St George Travel Guide
With its mild winters, hot summers and stunning red-rock backdrop, the beautiful town of St George is one of the best kept secrets in southwestern Utah. The 60,000 people who live here stay for the quality of life, and most visitors will agree there’s something special about this small town with its big city amenities.
Visitors will have no trouble finding their way around the compact downtown area with its interesting shops and restaurants. A designated trail system crisscrosses town, making it even more enjoyable to wander from one end of St George to the other while soaking in the amazing views. Although St George makes a great destination in itself, it also serves as the ideal base for exploring the amazing natural wonders in the vicinity.
Make sure you bring a car and your swimming suit, because you won’t want to miss the watery attractions at neighboring Lake Powell and Lake Mead. St George is also close to the stunning Zion National Park and Snow Canyon State Park, for some of the finest hiking and photographic sites in the country. Golfers will want to bring their clubs because there are 10 courses here open all year round thanks to the mild winter weather which attracts snowbirds from all across the region.
Snow Canyon State Park: St George’s nearest park is a wonderland of red sandstone, black lava rock and plenty of hiking and biking trails open year round.
St George Dinosaur Discovery Site: some of the best-preserved dinosaur tracks on the planet are on display at this popular local attraction.
Sand Hollow State Park: 4-wheeling enthusiasts will want to get into the fun at this popular playground for anything that goes off-trail, while everyone else can enjoy the sparkling waters of the reservoir.
Tuacahn: this beautiful amphitheater and center for the arts sits at the base of a majestic 1,500ft red-rock cliff.
Brian Head Ski Resort: ski and snowboard in the winter and mountain bike the single tracks during the summer at this superb mountain resort.
Zion National Park: one of America’s natural wonders is a picturesque land of sheer cliffs, rock towers, valleys, waterfalls and some of the best hiking in the southwest.
Coral Canyon Golf Course: the scenery doesn’t get much better than from these holes, which back right up to Zion.