Snow Canyon

MODERATE 37 reviews
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Snow Canyon is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near St George, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.4 miles
485 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips



wild flowers



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 all the different trails over a couple of days or try this one to get great views of the area. Start at the Hidden Pinyon trailhead on the west side of the road, take the paved whiptail trail about 30 yards and turn west onto the HP trail which is also signed for Three Ponds trail. Take this trail until you reach a junction and keep left, if you go right this is part of the TP trail and will go back to the campground and visitor center. On the HP trail you will come to another junction where you will turn and go northeast across the petrified dunes. Then you come to the Butterfly trail where you will turn west and follow to a trail junction to an overlook point go up to the overlook to see some beautiful views then back down and go west north west on the trail until you meet up with west canyon road. At this point turn southeast and follow the road past a utility box on the right and an outhouse on the left then an abandoned road on the left and you will then cross the TP trail, turn left onto this trail and follow back to the petrified dunes and back down to the HP trail and back to the road and your finished. This was a great hike and crossed much of the trail areas.

4 months ago

This hike gave us a lot of different scenery through the park. Petrified dunes was awesome however we lost the trail at one point because the markers are too far apart. Still an amazing hike

5 months ago

I didn't go on any trails. Started at the North entrance and hiked through all the rocks and everything to the South entrance. Loved it.

5 months ago

Great hike with so many different landscapes. Petrified dunes section was amazing!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Great canyon to experience and explore. Go early in the summer, it's hot as hell.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Cool little hike if you get bored and have nothing else to do in Saint George. Lots of cool picture opportunities.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Wonderful in the morning light!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Wanted to do the snow canyon trail, biut didn't see the turnoff from the main trail (there's a trail post at each major turn), so I kept going up the canyon. Beautiful views. The main trail is available for any hiker. Excellent hike!
If you have a Utah State Parks pass you can get closer, or you can pay $6 at the gate, but there is a small parking lot before you get to the park if you want the extra hike.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fantastic to see so many of trails in Snow Canyon. It's perfect during the mid day morning in Spring. The 3ish miles give you a taste of slick rock, uneven rocks, red sand and even fun to see bunnies, butterflies and wildflowers. My wedding was at the Overlook so hike up there to see it for yourself if you want to. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Great scenic views

Monday, June 13, 2016

Great family trail! Lots of adjacent slick rock for scrambling, so it can be as easy or difficult as you want it to be. We take our kids on this trail often.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

This is a great nature trail for the family. there is enough natural elements and geography for the adults and enough terrain texture for the kids. The kids will enjoy the sand, lava rock, and the occasional sandstone scamper.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

An easy, beautiful hike that shows off some of Snow Canyon's most beautiful sights.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Great to get out so easily from St. George. Gets busy as the weather warms up.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Amazing views, and a really fun little trail. Definitely worth a redo and great for kids!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Jan 1 2015 - NEW YEARS DAY HIKE with my honey- Emilio 2 hours

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Dec 31, 2014 - 2 hours with Leslie - my new friend!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

short, moderate hike with just a few rocky spots. stunning views and lots of picture opportunities.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Beautiful rock formations surround this short hike. It would be great for kids as there are 19 markers along the way, each noting a different type of vegetation. I learned a couple of things, too! The trail is well marked and easy to follow. Quite enjoyable.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Great but short hike. Lots of cool views.

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