St. George: Everything from A to Zion:
Southern Utah is home to many natural resources and offers activities to accommodate the art enthusiasts, the scenic driver or the most seasoned hiker. With five National Parks and many State Parks, it is a worldwide travel destination. From the grandeur of Zion National Park to the other-world hoodoos of Goblin Valley State Park, these are all also popular scenic backdrops for countless movies. In Southern Utah, encounters with many natural landmarks are within arm’s reach, such as the Delicate Arch near Moab. Hiking and sightseeing adventures are available, from ADA compliant trails to advanced climber challenges.
TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS: (Does not include all options – search for your best fit)
- George Shuttle: https://www.stgshuttle.com/
- (Executive Shuttle, Taxi, Limo, Charters) (435) 628-8320 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- George Express: (https://stgeorgeexpress.com/
- (Daily routes, Charters) (435) 652-1100 Email: email@example.com
- Public transportation – St. George: SunTran: https://www.sgcity.org/transportationandengineering/suntran
- (Daily Routes) (435) 673-8726
ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS:
Visit the “Mighty Five”: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Zions: https://utah.com/national-parks
The Mighty 5® national parks in Utah draw several million visitors from around the world each year to marvel at the surreal scenery and unforgettable activities. A trip to The Mighty 5 means watching the sunrise over the towering depths of Canyonlands National Park, then watching the sunset through an impossibly delicate rock bow in Arches National Park. It means standing nose-to-nose with ancient petroglyphs in Capitol Reef National Park, then lying on your back as a beautiful meteor shower streaks across the Milky Way. It means gazing down at coral-hued rock hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park, then gazing upward at the steep walls of slot canyon trails in Zion National Park. It means hiking, river rafting, biking, picnicking, walking, mule riding, exploring and stargazing.
- (435) 772-3256
Zion National Park Wilderness hiking guide:
2017 Spring map & guide:
OTHER STATE PARKS & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:
- Escalante/Boulder chamber of Commerce (435) 826-4810
UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL in CEDAR CITY (45 minutes)
- Many activities throughout each day
- 2017 SHOWS
- Sept 5: “Shakespeare in Love”
- Sept 6: Romeo & Juliet
- Sept 7: “As You Like It”
- Sept 8: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- Sept 9: Romeo & Juliet
MORMON PIONEER NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
- Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area: http://www.mormonpioneerheritage.org/
- George Mormon Historical Sites: https://utah.com/mormon/st-george-history
- The Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area is the only National Heritage Area designated and named for a specific people, the Mormon Pioneers – as they forged to the west, with dedication, fortitude, and extraordinary efforts. It has been identified by Congress as a factor in the expansion of the United States.
- Watch a TV series called “Discovery Road” about the areas covered by the MPHNA. Chose episodes at: http://www.mormonpioneerheritage.org/discovery-road-videos/
- See the “Travel Planner” page at http://www.mormonpioneerheritage.org/travel-planner-mormon-pioneer-national-heritage-area/ for more information.
- RED CLIFFS NATURE TRAIL: https://utah.com/hiking/red-cliffs
- Short, scenic and fun, this little trail leads from the campground at Red Cliffs Recreation Area into a narrow canyon beside a small stream. As you hike, the canyon narrows until it is just a few feet wide and a beautiful little waterfall blocks the trail. But it is easy to climb around and the trail continues into the canyon.
- SNOW CANYON STATE PARK – (20 minutes)
- Snow Canyon State Park is a 7,400-acre scenic park quietly tucked amid lava flows and soaring sandstone cliffs in a strikingly colorful and fragile desert environment. Majestic views and the subtle interplay of light, shadow, and color dancing across canyon walls evoke strong emotional responses from visitors. Located in the 62,000 acre Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, established to protect the federally listed desert tortoise and its habitat, the park offers opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Activities include hiking, nature studies, wildlife viewing, photography, camping, ranger talks and junior ranger programs. There are more than 38 miles of hiking trails, a three-mile paved walking/biking trail and over 15 miles of equestrian trails.
- Silver Reef: http://www.silverreefutah.org/
- Silver Reef was a mining boom town in the late 1800s, with the discovery of silver in sandstone – a geological rarity. The area is now a “Wild West Ghost Town located in a stunning geological setting.
- GEORGE & SOUTHERN UTAH