Close to Zion National Park and several state parks and surrounded by mesmerizing red rock formations, St. George, Utah is a fantastic destination to enjoy the beauty America’s Southwest. Less than a two hours’ drive northwest of Las Vegas, you’ll quickly fall in love with the sweeping vistas, sandy dunes and tall slot canyons that dominate the landscape.
While there are dozens of fabulous hikes to explore in this area, narrowing down the list can be tough. We’ve put together a short (but beautiful!) list of the hikes in the area that are absolutely bucket list worthy. Ready to go?
PETRIFIED DUNES – SNOW CANYON STATE PARK
ELEPHANT ARCH TRAIL – RED CLIFFS DESERT RESERVE
THE NARROWS – ZION NATIONAL PARK
It’s hard to read up on Utah without hearing about Zion National Park — the national park is an outdoor lover’s paradise, which is why we have one more hike to add to the list. Imagine an oasis in the desert, and you won’t be surprised when you roll up to the Emerald Pools trail. The trail follows a stream lush with vegetation and easily accessible to visitors in both the winter and summer months. At certain points, the stream collects into colorful pools (hence the name of the trail) to make a stunning contrast to the earth-toned rocks surrounding them. Altogether, this hike will take about two hours round trip and is perfect for young children and adults.
Content was produced in partnership with Visit St. George and Travel Mindset