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Snow Canyon State Park

Snow Canyon State Park   |  Angie Payne
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On the edges of ecosystems, eras or civilizations, you’ll find some of the most remarkable travel destinations. Snow Canyon State Park is one such place. Located at the edge of the Mojave Desert, Great Basin and Colorado Plateau, Snow Canyon State Park explodes with dramatic geology perfect for your outdoor adventure — and photo opportunities.

Cut by water, sculpted by wind and time, Snow Canyon’s Navajo sandstone cliffs share the same history and geology as Zion National Park to the east. You may find yourself wondering why it isn't a national park.

As recently as 27,000 years ago, lava flows exerted their powerful force, reshaping the canyons and creating the park’s distinctive landscapes. The blend of Navajo sandstone cliffs, petrified sand dunes and broad lava fields make this terrain a fantastic playground for both adventurous travelers and families looking to give kids an outlet to expend some of their boundless energy.

Things to Do

Where to Stay


The campground at Snow Canyon State Park includes partial hookup and standard sites. View a campground map and reserve your campsite. Sites are $20 a night for standard, or $25 for hookups. Pets are only allowed in the campground, on West Canyon Road and Whiptail Trail.

St. George

Nearby St. George, meanwhile, is Utah’s warm-weather haven for people of all ages and interests. With a wide range of local dining and accommodations for your basecamp, visitors have access to nearby national parks like Zion and Bryce, multiple scenic state parks and Lake Powell. Within town, experience championship golfing on one of dozens of courses or relaxing in world-class health and fitness spas like Green Valley Boutique Hotel and Spa.

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