Fun In The Sun: 8 Places To Visit In Southern Utah

By January 29, 2016 No Comments

Southern Utah is a great place to live, especially in the colder months if you prefer the heat. It stays warm in the winters and gets hot in the summers. It is also home of some of the most famous national parks in the county. Whether you are just with your spouse or with family and friends, there is definitely no shortage of places to visit and things to see down in southern Utah.

Visit Zions National Park

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Zions National Park is only an hours drive from St George. Zion literally mean “promised land” and with the Virgin River and its beautiful red rock formations that’s exactly how it feels when you visit. Angels Landing, perhaps the most popular site to see, towers 5700 feet above Zion Canyon and is visited by thousands of people from around the globe each year. If you have the time you could also visit Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, or Arches.

Enjoy A Night At Tuachan

Tuacahn is a beautiful outdoor amphitheater and a Mayan word which means “canyon of the gods”. Its overarching red rock cliffs and stunning theatrical performances make for a wonderful evening. Check their site to see what concerts or musicals they’re playing this year.

Splash Around At St George Town Square Park

Keep cool at the recently renovated Town Square Park splash pad in downtown St George. With its rock waterfall and meandering stream, this is a great place to take your family and the best part is that its all free.

Hike Kanarraville Falls

kanarraville falls southern utah

This is a very popular hike among Utahan’s and visitors alike. After a steep beginning you enter into spectacular slot canyons with a river running right down the middle. Not long into your hike you run into your first of multiple waterfalls. Be sure to stay close to the river as there are some forks in the trail. It’s a great hike for hikers of all ages.

Check Out Sand Hollow State Park

Located in Hurricane, Sand Hollow lake is another great option to stay cool during those hot summer days. Whether you want to find some cliffs to jump off or just swim around, this is sure to be a fun time. You can also go boating or fishing if you’d like.

Visit Snow Canyon State Park

Here is another State Park that will be sure to provide hours of fun. Explore and climb around some awesome lava tubes or head over to the sand dunes to play in the sand. There are plenty of hiking trails that you can enjoy or you can take a nice bike ride on the Whiptail trail.

Run In The St George Marathon

st george marathon southern utah

Rated in the Top 20 Marathons in the United States and in Runner’s World 10 Most Scenic Marathons this is a great event that happens each year at the start of October. There is an entry fee of $90 but this could be a great event to start training for today.

Climb Dixie Rock & The Crack

This is a great place to go day or night, preferably day if you are going with kids, in St George. The crack is actually about a two-minute walk from the parking lot and getting on top of Dixie Rock is only five minutes. The view from the top overlooks St George and is spectacular. You could spend 10 minutes here looking around or a few hours exploring.

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