Best Places To Walk A Dog

St. George is how to many adventurous dog owners. The unique landscape is perfect for people to share an adventure with their dog. Below is a list of the best hikes/places for those looking to walk their dog. We studied our data and analytics to track which hikes are best for dogs and to determine which are perfect for exploring. Our picks take into consideration the distance and difficulty of the hike as well as the location of the place from downtown St. George.

1. Vernon Worthen Park

Close to everything in St. George, Vernon Worthen Park has the whole package. This 4.5 acre park is equipped four separate picnic areas, restrooms, and much more. The park made our list mainly for its accessibility and its large lawn. Many dogs are found here and the park is a great host. Multiple trash cans, bags, and water fountains are found for a great time for any dog. Overall, the large lawn makes it a great place to take and play with a dog.

 

2. Chuckwalla Area

Again, being close to St. George helps. Chuckwalla is also popular for the unique landscape right in St. George’s backyard. The trailChuckwalla is a major link for trails like Turtle WallBeck HillParadise RimHalfway WashThe Gap, and Gecko. With a dirt path, the trail stetches for about 2 miles round trip and is adventurous. Dogs should be kept on a leash as bikers and hikers are also found but the area is great for exploring. Many dog owners enjoy climbing the red rocks with their dogs. Desert tortoises and Gila monsters are known to be in the area so please be aware while dogs are exploring.

3. Sandtown Park

Sandtown Park is another place with a lard field where dogs can run around freely. With 8 acres of space dogs can enjoy playing with their owners. Numerous trees provide shade after intense running. There are also water fountains and restrooms to keep your pet hydrated. The park is also close and convenient. Sandtown Park made our list for its large space and location.

 

4. Pioneer Hills

Located behind Pioneer Park, this trail provides a great trip into nature without having to go far. The path is sandy and stretches for about 1.4 miles round trip. At dusk, this hike provides some good scenery. There is no shade but Desert tortoises and other wildlife can be found so please be aware with your dog. Pioneer Hills made the list because it is a simple trail but still adventurous for those with a dog. The trail also connects to T-bone which leads to Pioneer Park. Overall, this is a great trail for those looking for a quick hike with their dog.

5. Yellow Knolls

Yellow Knolls is a little hard to get to but is worth it. The unique landscape is perfect for those looking for an adventurous hike with their dog. The full trail stretches for 4 miles round trip but many dog walkers go for 1 to 2 miles. This trail really enters nature and is beautiful. Yellow Knolls had to make the list because of the adventure it provides to both the dog and their own.

Red Hills Desert Garden

Red Hills Desert Garden is a botanical garden located near Pioneer Park on top of Dixie’s red rocks. Entrance is free and open to the public. The park consists of various flowers and shrubs. Each plant has a description and a QR code providing information and education on the species. Most of these plants are native to Utah. Along with the large variety of plants, there is a stream throughout the garden that leads to a small aquarium supplied with different types of fish. Dinosaur tracks are etched into the sidewalk as well as the path moves over streams and arches to provide a unique feeling of nature.

Overall, the Red Hills Desert Garden is a great place for families and children. With gazebos and benches along throughout the botanic garden, people can sit, eat, and explore the shrubbery of Utah. Since the garden is located above St. George, there is a great view of the city.

Directions: Head north on S 700 E toward E 600 S. Turn right onto E 100 N/E St George Blvd. Turn left onto N 900 E. Turn left onto E Red Hills Pkwy. Destination will be on the right.

Sandtown Park

With its massive open field, Sandtown Park is a popular park. The park is 8 acres equipped with picnic benches, soccer goals, a playground, restrooms, and a gazebo with BBQs. Dogs are welcome at the park but owners are asked to be responsible. Often soccer practices and other sporting events occur at the park. Sunday soccer league is also played here.

The park is located on Bluff Street and easy to find. It is surrounded by trees which provide shade but do not take from the great view of the red rocks. Overall, Sandtown Park is great for activities and is a fun place for all.

Address: 600 N Bluff St, St. George, UT 84770

Vernon Worthen Park

Located in the heart of St. George, Vernon Worthen Park is a great place for everyone. This 4.5 acre park is equipped four separate picnic areas, restrooms, children’s playground, three sand volleyball courts, six pickelball courts, and a gazebo. Looping around the park is a walkway that runs about half a mile and is great for a walk. This community park offers City sponsored Summer Concerts, Marathon Finish Line, and other seasonal events. The park is even a hotspot for Wifi. Along the street there are outlets for vehicles that use electricity but the park is not designed for overnight stays. The large lawn makes it a great place to take and play with a dog. Each picnic area offers tables and BBQ amenities. The children’s playground is expansive as it holds swings, slides, and jungle gyms for kids of all ages. No reservation is required. Many enjoy relaxing or participating in recreation activities at Vernon Worthen Park. Please view the pictures below for reference.

Address: 300 S 400 E, St. George, UT 84770

Ivins Reservoir

Ivins Reservoir is considered to be an oasis in the desert. Located in Kayenta on the way to Gunlock, this area is becoming popular and for good reason. These two man made lakes not only provide irrigation for the area but recreation for families as well. Owned by the Washington County Water Conservancy District since March 15, 2004, this area is free to the public.

Many enjoy swimming, using small kayaks, fishing, or just relaxing. There are both largemouth and bluegill fish in the reservoirs with rumors of catfish as well. Fishers must catch then release. Please do not “ditch a fish” as the area is regulated. Other rules include no alcohol, no motorized boating, no 4 wheeler’s, no dogs/cat, no campfires, and no fireworks.

As previously mentioned, the reservoir is free to the public. It is opened from dawn until dusk while there is still light. The area is equipped with bathrooms/changing rooms as well as water fountains. There is parking but on busy days it is hard to find a spot. Ivins Reservoir is a great place for family activities or to just relax.

Directions: Follow S 700 E to Bluff St. Continue on Bluff St. Take W Sunset Blvd and W Old Hwy 91 to Kayenta Pkwy in Ivins. Continue on Kayenta Pkwy. Drive to Westlake Dr. 21 min (11.4 miles)

Top 5 hikes for kids in St. George, Utah

Hiking is fun for everyone and can be a great family activity.  St. George offers many adventurous hikes but sometimes it can be difficult to know which are best for a family with little kids.  This article hopes to make the decision a little easier.  As avid hikers, we have gathered data to determine which local hikes would be manageable for children.  We selected these hikes after considering trail distance, path condition, hike entertainment, and accessibility. Most off road adventures aren’t too stoller friendly nut we hope this list helps parents with kids of all ages.

1. Children’s Forest at the Kiln

Distance from St. George: 21 miles (31 mins driving)

Distance: 0.6 miles round trip

Okay, so this one is a little outside St. George but it is worth the drive. The Children’s Forest at the Kiln trail is a well groomed single track trail that is wide enough for a single stroller. Children enjoy the wild flowers and exploring the kiln. The Forest Service has placed plaques along the way, next to the native plants, to describe what each one is. The drawings and descriptions are all done by children and it is actually very cool, and very educational! This forest is described as a “pigmy forest” because the trees and shrubs found there are short, rather than tall and reaching. If you’re looking for a great walk with the kids, this is it! Unless you have a pretty good jogging stroller, I would recommend carrying kids or letting them walk. The trail ends at a very large kiln that was used in the 1800’s to produce charcoal used in the separation process for the Silver Reef mines.

2. White Rock Amphitheater

Distance from St. George: 11 miles (16 mins driving)

Distance: 0.4 miles round trip

The White Rocks hike in Snow Canyon State Park is a great, family friendly, short hike that features some beautiful views, impressive petrified white sandstone mountains, and a great sand hill for kids of all ages to play in. This hike is not stroller friendly, but it is short enough that you should be able to get away with carrying a child.  Children enjoy exploring and climbing on these sandstone mountains. The hike really gives a sense of being in the State Park without having to hike a lot.

3. Glitter Mountain

Distance from St. George: 13 miles (25 mins driving)

Distance: Not Needed

We know this isn’t technically a hike or technically in St. George really, but our data show that it is a very popular outing for kids. The area consists of mining pits that can be steep. The claimant has actually enjoyed the excitement about the mine, and agrees that it is fun for explorers of all ages to find and learn about the minerals in the earth, but is concerned about people getting hurt and the liabilities associated with it.  The claimant would like people to stay out of the pit. They are welcome to visit and take pieces of gypsum that are laying about outside the pit.

4. Chuckwalla

Distance from St. George: 4.3 miles (9 mins driving)

Distance: 1.9 miles round trip

Chuckwalla made our list because our data show that a lot of kids love exploring this area. The trailhead is very close and the path is great for those with a short attention span. Perfect place for kids to run around while being in nature. The path is mostly dirt with some sand and is well marked. Chuckwalla offers a beautiful scenery and features a variety of wildlife making it very family friendly. The hike is also dog friendly and a great place to walk a dog.  Hikers enjoy exploring the trail’s unique rock formations as well as connecting with other trails that expand into the area. Desert tortoises, rabbits, eagles, and other wildlife are often spotted along the path.  Chuckwalla is a great trail that takes hikers right into nature. Gila monsters are known to be in this area so keep your eye out for this unique experience!

5. Jenny’s Canyon

Distance from St. George: 9.3 miles (20 min driving)

Distance: 0.48 miles round trip

Snow Canyon State park really is beautiful.  Luckily there are some trails that don’t require a long hike to experience the park. Jenny’s Canyon is the perfect length and even has a slot cave for those adventurous kids. There is a little bit of some step overs but ultimately the whole hike is peaceful and short.

Top 5 Hikes in St. George, Utah

 

Located in the southwest corner of Utah, St. George offers a unique scenery for the hiking community. The area is becoming more and more popular and for good reason. Hikers travel from all over the world to view the famous red rocks and enjoy the surrounding area. Whether you consider yourself outdoorsy or not, hiking can be a great way to connect with local nature and get a breath of fresh air. If you want to experience the heart of the desert, here’s a list of 5 of the best hikes you’ll find in St. George, Utah.

1. Butterfly Trail – Snow Canyon State Park

 

 

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 1.2 Miles Round Trip

Distance From St. George: 11.5 Miles (25 minutes driving)

 

Butterfly Trail is one of the most overlooked trails in Snow Canyon. Though the trail is advertised more as a connector trail, it really can and does stand on its own! This trail really captures the whole scene of Snow Canyon which might be on of Utah’s most beautiful state parks. You will feel like the only person in the park. The views are fantastic as you look up and down the canyon. Eventually this trail connects with the Lava Flow Trail, where you can turn around or follow down to the West Canyon Overlook (adds another .8 miles round trip). This is a great trail to take your family on, even if you don’t hike the whole trail. The views and colors on this hike will not disappoint!

2. Padre Canyon – Tuacahn

 

 

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Distance: 2.5 Miles Round Trip

Distance From St. George: 9.4 miles (18 mins driving)

 

Starting from Tuacahn, Padre Canyon is beautiful hike with a great view. The single dirt path consists mainly of sand and rock. Padre Canyon climbs up the mountain to offer a stunning view into the Snow Canyon area. Its steep incline and high elevation makes it a moderate hike and might not be for everyone.  As Tuacahn is a famous attraction for the area it seems fitting to include its hike.  This hike may not be the best for little kids (though kids are known for doing it) but the canyon provides some good shade at the right time of the day.

3. Scout Cave – Snow Canyon State Park

 

 

Difficulty Level: Easy-to-Moderate

Distance: 3.58 Miles Round Trip

Distance From St. George: 8.6 Miles (15 minutes driving)

 

Scout Cave trail, just south of Snow Canyon State Park, is a great mix of easy and moderate. It passes over lava flow fields, stream beds, and Navajo Sandstone rocks.  The trail is well marked and pretty easy to follow. This trail is not stroller friendly, but is passable by young children (5 and up). Scout Cave made our list because it captures everything about a St. George hike. The caves are easy to access and really are fun to explore with a great view over the surrounding area. Mixed with the beauty of Snow Canyon, this trail is highly recommended and is surprisingly not as busy.

4. Yellow Knolls – Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

 

 

Difficulty Level: Easy-to-Moderate

Distance: 4 Miles Round Trip

Distance From St. George: 7.8 miles (17 mins driving)

 

Featuring red sand, black/white rock, and many native plants, Yellow Knolls seems to be the full package. The trail begins with a descent of about 230 feet and slowly ascends as it carves a scenic path through various terrains. This makes it a great place to walk a dog or take pictures. The different landscapes and unique features provide a great place to explore and entertain kids. Yellow Knolls is a spectacular and highly recommended hike right in St. George’s backyard. The path features a wide range of flowers and wildlife making it a great trail for kids or for walking a dog.

5. Turtle Wall – Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

 

 

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 2.08 Miles Round Trip

Distance From St. George: 4.3 Miles (9 mins driving)

 

Turtle Wall is a popular trail that offers amazing scenery without having to drive far. Great for kids and all hikers, the single dirt path has an open view and follows rock formations to connect the Chuckwalla trail to Paradise Rim. The trail is well maintained and relatively flat with a slight elevation just before the turnaround point. At the turnaround point, the trail hits Paradise Rim trail to reveal a stunning view over Entrada and Ivins. The hike climbs up red rocks and into desert tortoise territory. These tortoises, accompanied with many other wildlife, are often sighted along the trail and provide a great feeling of being within nature. Turtle Wall made our list because of the great view at the end. Being a part of the Chuckwalla area, this hike is great for kids and dogs.

Honorable Mentions

Anasazi Valley Trail (Tempi’po’op)

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 3.5 Miles Round Trip

Distance From St. George: 10.2 Miles (15 mins driving)

 

Red Reef

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 1.44 Miles Round Trip

Distance From St. George: 19.9 Miles (30 minutes driving)

 

Babylon Arch

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Distance: 1.5 Miles Round Trip

Distance From St. George: 21 Miles (33 minutes driving)

SITE INFO


The St George Tabernacle is a symbol of the hard work, sacrifice, and faith of the early St George Pioneers. Completed in 1876, it was built as a meeting house where prophets and apostles have spoken from its pulpit and community events have been held. The spiral staircase and hand chiseled stone are among the countless other details that show the craftsmanship of the day. Guided tours are given and community events are still held in this “jewel in the desert”.


  • Hours

    Winter (October–March)
    Monday–Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

    Summer (April–September)
    Monday–Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 1:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

  • Cost

    No Cost


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OPERA HOUSE/SOCIAL HALL

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BRIGHAM YOUNG WINTER HOME


JACOB HAMBLIN HOME

the Pine Valley Chapel in Utah

PINE VALLEY CHAPEL



SITE INFO


The Pine Valley chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was completed in 1868 and is the oldest chapel in continuous use in the church. Designed and built by a shipbuilder, the church is known as “a ship built upside down”. As can be seen in the attic, it is built as a ships hull turned upside down. Local granite and limestone were used for its foundation and the surrounding pine trees were used for the building. It is a two story building where the lower part was used as a school and the upper as a church. Set in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains and trees, the church can be attended on Sunday’s throughout the year for services and can be toured throughout the week.


  • Hours

    Church services: Sunday’s 10:00 A.M.

  • Cost

    Free


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OPERA HOUSE/CONCERT HALL


Address: 212 North Main St. George, UT 84770
Phone: (435)627-4525
Website: https://www.sgcity.org/arts/artsfacilities/operahouseandsocialhall

SITE INFO


In 1875, what is now known as the Opera House, was built as a wine cellar to store and make sacramental wine for the church. The “Wine Cellar” had a large upper floor which was used for social events. A new addition was added to the building in 1880 after wine was no longer stored there and a mechanical floor was installed which allowed it to be tilted towards the stage for theatrical productions. The floor could then be made level for other social events such as dances and parties. Many operettas and vaudeville shows were presented during the early 1900’s for which the building became known as the “Opera House”.


  • Hours

    June-August

    Tours of Opera House only included in St. George Live tours.

    Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am

  • Cost

    $3 Per Person

    Children under 12 are free

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DAUGHTERS OF UTAH PIONEER MUSEUM


Address: 145 N. 100 E. St. George, UT 84770
Phone: (435) 628-7274
Website: http://dupstgeorge.org/

SITE INFO


The McQuarrie Memorial museum is owned and operated by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and was built in 1938 from the donations of Hortense McQuarrie. The museum is home to pioneer photos, stories, and relics of those who came and settled Washington County in the 1800’s. It is a fascinating place to visit and learn more about the sacrifice these pioneers made to be here and the unique history of the area. The museum can be a great resource in obtaining information and photos for those who have family ties to this area.


  • Hours

    Monday- Saturday 10AM-5PM
    Closed Sunday and Wednesday

  • Cost

    Free


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SILVER REEF GHOST TOWN


Address: 1903 Wells Fargo Rd. Leeds, UT 84746
Phone: 435-879-2254
Website: http://www.silverreefutah.org/

SITE INFO


Silver reef was a mining town established after silver was found in sandstone which is extremely rare. Silver Reef flourished from 1876 to 1890 and now only some remains still survive. Located 18 miles north of St. George the ghost town of Silver Reef has a historic museum where displays and other artifacts can be seen. Guided tours are also available.


  • Hours

    10:00 AM – 5 PM Monday, Thursday-Saturday
    Closed- Tuesday, wednesday, Sunday
    Guided tours also available at 10:30-1:00-3:00

  • Cost

    $3 per person or $10 per family

CONTACT DETAILS


  • Phone

    (435)-879-2254

  • Website

    http://www.silverreefutah.org/

  • Address

    Address: 1903 Wells Fargo Rd. Leeds, UT 84746

  • Distance from St George

    Located 15 miles north of St. George. (24 minutes driving)

  • Driving Directions

    Get Directions. From St. George, head north on I-15 for about 13 miles. Take exit 22 to S Main St. Follow S Main and then turn left onto Silver Reef Rd. to Wells Fargo Road.


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The Washington county seat hasn’t always been in St. George! It was first in New Harmony, 45 miles northeast, and then in 1863 it moved to St. George. Three years later construction began on a courthouse, and in 1876 it was completed.

Miles Romney, who supervised construction on both the St. George temple and tabernacle, also oversaw the construction of the courthouse. The basement was used as a jailhouse, the first floor as offices, and the second floor was a courtroom. When it wasn’t being used as a courtroom it was used as a schoolroom.

Some of the unique features of the courthouse include original paintings of Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon, chandeliers, 18 inch thick interior walls, and a security vault. The courthouse is open for tours.


  • Hours

    Mon, Fri-Sat 1pm-3pm

  • Cost

    Free

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FALLS PARK – SHEEP BRIDGE – VIRGIN, UT


Location: South side of Virgin River, just off Sheep Bridge Road, Virgin, UT

SITE INFO


Falls Park (Sheep Bridge to the locals) was established by the BLM to accommodate the growing number of people visiting the popular swimming and tubing area of the Virgin River. There is about a mile stretch of river that can be enjoyed, with sandy beaches, fun tubing rapids and even places to jump off the rocks into the river. Be sure to always check the depth of the water before jumping in! Because of the nature of the Virgin River, and its flood cycles, there may be sand and other debris under the water that are not visible. There is fun to be had by all ages at this park. Small children can catch frogs and splash in shallow parts of the river, older children can ride the rapids and swim, and adults can get in on the fun as well! Check this park out!

Sheep Bridge was originally built by Allen Stout, who was a sheep herder. It was used to move the sheep back and forth across the river to other grazing. For many years, the bridge was an old, one lane bridge, barely wide enough for a large truck to pass. In the year 2000, Utah Department of Transportation built the current bridge that is much wider and more stable. The old bridge still remains just to the east of the new bridge.


  • Hours

    8:00 a.m. – Dusk

  • Cost

    Free

CONTACT DETAILS


  • Distance from St George

    27 miles (36 mins drive time)

  • Driving Directions

    Drive toward Virgin, UT. As you start coming into town from the west, Sheep Bridge Rd will be on your right. Follow the road for 1/2 mile and cross over the bridge. The entrance gate to the park will be immediately on your left.


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HARRISBURG GHOST TOWN


Address: Located on Old Hwy 91 between Leeds and St George

SITE INFO


Originally Harrisburg was settled in 1859 under the name Harrisville after Moses Harris. The town was located where Quail Creek Reservoir is now located, but due to flooding the town moved up the creek. By 1892 the town’s population, for the most part, had moved away because of flooding, grasshopper plauges, and Indian raids. Now a ghost town, the last remains of a few stone pioneer homes are all that stand as a memorial to the town of Harrisburg.


  • Cost

    Free


CONTACT DETAILS


  • Location

    On Old Hwy 91 between Leeds and St George.

  • Distance from St George

    14 miles (20 mins driving)

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JACOB HAMBLIN HOME


Address: 3325 Hamblin Dr, Santa Clara, UT 84765
Phone: (435) 673-2161
Website: https://history.lds.org/subsection/historic-sites/utah/st-george/jacob-hamblin-home?lang=eng

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In the 1800’s Jacob Hamblin was called to Southern Utah as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Paiute Indians. His home, located in Santa Clara, Utah, near St. George, is now a historic site where guided tours are offered to learn more about Jacob being a “friend to the Indians”, and life in a frontier town. This beautiful historic property and home is a great spot to learn more about this piece of Southern Utah’s history.


  • Hours

    Winter (October 7th – April 5th)
    Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Summer (April 6th – October 6th)
    Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Cost

    Free

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St George Historical Brigham Young Winter Home

BRIGHAM YOUNG WINTER HOME


Address: 67 West 200 North, St. George, Utah 84770
Phone: (435) 673-2517
Website: www.lds.org/locations/brigham-young-winter-home?lang=eng&_r=1

  • St George Historical Brigham Young Winter Home

SITE INFO


The Brigham Young home was a winter home to the 2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Built in the late 1800’s Brigham Young spent the last winters of his life here. He oversaw the building of the St George Utah Temple and the St George Utah Tabernacle during this time. It is now a historic home and museum where guided tours are offered and sits beautifully among other historic homes and buildings in the area.


  • Hours

    9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    The last tour starts at 6:30 p.m.

  • Cost

    Free


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PIONEER ENCAMPMENT MALL


Physical Address: 225 S 700 E, St George, UT 84770

SITE INFO


The Encampment Mall, which is located on the campus of Dixie State University, is where the first Mormon pioneers camped when they arrived in St. George in 1861 to settle and grow cotton in the desert. They were the first of hundreds of families who were called by Brigham Young to come and settle in this area. It was under harsh conditions that the early pioneers endured to build what we now enjoy in this beautiful city. The Encampment Mall has a monument to honor these men and women along with beautiful landscape and statues depicting these early pioneers.

It is fitting that Dixie State University is built on this site, because one of the first things they did after setting up camp was establish a place for education to begin. Children were gathered around and taught reading, writing and arithmetic.


  • Hours

    Campus is open during daylight hours

  • Cost

    Free

CONTACT DETAILS


  • Address

    Physical Address: 225 S 700 E, St George, UT 84770

  • Distance from St George

    Located Downtown St George


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FORT PEARCE


Address: Fort Pearce, St George, UT 84790
Phone: (435) 688-3200
Website: http://wchsutah.org/geography/fort-pearce.php

SITE INFO


Fort Pearce was built during the Black Hawk War, a period of conflict with the Ute Indians, from 1865-1868. The 8 foot structure without roof was built to protect settlements and livestock from Indian raids. Next to the fort a large corral was built to hold in their cattle so they wouldn’t destroy the crops. The fort was built by a spring and wash and years after the fort was abandoned it served as a watering spot for travelers and their stock. There are still remains of the fort and is a historic place.

Directions:

From Warner Valley Exit

  • Head East on Warner Valley Road
  • Paved road ends and turns to dirt road
  • Continue for about 5.5 miles and turn right
  • The parking area is about 500 ft ahead
  • Walk up to the Fort

  • Hours

    Daylight Hours

  • Cost

    Free

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Tuacahn Center for the Arts Ivins, UT

TUACAHN AMPHITHEATRE


Physical Address: 1100 North Tuacahn Dr, Ivins, UT 84738
Box office: (800)746-9882 or (435) 652-3300
Website: www.tuacahn.org

           

  • Tuacahn Center for the Arts Ivins, UT

SITE INFO


In 1995 this 2,000 seat outdoor amphitheater, with a stunning Ivins red rock canyon in the background, debuted its first musical, UTAH! Since that time, Tuacahn has been the stage for professional broadway hit musicals such as Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, The Little Mermaid and many more. Each year Tuacahn brings to their stage new plays that run from May to October. Watching these productions in a unique venue combined with top notch sets, acting, and music is a Southern Utah experience you won’t ever forget. On top of stage productions Tuacahn also hosts concerts of a wide variety from artists such as Martina McBride, Colbie Caillat, Gladys Knight and others. Tuacahn is worth experiencing!


  • Hours

    On Season: 9am-Showtime
    Off Season: 10am-4pm
    Saturday: 9am-1pm
  • Cost

    $$$

CONTACT DETAILS


  • Box Office

    (800)746-9882 or (435) 652-3300

  • Address

    Physical Address: 1100 North Tuacahn Dr, Ivins, UT 84738

  • Distance from St George

    9.5 miles (approx 18 mins)

ST GEORGE UTAH TEMPLE


Address:250 East 400 South, St. George, UT 84770
Phone: (435) 673-5181 (Visitor Center)
Website: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org

  • St George LDS Temple Church of Jesus Christ

SITE INFO


Standing in the middle and tall above all other buildings in St. George is the temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Early Latter-day Saint Pioneers who settled St. George built the temple which was dedicated in 1877. It’s beautiful white architecture among the red rocks of Southern Utah is stunning and has been a beacon of light, faith and hope to many for 140 years. All are welcome to walk around it’s gardens and learn more at its visitors center located next to the temple.

Amenities: Visitor Center, Restrooms, Drinking Fountains, Religious/Historical Information


  • Hours

    7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

  • Cost

    Free


CONTACT DETAILS


  • Phone

    (435) 673-5181 (Visitor Center)

  • Website

    https://www.lds.org/church/temples/st-george-utah?lang=eng

  • Address

    Address: 250 East 400 South, St. George, UT, 84770

  • Distance from St George

    Located downtown St George

WHAT’S NEARBY

OTHER HISTORICAL SITES NEARBY…


PIONEER COURTHOUSE


OPERA HOUSE/SOCIAL HALL

St George Historical Brigham Young Winter Home

BRIGHAM YOUNG WINTER HOME


JACOB HAMBLIN HOME

SITE INFO


Little Jamaica or Littlefield Springs is in Littlefield Arizona, a 30 minute drive from St. George. It is a little oasis along the Virgin River that comes from a mountain spring into a man made pool. There are small waterfalls and is a nice cool setting among the desert landscape. To get to the pool it is about a .25 mile hike from the trailhead and can be a little slippery and is next to the interstate and can be a little noisy because of the traffic. This little oasis is a fun place to go especially during the summer months!

Check out these sites for more info:
https://backcountrypost.com/threads/little-jamaica.5124/
http://mesquitelocalnews.com/2014/09/hey-mon-try-little-jamaica/
http://www.dixiesunnews.com/articles/2013/09/12/little-jamaica/


  • Hours

    Daylight Hours

  • Cost

    Free

CONTACT DETAILS



LOCAL SERVICES


GLITTER MOUNTAIN


Address: Old Gypsum Crystal Mine, Littlefield, AZ 86432

SITE INFO


Glitter mountain as it is sometimes called The Old Gypsum Mine, or Sparkle Mountain, and is about a 25 minute drive from St. George and is just across the Arizona border. The mountain is more like a mound of dirt that is covered in pieces of gypsum that glitters when the sun is shining and then a large pit where you can see the gypsum in the ground. The owner of the mineral rights has asked that visitors just enjoy the site from outside the pit, but there are plenty of small pieces on the ground for you to take as a souvenir. This is a fun and interesting outing especially for kids!

***Please read this update on site access before going***

Directions:

From Warner Valley Exit

  • Head East on Warner Valley Road
  • Take the first Right onto the dirt frontage road
  • Continue South for about 3 miles to a fork in the road
  • Stay to the Left and continue 1 mile to another fork in the road
  • Turn Right and cross over the dry wash
  • Continue South for .7 miles to another fork in the road
  • Stay Left. This will be Sunshine Trail Rd
  • Continue on Sunshine Trail Rd for 1 mile and Glitter Mountain will be on the Right!

  • Hours

    Daylight Hours

  • Cost

    Free

CONTACT DETAILS


  • Address

    Address: Old Gypsum Crystal Mine, Littlefield, AZ 86432

  • Distance from St George

    Approximately 13 miles


LOCAL SERVICES


PIONEER PARK


Address: Red Hills Pkwy, St George, UT 84770
Phone: (435) 627-4530
Website: www.sgcity.org/parkstrailsandcemetery/cityparks/pioneerpark

SITE INFO


Since the days of the first settlers to the area, St. George has been called Utah’s Dixie. On what is sometimes called “the sugarloaf” lies the word “DIXIE” in bold white letters on our red rock as the background. These red rocks make St. George unique and attract people from all over the world. The Dixie Red Rock is located above the city of St. George in what is known as Pioneer Park and offers beautiful views of the city and the surrounding area. Hiking and climbing are favorites here and the park includes picnic tables and a pavillion that allows for BBQing. If you are visiting St. George this is a must see!

Amenities: BBQ, Covered Pavillion, Drinking Fountains, Hiking, Parking, Picnic Tables, Restrooms, Reservable, Trailhead, and Walking Path.

Check out these sites for more info:
http://things2doinutah.com/pioneer-park-dixie-rock-st-george/
https://intermountainhealthcare.org/services/wellness-preventive-medicine/live-well/move-well/healthy-hikes/easy-hikes/pioneer-park/


  • Hours

    7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

  • Cost

    Free

CONTACT DETAILS



WHAT’S NEARBY