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Snow Canyon State Park
Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park is a magnificent park located close to St George in the heart of Utah’s red-rock country. The park was named in honor of Lorenzo and Erastus Snow, former State leaders in the early years.

With great weather all year round and scenic views, this park is a must-visit when in Utah.

Snow Canyon State Park, Entry Pass Prices, Hiking & Camping Map, Utah

Snow Canyon State Park is made up of sand dunes, volcanic peaks, and the characteristic deep-red sandstone edges, revealing its majestic beauty for the quintessential Utah experience. So spectacular are the views that the park has provided the background for famous Blockbuster Movies. Today, nature lovers looking to enjoy this experience for themselves are spoilt for choice with its great outdoor activities.

These activities include wildlife watching, hiking, camping, nature walks, and a myriad of programs for the little ones. The park boasts approximately 40 miles of hiking trails for hikers to enjoy, while mountain bikers explore the park along its three-mile-long paved biking trail.

Horse riders are also spoilt for choice with more than 15 miles of equestrian trails to discover the park. The diversity of these trails, from the sand dunes to the cinder cones and wondrous lava flow, there is so much to see at the park.

Snow Canyon State Park features great biodiversity, with vegetation that includes the Desert Willow, the Sand Sage, the Black Brush, as well as the Narrow-Leaf Yucca. During spring and fall, the park’s scenery bursts with the color of the blooming of wildflowers.

Wildlife watchers may spot some wildlife species, such as leopard lizards that bask on the stones, canyon tree frogs, coyotes, and kit foxes. The park is also home to threatened species such as desert tortoises and peregrine falcons. For nature lovers, wildlife and plant checklists are provided at the park’s center for a small fee. Camping is also available onsite.

Snow Canyon State Park is accessible using Snow Canyon Drive in Ivins. The park is open all year long, between 6am and 10pm, with no closures for public holidays. Admission fees do apply.

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Day-use Fees
Vehicle: $10 (up to eight people)
Vehicle - Seniors (62yrs+): $5 (up to eight people)
Pedestrian / Cyclists: $5

Camping Fees
Non-hookup sites: $20 per night
Hookup Sites (W&E): $25 per night
Extra vehicle fees (one extra vehicle per site permitted): $15 per night

Group Day Use:
Lower Galoot Day Use Area: $60 (Reservation / Permit required)

Group Overnight Camping:
Cottontail Group Campground: $3 per person + refundable cleaning deposit at park (25 people min – 35 max – 10 vehicles max)
Quail Group Campground: $4 per person + refundable cleaning deposit at park (25 people min – 55 max – 20 vehicles max)

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