Activities Outdoors

There is so much to do in St George and the surrounding areas. Here is a some of the local favorites, we hope you get a chance to experience "Our St George".

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Zion National Park

National Park

Zion National Park, Utah 84737

(435) 772-3256

 

Utah's First National Park

Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon. Zion’s unique array of plants and animals will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present day adventures.

Zion National Park is a United States National Park located in southwestern Utah, near the city of Springdale. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile park is Zion Canyon, which stretches 15 miles long and spans up to half a mile deep. It cuts through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The lowest point in the park is 3,666 ft at Coalpits Wash and the highest peak is 8,726 ft at Horse Ranch Mountain. Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park has a unique geography and a variety of life zones that allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. Numerous plant species as well as 289 species of birds, 75 mammals, and 32 reptiles inhabit the park's four life zones: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest. Zion National Park includes mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers, slot canyons, and natural arches.

Zion's National Park

Sand Hollow State Park

3351 South Sand Hollow Rd

St George UT 84737   435-680-0715  

Sand Hollow Reservoir’s warm water makes it ideal for skiing and other water sports. Anglers fish for bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish.

Nearby attractions include St George City, Quail Creek State Park and Red Cliffs BLM Recreation area. Zion National Park is within an easy driving distance.

Main Attractions

Sand Hollow is a very popular, very scenic state park near St George in SW Utah. It offers a warm-water reservoir, sandy beaches and red rock; an access tunnel to Sand Mountain provides ATV trails through the sand dunes.

Location

Located near Hurricane, approximately 297 miles south of Salt Lake City. It is a 45 minute drive from the park to Zion National Park and 20 minutes to St George. From I-15, take the Hurricane exit (Exit 16). Travel east on Hwy 9 for about four miles to Sand Hollow Road and then turn right. Travel south for 4 1/2 miles and turn left at the park entrance.

Seasons/Open Hours

Open year-round; no holiday closures
April thru September - 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
October thru March - 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
(The park gate is closed overnight. Please plan accordingly)

Decontamination Station Hours
November thru February - 7:00-9:00 AM and 3:00-5:00 PM
March thru April - 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
May thru Labor Day - 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Labor Day (September)-October - 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Note: Invasive mussels have been found in Sand Hollow Reservoir. People who boat here must take special precautions to decontaminate their boats and gear before accessing the reservoir.

Entrance Fees

Day use is $10 per vehicle, including use of watercraft launches and OHV access
$5 day-use for Seniors 62+
$75 Annual Pass is available at the park
$35 Senior Adventure (annual) Pass is available at the park

Activities

Boating
Water sports
Fishing
ATV riding
Camping
Picnicking
Hiking

Camping

Two campgrounds to choose from; Sandpit Campground (ATV's allowed to drive in) offers 19 dry camping sites, 6 power sites, and 5 group sites. All sites have a fire ring and picnic table. Westside campground has 50 sites with full hook-ups. Westside sites have covered picnic tables and fire rings. Both campgrounds have restrooms with showers which is included in your camping fee.

Primitive camping area available for tent camping and RVs — all must be self contained October through March.

Camping Reservations

800-322-3770 (toll-free from outside the Salt Lake City area)
801-322-3770 (from within the Salt Lake City area)

Facilities

Concession-Food, ATV and Watercraft Rentals, Store
Visitor Center
Campgrounds with Showers
Modern Restrooms
Outdoor Shower
RV Dump Station
Boat Ramp and Docks
ATV Trails
Hiking/Biking Trails
Picnic Areas
Group Day Use Areas

Snow Canyon State Park

Kolob Canyon & Arch National Park

3752 East Kolob Canyon Rd

New Harmony UT 84757 435-586-9548  

Welcome to Kolob Canyons
The Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park is located at Exit 40 on Interstate 15, 40 miles north of Zion Canyon and 17 miles south of Cedar City. A five-mile scenic drive along the Kolob Canyons Road allows visitors to view the crimson canyons and gain access to various trails and scenic viewpoints.

Here in the northwest corner of the park, narrow parallel box canyons are cut into the western edge of the Colorado Plateau, forming majestic peaks and 2,000 foot cliff walls. Whether you come to view the panoramic landscape from our scenic drive, hike into one of our majestic canyons, or begin a multi-day adventure into the Zion Wilderness, Kolob Canyons has something special for everyone to experience.

Kolob Canyons Visitor Center
All guests are required to stop at the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center to show an Interagency Park Pass or pay the Zion National Park entrance fee. Wilderness permits can be obtained here for backpacking campsites and canyoneering routes in the park. There is also a bookstore operated by the Zion Natl Park Forever Project.

Wilderness
The canyons of Kolob are designated as Wilderness and are protected for their pristine and primitive environments. Consider escaping the hustle and bustle of Zion Canyon by visiting the quieter Kolob Canyons section of the park. Hiking in Kolob Canyons allows explorers the opportunity for solitude and tranquility in a scenic desert setting. In order to maintain the wilderness character and natural conditions of the area, please be aware that affiliated groups exceeding 12 in number are only permitted to hike on the Timber Creek Overlook Trail.

The Kolob Canyons truly are a unique area of Zion National Park, with soaring peaks of Navajo sandstone, canyon streams and cascading falls, and over 20 miles of hiking trails. New experiences and stunning scenery await you around every bend in a majestic land that has retained its primeval character and influence.

   

 

Kolob Canyon & Arch

Hiking

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