St. George and the surrounding area are full of amazing things to do. If you love red rocks, this is your place. But, if it's hot outside or you're just not feeling up for an outdoor adventure, there are still lots of things to see and do.
Named not for winter weather but after a pair of pioneering Utahans named Snow, this gem of a state park is filled with natural wonders. Hiking trails lead to lava cones, sand dunes, cactus gardens, and high-contrast vistas. From the campground, you can scramble up huge sandstone mounds and overlook the entire valley. Park staff lead occasional guided hikes. The park is about 10 miles northwest of St. George, and about an hour from Zion.
Sand Hollow State Park is a state park located in Utah, USA, featuring a 1,322-acre reservoir and an extensive off highway vehicle recreation area on Sand Mountain. The park is near the town of Hurricane. The park was officially dedicated in April 2003 and surrounds the Sand Hollow Reservoir. Sand Hollow quickly became a popular site for camping, fishing, boating, and ATV riding on nearby sand dunes.
The Red Cliffs National Conservation Area is a 44,724-acre National Conservation Area located in southwest Utah, north of St. George at the northeastern-most edge of the Mojave Desert. It is managed by the Bureau of Land Management as part of the National Landscape Conservation System, and was created as part of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. The Red Cliffs National Conservation Area is part of the larger multi-jurisdictional Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, which was created in 1996 to protect the habitat and populations of the desert tortoise and other species.
This 52-acre rustic community park is a rock climber's paradise. From Dixie Rock, also known as the Sugarloaf, spectacular views of downtown, White Dome, Zion National Park and Arizona can be seen. This park has a large trellis pavilion with two barbecues and fire ring, several smaller picnic areas with tables, two with metal trellis pavilions, and a separate fire pit with an amphitheater. Numerous hiking trails provide access to a Boy Scout Cave, historical pioneer cabin location, slot canyons and a connection into the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.
Town Square, located inside the downtown historic district, is surrounded by some of the city's most prominent historic buildings. The park features several dramatic water features; a splash pad fountain with jets that spray high into the air, a lazy river to cool your feet, and a splashing waterfall. Shade pavilions with tables and chairs provide a relaxing place to watch children playing in the water. With its grassy parade grounds, restroom facility, and monument tower, Town Square plays host to a variety of public events; First Night, Art Festival, Summer Movies on the Square and more.