United States Snow Canyon

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Laurent Martres

About this spot

More than any other park, Snow Canyon State Park offers a concentration of many formations and geological features that can be found in the American Southwest; you could call it a Colorado Plateau redux.

Despite its relatively small acreage, Snow Canyon packs a tremendous punch of extremely scenic spots along its 4-mile long Scenic Road and numerous trails: intensely colorful sandstone cliffs ranging from white to deep red, cross-bedded domes alternating with black lava fields and tunnels, finely eroded slickrock, lovely pink sand dunes, arches, slot canyons, and great views from several easily-reached promontories. All this results in excellent photographic opportunities.

Snow Canyon has seen its visitation skyrocket in recent years due to a steady influx of population in the neighboring St. George area. It has also benefited from the popularity of outdoor sports such as running, cycling, and rock climbing as well as several nearby spa resorts specializing in weight reduction (ex: The Biggest Loser, Red Mountain Spa, etc.)

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