Snow Canyon

MODERATE 25 reviews
#4 of 15 trails in

Snow Canyon is a 3.5 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.

3.5 miles
561 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.

1 month ago

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

Wonderful in the morning light!

3 months ago

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.

5 months ago

6 months ago

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!

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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.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

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!