon via Tuacahn Trail
Snow Canyon State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
This trailhead is to the right of the theater entrance, as seen from the parking lot. The trail starts to the north and promptly goes under the maintenance road and then up into Padre Canyon. Watch foShow more
#10 - Snow Canyon Red Mountain Trail
Snow Canyon State Park
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Length: 12.1 mi • Est. 5 h 50 m
Note: This trail is not maintained or marked, and should be considered backcountry travel. Navigational aids are strongly recommended. Search and rescue operations are not uncommon for hikers lost inShow more
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