Spring Time Outdoor Fun in St. George UT

While most of the nation is experiencing frigid temperatures, St. George UT is seeing lovely weather in the mid 70’s. And while it’s not officially Spring yet, weather like this makes it the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy nature at its best. There are several outdoor activities that offer tons of fun in the Southern Utah area of St. George. So, get out and try something new or visit an old favorite. I have found some of St. George’s most popular outdoor things to see and do that I have listed below.

Fun outdoor things to do in St. George:

Snow Canyon – The beautiful Snow Canyon offers beautiful scenery and several good hiking trails. Some of the most popular trails include:

Jennys Canyon trail — This trails is a short and easy walk that is a great hike for kid.s They will enjoy climbing around the small alcoves in the slot canyon.

Johnson Canyon — This easy hike winds through a natural spring and trees with a spectacular arch near the end of the trail.

Sand dunes — Located near the canyon entrance, this is a fun spot for the kids to roll and jump down the soft sandy hills.

Lava tubes — This trail offers a flat walk through a field of underground lava tubes. The tubes don’t go back very far, but they are fun to explore for a bit, you just need a flashlight.

Pioneer Names trail — This quick walk up a smooth rock slope allows hikers to view names of pioneer settlers written in axle grease on the rock face. The names date back to the 1800s.

Snow Canyon: 1002 Snow Canyon Dr., Ivins Utah, 84738.

Stunning petroglyphs – This place is too amazing not to share. After a short hike up a dirt road, you will arrive at a cliff’s edge, dotted with large square brown and cream boulders. As you explore the angles of these massive rocks, you will discover a variety of stunning petroglyphs. You can get directions at http://www.globecandy.com/

Mining for gypsum Crystals – The crystal mine is a sparkling hole in the ground where you can chip away at the rocky edges and take home chunks of gypsum crystals. It’s so much fun, and your kids will feel like they are digging for treasure. You will need to bring some mining tools such as hammers and chisels to mine with and bags to carry home your treasures. You can get directions at http://www.globecandy.com/

Biking Snow Canyon and Entrada – St. George has a great paved bike pathway that stretches through the city, past the Entrada area, then up through Snow Canyon. This path is perfect for a long road bike ride. The best place to start your ride at the top of Snow Canyon or you begin in a parking area on the right side of Snow Canyon Drive.

Snow Canyon: 1002 Snow Canyon Dr., Ivins Utah, 84738.

Canyon family picnics – Pioneer Park is a 52-acre red rock hillside with no playground equipment needed. Boy Scout cave is also fun to explore. There is also a slot canyon challenge to try for those who are not claustrophobic. As you make your way through, it becomes more narrow, and you feel like you may get stuck between the rock walls.

Pioneer Park: 350 S 300 W, St. George UT

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