Looking to explore the great outdoors but don’t know where to start? St. George, Utah provides an abundance of diverse outdoor adventures and exciting experiences that you and the entire family can enjoy.
From hiking and biking to swimming and entertainment, you’ll find that St. George is the cool outdoor adventure you’ve been looking for.
Here’s our locally curated list from start to finish for what to do and where to go in St. George:
Zion National Park
The stunning, other-worldly peaks of Zion National Park, a place people will travel the world to see, is only 33 miles from St. George. A quick 40-minute drive, and you’ll be experiencing a red and orange-painted landscape unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Hike the famous Narrows or Angels Landing trails or the Emerald Pools trail (good for younger kids). Rent a bike from various rental shops in Springdale to enjoy a scenic canyon ride, or rent a tube to float down the Virgin River. Guided tours from Zion Park Rangers are available.
Make sure to plan accordingly, so you have all necessary permits for everything you’d like to do. The Zion “Subway” hike requires permits and is always contingent upon agreeable weather.
Sand Hollow Reservoir
St. George is known for its hot, arid climate. Take a day to cool off at the breathtaking Sand Hollow Reservoir. The beautiful blue water vividly contrasts against the red sandstone, making it seem like a lake from another planet, and a must-see attraction when visiting southern Utah.
Kayak, paddle board, swim or dive. All are available to rent or bring your own. Whatever you desire to do, Sand Hollow Reservoir won’t disappoint. Remember to bring lots of sunscreen!
Snow Canyon State Park
Explore the ethereal red cliffs of Snow Canyon State Park. You can bike it, hike it or even go on horseback. It’s an amazing place to adventure and has something for every skill level.
Test your limits with more challenging and rigorous trails or keep it simple and bring the family for an evening stroll through one of the easier slot canyons. It even offers trails that are stroller friendly.
Whether you’re looking for a canyoneering challenge or a simple stroll among the red rocks, Snow Canyon will get you outside experiencing the great outdoors, breathing in the fresh air and soaking up some much needed Vitamin D.
Experience live, broadway-quality entertainment against a picturesque, red-rock backdrop at the Tuachan Amphitheater, a unique outdoor theater located in the mouth of Padre Canyon.
See unforgettable Broadway-cast shows on an outdoor stage under the stars surrounded by unearthly red rock peaks. Or, venture out from the theatre to indulge in some shopping and delectable dining. There’s even a fun Saturday market where you can walk around and enjoy local artwork, crafts, food and free entertainment.
St. George Shopping
Need a little retail therapy? Head over to The Shoppes at Zion! Enjoy everything from chain stores to high-end independent boutiques – even some casual diners to grab a bite to eat.
Be sure to stop in at our local Cariloha store at the Shoppes at Zion. Go in, cool down, and feel the bamboo difference for yourself, while asking our shop keepers for all the insider access to explore St. George. Share the bamboo comfort with friends and family who may be experiencing it for the first time.
Feast your eyes on St. George’s singular scenery as you play one of many top-tier golf courses in the area. The city has 12 courses to choose from, each with its own style but all with the beautiful red rock views.
Walk, ride, play 9 or 18, even going to get a bucket of balls at the driving range is completely worth the experience.
What’s your favorite thing to do when visiting St. George? Let us know in the comments.