Hiking & Biking in Southern Utah

Are you interested in enjoying outdoor things to do in Southern Utah? Try hiking or biking! We’ve gathered helpful information on hiking and biking, as well as our favorite trails.

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The Greater St. George area is a beloved destination with some of the most incredible and iconic trails in the world. Come explore the thousands of miles of great hiking trails that Southern Utah has to offer!

Zion National Park, Snow Canyon State Park, and Gooseberry Mesa are among the most popular hiking locations with trails for all levels of hikers.

Whether it’s your first time visiting or your hundredth, hiking and exploring the beautiful red rock landscapes will keep you coming back! The beautiful, year-round sunny St. George weather makes hiking the perfect outdoor activity. Spring and fall are ideal times to hike, but many winter and summer days are pleasant, too.

Visit Hike St. George or download the All Trails app to determine which trails are dog-friendly, family-friendly, or suitable for your needs! Be sure to pack plenty of water, regardless of what time of day you hike.

Popular Trails in Snow Canyon

Lava Tube (2.3 miles) – Johnson Creek (1.7 miles)- Jenny Canyon (.3 miles) – Petrified Dunes Trails (1.2 miles)

Popular Trails in Zion National Park

The Narrows – Emerald Pools – Angels Landing (These all require a shuttle ticket to get to the trailhead). Popular Zion hikes that DON’T require a ticket are Canyon Overlook Trail & The Watchman Trail.

Popular Trails close to St. George:

Owen’s Loop (2.7 miles) – Aspiration Point (1.8 miles) – Red Reef Trail (2.2 miles)

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Southern Utah is home to some of the very best mountain biking trails that you can ride 365 days a year! Thousands of travelers come to visit us every year to enjoy our sunshine and ever-growing abundance of mountain biking trails.

The St. George area offers a wide array of trail options to fit the needs of every rider. Whether you’re looking for a quick ride or an all-day excursion, you will find plenty of trails with all different types of terrain. Most mountain biking trails in the St. George area are single track, so you won’t have to worry about sharing the road with ATVs.

Mtbproject.com is a great resource if you’re unfamiliar with any mountain biking trails or how to find their locations. They also have an app you can download to find the trails nearest to you. When planning your mountain biking trip, make sure to check out The Lofts, one of our vacation rental communities built for mountain bikers like you! This community features patio bike closets for every unit and is right next to several awesome trails, including The Green Valley Loop, Zen Trail, Bearclaw Poppy, and Barrel Ride.

Popular Easy Trails

Chuckwalla & Bearclaw Poppy

Popular Intermediate Trails

Gooseberry Mesa, Anasazi & JEM Trail

Popular Difficult Trails

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