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West Canyon Road - Snow Canyon State Park

West Canyon Road - Snow Canyon State Park

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 8 miles round trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Though West Canyon Road is a simple path, the trail still offers a scenic hike.  The trailhead can be accessed from the parking for the Sand Dunes and runs for four miles until reaching a utility shed at the end of the road.  Other trails like Whiptail, Sand Dunes, Padre Canyon, and Lava Flow Overlook can be accessed along the trail.  There are signs throughout the path for these trails.  The path is nothing more than a double dirt road with gravel.  This makes it very easy to walk on and follow.  There is little elevation change and the path is almost a straight shot.  Bikers are often found along the trail so please be prepared to share the path which is easy since its a wide dirt road.  Separate equestrian trails are also found along the trail.  Please stay on the path as there are areas for vegetation growth.  Overall, West Canyon Road is an easy trail through a scenic canyon.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

8 miles round trip

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.193326, -113.648274

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Snow Canyon State Park

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

9.5 Miles (19 mins driving)

RESTROOM FACILITIES

Flushing Toilets at Trailhead

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

Yes, on 6 ft leash

BIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

EQUESTRIAN ALLOWED

Yes

HIKE TYPE

Out & Back

BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO HIKE

Great Year Round

BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE

Any Time

GROUP LIMIT

No Limit

PERMIT INFORMATION

No Permit Required

COST

Snow Canyon State Park Fee

WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE

Water Available at Trailhead, Water Available at Ranger Station/Lodge

CAMP SITES

Camping Available only in Designated Camping Area

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Dirt Double Track

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

LOCAL SERVICES

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to Trailhead:  From St George, head north on Bluff Street and take exit to Red Hills Pkwy/Snow Canyon Pkwy. Turn left onto Snow Canyon Pkwy and travel 3.2 miles until you come to a traffic circle. Proceed through the circle and continue 0.7 miles. At the next traffic circle take the first exit onto Snow Canyon Dr. In 1.5 miles (after passing through the main gate) the trail head will be on your left.

FLORA AND FAUNA

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

TRAIL REPORT

Coming Soon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Spencer McMullin

Spencer McMullin is originally from Connecticut but has deep ties to the Southern Utah area.  His passion for adventure and photography has lead him to HikeStGeorge.

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