Tom’s Experience canyoneering through the Little Narrows of Pioneer Park:
The St. George Slot is a really fun and short slot canyon that is good for the whole family. It is also known as The Red Crack. The bottom of the canyon is just a couple of yards from the parking lot.
This is located in the red sandstone cliffs above St. George Blvd in Pioneer Park. Pioneer Park has tables for picnics and lots of fun rock formations for kids and adults to play on. The park is usually very crowded and it can be difficult to find a parking spot in the park.
There are a few bolts in the slot canyon for rock climbers to climb. The routes are in the canyon, near the bottom, where the canyon is wide enough for climbing and belaying. People are still able to pass by pretty easily. It is a great place to climb when it is hot because it is almost always in the shade.
The slot itself gets really narrow and you must squeeze your way through, it is about 9″ at the narrowest spot. The slot canyon isn’t very long, maybe .1 miles, and it doesn’t take too long to go through (depending on the line). Near the end, you must climb out of the slot canyon; it is really easy for adults, but children may need a little help.
In order to avoid some of the crowds; I’ve gone a night with headlamps, which can be really exciting, or in the early morning. This also helps in the summer when it gets really hot during the day.
Dogs are allowed in Pioneer Park but must be leashed.
Trail Info: Pioneer Park is located just off of Red Hills Parkway in St. George. The park is well marked and usually very crowded with people.
Location of Pioneer Park = 37.116767, -113.576183
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