Explore the most popular trail running trails in Snow Canyon State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

We did most of this route, it offers a diverse landscape of canyons, sands, and caves! Maybe start with Petrified Dunes (go clockwise) so you get the most strenuous climb out of the way and then you can end with the lava tubes which are cool (both literally and qualitatively). Make sure you bring a flashlight for the tubes.

A fun trail all in all!

This trail is a blast! Well marked, lots of elevation change and pretty views, as well as many opportunities for scrambling and going off the path. Not too long but connects to many other great trails. Look out for the overlook (just off this trail) - provides stunning views and a fun little climb.

Remember to bring lots of water - there's very little coverage and there are strenuous bits.

The views could not be better. The first mile and a half is forgettable but after that was enjoyable, fun, and soul inspiring. First part is mostly rock and dirt, then dirt and sand, then slip rock, and then mostly sand to the overview of Ivins and the lower Snow Canyon. If you plan on doing an out and back be in good shape or make sure you have plenty of time, probably both! In my case, I planned on it but ran out of time and would have been dragging by the time I got back.

First mile is solid. A lot of the Trail is on sand, fits the name. The pools had water so good finish to the trail prior to heading back.

Easy hike with gorgeous slot canyon!

2 months ago

More of a stroll than a hike. Very very short. Worth the few minutes of walking though!

2 months ago

Super easy, with a cool slot canyon at the end that is great for pics

Great views from the top!

This was stunning!!! Cold but worth the off season timing. The pools had water in them and the trail was all but vacant. Fantastic hike!

4 months ago

Absolutely stunning!

4 months ago

Great trail. Lots of rocks and sand. Great views and very little traffic

Very Short dirt trail that leads to a super beautiful slot canyon. We had fun bouldering a little bit with the kiddos. Very short! Fun adventure! Great for kiddos. Check out both the slot canyon trail and the overlook trail.

Super fun trail. Mostly rock and cliff trail - we followed the arrow markers and use them to motivate and power up the hiking energy for the kiddos.

Some great scenery! The trail was not particularly difficult (was mostly flat) but the dimension that I didn't expect that made it a little more tricky was that the actual trail was literally sand. Good hiking boots are helpful, as those of our friends with just running/tennis shoes ended up with a lot of sand in their shoes. We went in November and the weather was perfect with a little briskness in the air.

6 months ago

Really fun to walk and scramble on the petrified dunes. The trail traverses the trails and is not always smooth (which makes it fun but can be tricky for those who may be a little unsteady on their feet). The trail is a little tricky to follow in some parts but watch for the upright/skinny signs and the half bowling balls with arrows. Really fun place for photos! The overlook is worth the short extra effort.

7 months ago

It was easy and fun. Mostly had the area to ourselves...very peaceful.

9 months ago

I had to stop by this trail as soon as I saw the name. I wouldn't even call this a trail, I would call it a cute little slot canyon off the side of the road that you have to walk like five minutes on a sandy path to get to! If you're looking for a workout, this isn't your hike! If you're looking for a cool slot canyon with fun little cubbies to climb into this is a good option. Only $6 to drive into Snow Canyon State Park, but if you don't want to pay the entrance fee you can park outside and walk a ways up the road to get to it as well.

Perfect for kids.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Great short hike!! Beautiful red slot canyon and perfect for kids!!

Sunday, April 09, 2017

More of a jaunt to a cool slot canyon...perfect for kids!

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Loved this short easy hike. The kids loved climbing to the top of the dunes. Beautiful view.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Short hike, but very worth while. Slot canyon is beautiful.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Very short and easy hike, but well worth the trip. You make your way into a beautiful slot canyon and it's gorgeous to be surrounded by the red rock!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Did this quick hike on the way to Zion. Views were stunning, lots of rock to explore, very easy, quick hike if you're pressed for time and want a beautiful view with few people.

Friday, March 03, 2017

A very, very short hike you can add on to the end of a day hike. The canyon isn't anything crazy impressive, but there's some cool little nooks and crannies to climb around.

Friday, February 10, 2017

This is a nice, easy hike with an amazing view from the top of Snow Canyon. Very enjoyable.

on Red Mountain Trail

Friday, January 06, 2017

The hike in to Snow Canyon is easy to moderate - a lot of natural rock stairs at parts. Worth the hike to get such great views of Snow Canyon, though. And good views of the Pine Valley mountains on the way back to the trailhead.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

fantastic outlook of snow valley buy trail not clearly marked all the way.

Sunday, October 30, 2016


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Friday, October 21, 2016

Sandy and rocky, very challenging to run, ok for walking though.

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