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PETRIFIED DUNES – SNOW CANYON STATE PARK

PETRIFIED DUNES – SNOW CANYON STATE PARK

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Distance: 1.2 miles round-trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Petrified Dunes in Snow Canyon State Park is right in the heart of the park. These incredible rolling mounds of petrified Navajo Sandstone are fun for hikers of all ages. You need not worry about staying on the trail, because there is plenty of exploring to do! Make sure you bring your camera, as this hike provides some of the most incredible views in the park, and is one of the most photographed places in the area! Now go and explore!

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Moderate

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

1.2 miles

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

1 hour

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, Snow Canyon State Park

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

11.4 Miles (18 minutes driving)

RESTROOM FACILITIES

Flushing Toilets at Ranger Station/Lodge

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

No

BIKERS ALLOWED

No

EQUESTRIAN ALLOWED

No

HIKE TYPE

Out & Back

BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO HIKE

Spring, Fall, Winter

BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE

Morning, Afternoon, Evening

GROUP LIMIT

No Limit

PERMIT INFORMATION

No Permit Required

WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE

No Water Sources Available, Water Available at Ranger Station/Lodge

CAMP SITES

No Camping Available on Trail, Camping Available only in Designated Camping Area

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Dirt Single Track, Slick Rock, Rocky

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

WHAT'S NEARBY

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to Trailhead. Head north on Bluff Street for 2.8 miles and exit left on Snow Canyon Parkway. Travel 3.2 miles until you hit the round about, and continue through the round about. Travel 0.7 miles and turn right at the next round about. Continue 3.6 miles into the park and pull into the Upper Galoot Parking area on the right. The trail head is across the street.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Plants: Typical plant life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.
Animals: Typical animal life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.

TRAIL REPORT

Information Coming

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tim LeBaron

HikeStGeorge is a project that began as a seedling for Tim LeBaron in the early part of 2008, but really didn’t begin to blossom until the latter part of 2011. The original idea behind the site was to bring to light all of the harder to find, or “less known” hidden gems of the area. It was more of a pet project than anything. As excitement about the site began to spread, there was more of a push to develop information about all hikes in the Southern Utah Region.

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