Play in the Snow Canyon State Park Sand Dunes

Tom’s experience playing in the Snow Canyon State Park Sand Dunes:

The Snow Canyon State Park Sand Dunes are a fun place to run around and play. The sand can get awfully hot in the afternoon so I recommend going here first. If you go on a popular weekend then you may not even see the sand there will be so many people playing on the sand.

Sand Dunes Snow Canyon State Park

There are small hills to climb and run down. Dogs are not allowed off of paved trails in Snow Canyon State Park.

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Trail Info: The trailhead starts right next to the road. As you enter the park there is a nominal park fee. They should give you a map. The trailhead is close to the south entrance at the bottom of Snow Canyon State Park.

GPS:

Snow Canyon State Park Sand Dunes: 37.19045,-113.645432

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Check out the beautiful hidden Elephant Arch

Tom’s experience hiking to Elephant Arch:

Elephant Arch is a neat arch, found in the desert outside of St. George. Getting to the trailhead requires driving along a dirt road but it really isn’t that bad as long as the road is dry.
Elephant Arch Trailhead

The trail is through the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve and is about 3.8 miles round trip. The first part of the trail follows a dirt road and is fairly level.

St George Elephant Arch

You will drop down into a wash and the wash is very sandy and difficult to walk through. Near the end you will exit the wash to the right and follow a trail up to Elephant Arch.

Elephant Arch Hike

When you first reach the arch it really doesn’t look like anything too special but if you hike up and around to the backside of the arch it really does look like an elephant and it is pretty cool. Dogs and horses are allowed on this trail.

Elephant Arch St George

If you go in the late spring, summer or early fall you will want to get an early start because this trail can get very hot. There is no water along the trail.

Hiking to Elephant Arch

The trail is pretty well marked along the way.

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Trail Info: From St. George, head north on I 15 for about 9 miles and take exit 10 to Washington. Turn left onto Green Springs Drive and head under I 15 and then take a right onto Buena Vista Road. After a fire station, turn left onto Main Street. This road will eventually turn into a dirt road. Follow that dirt road straight until you reach a fence and cannot go further. This is the parking area. The trail starts on the other side of the fence.

GPS:

Elephant Arch Trailhead: 37.161655,-113.512913

Elephant Arch: 37.177348, -113.494111

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