4 National Parks Around St George You Must Visit

Utah is a special place. Its natural beauty attracts millions of visitors from all over the world. The National Parks around St. George are some of the most astounding in the nation. The entire area is full of incredible natural features that provide a unique backdrop for scenic drives and adventurous excursions. If you are unsure where to start, check out our list below. We have included information about each of the parks and why they are a must on your next family trip.

Parks in St. George Utah:

1. Bryce Canyon National Park

Rock formations are always unique, and the ones at Bryce Canyon National Park are no exception. This park located near St George has a lot of eroded rock spires called hoodoos, which are set up in such a way that they form natural bowls filled with these rocks, glowing beautifully under the Utah sun.

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This park has various simple trails to follow and sights to see to make the most of its natural splendor. Bryce Canyon National Park is only 2 hours and 15 minutes away from St George proper. It’s an easy destination for a free day during your St George family vacation.

Capitol Reef National Park

2. Capitol Reef National Park

Among the parks in St George, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more kid-friendly one than Capitol Reef. This park offers free ranger programs, including a Junior Ranger program made just for kids, teaching them a lot of great skills that will help them and educate them on the outdoors. These and other activities for children are available every summer. 

Capitol Reef National Park is a three and a half-hour drive away from the city itself and is home to some of the most popular and unique natural formations in the state. Although it’s a slightly longer drive, it is well worth the trip.

P.S. If you like mountain biking, this park has some of the best trails in the area!

3. Grand Canyon National Park

This one practically introduces itself. It’s the Grand Canyon National Park. A natural symbol of the American countryside’s beauty and a National Park just three hours from St George. Here you can observe how the Colorado River carved through the sandstone to create this wonder of the world.

Grand Canyon National Park

Being such a famous park, there are always activities available throughout the entire year, including biking, horseback riding, fishing, ATV tours, camping, and other outdoor sports like rock climbing and river games. If you are looking for a fun easy day activity, there are a lot of observation points for you to enjoy.

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4. Zion National Park

Zion National Park is just 45 minutes away from St George. The Zion Canyon within the park is one of the most wondrous sights in Utah. Although it can only be accessed by shuttle during the summer months, private cars are allowed during the winter.

Zion National Park is just 45 minutes away from St George. The Zion Canyon within the park is one of the most wondrous sights in Utah. Although it can only be accessed by shuttle during the summer months, private cars are allowed during the winter.

The canyon provides access to a number of scenic pull offs and trailheads that lead to some of the most fantastic hikes in the nation. If you have the time we recommend trying Angels Landing. It’s a hike that takes visitors up to one of the highest points in the area and provides a truly unique view of the park.

Zion is not only one of the first national parks in the country, but it also has a ton of places to visit and is open almost every day of the year. It’s one of the largest and most diverse parks in St George that you can visit. 

No matter where you end up deciding to go, having a good visit to parks in St George also means having a comfortable place to stay in between adventures.

Luckily, Coral Springs Resort has the best and most comfortable lodging you’ll find in the area. Take a look through our site to find the perfect place to fit your family!

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