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Lava Tube Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Saint George, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 2.3 mi Elevation gain 396 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Cave

Partially paved

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Scramble

No dogs

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Getting There

This is the real American Southwest, with a wildness and emptiness that allows you a taste of frontier life.

1002 N. Snow Canyon Rd Ivins, UT 84738

From I-15 Northbound: Take exit 6 (Bluff Street). Go north on Bluff Street to the intersection with Snow Canyon Parkway. Turn left onto Snow Canyon Parkway and proceed approximately 3.5 miles and turn right onto Snow Canyon Drive. Follow this road to the south entrance of the park. From I-15 Southbound: Take exit 10 (Washington). Turn right off the ramp then an immediate left at the light. Follow this road for approximately 5 miles to the intersection with Bluff Street/ SR-18. Proceed through the light and continue on Snow Canyon Parkway for approximately 3.5 miles and turn right onto Snow Canyon Drive. Follow this road to the south entrance of the park.

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Recordings (165)
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Scott D
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble

This hike was awesome! The tubes are challenging though and probably not the best for kids. Do not forget a flashlight or you will have no chance in exploring the tubes. Watch for snakes. Overall had a lot of fun. Bring lots of water and sunscreen!

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Yong-Sook Bunton
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Hiking

Pay to get in... $10/car to enter the park. But it was definitely worth it! Lava tubes were cool to look at but what we loved about this trail was climbing up to the overlook rock mountain. It was fun and the view was stunning! There are many other trails down the road as well.

Shaunna Johnsen
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Interesting. Use caution in tubes to avoid injury. A rattlesnake on the trail ended my hike early.

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David Platt
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Hiking

There were several kids here who were having a blast exploring the tubes... ... but if you're not a kid, nor looking to entertain a kid, and have been to a decent lava tube before, these will be underwhelming. Basically all except one deadend almost immediately, aren't photo friendly, and don't offer much to explore. The first lava tube was fun to descend into, though. Meadow Lava Tube also in Utah was much more interesting if a lava tube is what you seek! If you're already at Snow Canyon is this worth doing? If you have extra time, sure, but temper your expectations

Jasmine Jones
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HikingNo shade
Sarah Nye
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HikingNo shadeRocky

It wasn’t too hot of a day so it made for a perfect hike. Watch where you step because of the lava rock on the trail. We enjoyed climbing in the lava tube

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Darion Leavitt
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Hiking

Bring a BRIGHT flashlight if you want to go deeper in the lave tubes

Katie Hatfield
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HikingRocky

The pictures of this trail made it seem like you ended in a tunnel of lava rock that you could walk into, but I think there are more meticulously taken pictures of the tubes. There are a couple of legends lava tubes to see on the trail but then it’s just a very hot, not shaded trek to a road and back. There is a cool rock lookout that merges off of the trail near the top. The start of this trail is also misleading. You have to park in the parking lot right before the trail marker on this map and then walk on another trail to the start of this one.

Kandra M.
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Hiking

Is there a park fee to do this hike?

Michelle Mortimer
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Hiking

My boys loved climbing into the lava caves! Bring headlamps and flashlights for sure! Great adventures for families!

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Aaron Cole
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Nice out and back. Beautiful scenery, but WATCH OUT FOR SNAKES! Almost stepped on a 4 footer.

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Kevin Stephany
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Hiking

Lava tubes were very cool, great views all around.

Kari Garell
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HikingNo shade

Nice trail with two lava tubes to explore. Some sand to walk through and a few steep rocky areas, but easy to navigate. Beautiful wildflowers along the way and as with most trails in snow canyon, the views are amazing.

Michelle Barlow
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Hiking

This was a great trail with an awesome destination—a lava tube cave to climb down into. We brought headlamps for optimal exploring. Perfect for my 4 kids (ages 17-10), but it is also doable for younger kids with help from adults. We really loved this one, especially on a cool March day!

Charlie Maynard
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Hiking

My shoes are full of sand. Didn’t go in the lava tubes because I was by myself but still a cool area.

Stephanie Morgan
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Super fun hike. Beautiful and well marked. Weekends tend to be very busy and the parking lot may be full. Best to hike in Spring or Fall or during early (cool) hours. You can make the hike as long or short as you like.

Sedona Arabella
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This is one of my first hikes I went on when I moved here. This hike is not boring, it's great for anyone of all ages. But word to the wise, don't use your phone as a flashlight. Taking a headlamp is a must. oh, and if you find an Apple phone wedged between rocks, chances are that is mine. :)

Matthew Coffey
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Hiking

Unique landscape, I strung a couple trails together to make a loop as well as some off trail climbing. Great park this time of year, 50ish degrees and hotter in the sun.

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Kasey Davis
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Hiking

Great time!! The lava tubes are a lot of fun. Don’t mind my recording, though I forgot to end it and drove all the way home smh #KEEPGOING

Raven Sentker
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Hiking

Very pretty hike and not to hard

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Patrick McNulty
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Amy Chess
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Hiking

Really awesome, diverse terrain. Going into the lava tubes was so cool! Great hike for kids. Opportunities to climb onto larger rock faces to get a view, or just stay on the relatively flat terrain down below. There was a variety of plant life to look at as well.

Lizz Daley
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