Best Hikes in Snow Canyon State Park

Planning a trip to Snow Canyon State Park and are you planning for things to do? It’s your lucky day! We’re going to show you 5 Snow Canyon hikes that you can try on your next visit to Southern Utah.

Top 5 Snow Canyon Hikes

1. Jenny’s Canyon Trail


If you’re looking for one of the most popular hikes in St. George, Utah with a short walk going up into a slot canyon, Jenny’s Canyon hike is your ideal choice. Don’t worry if you don’t have previous hiking experience, you’ll be able to enjoy it all the same. 

With a length of 0.5 miles, and an approximate time of 30 minutes to complete, this is an ideal, family-friendly hike. It is easy to traverse and it’s considered appropriate even for small children. The best time to visit Jenny’s Canyon is during fall, summer, or winter. 


The canyon is usually closed between March 15 and June 1st. The trail is located on the east side of Snow Canyon Road and the fee per vehicle is $6. If you want to camp you can also do it, but you must pay an extra fee.

And if you’re into exploring slots, we can recommend you also find out more on slot canyons to explore in Southern Utah on our website. 

2. Cinder Cone Trail


While doing the Cinder Cone Trail you’ll be visiting one of the most ancient and highest volcanoes that exist in the US. Because of the level of elevation, you’ll find a great mix of flora and fauna. 

It’s of moderate difficulty and it is 1.7 miles in length. The time required to finish this hike will be approximately 2 hours. The level of elevation is up to 500 feet, but once you reach the top you’ll be able to admire the beautiful Snow Canyon and Dammeron Valley


If you’re planning on visiting Southern Utah trails with kids older than 7 or 8, then this is a good option for its single-track trail. The best time for this trail is from May to October, but it’s accessible year-round.

3. Butterfly Trail


Known as the Butterfly Trail, this hike is probably not as famous as other hiking trails because it’s used more as a connector trail but it features a huge petrified dune and incredible rocks. 

The level of difficulty is moderate so if you want to try it you must have a little hiking experience. This trail has a length is almost 1.2 miles and it should take between 60-90 minutes to finish. 


The best time to do this hike is in spring and fall. We recommend starting in the morning to better appreciate the great views. It’s not a family hike, since it has plenty of of uneven surfaces.

If you’re planning to go with your vehicle, the entrance fee is $10 per vehicle (up to 8 people). For seniors, the price is $5 per vehicle. 

4. Petrified Dunes Trail


Located in the heart of Snow Canyon State Park and very close to St. George, it will only take you a short 18 minutes drive to get there. Surrounded by the most incredible views in the park, this trail is one of the most popular with local hikers.

It is approximately 1.2 miles in length and will take you an hour to complete. You’ll find restroom facilities on your way up and down.


The level of difficulty is moderate, since the trail consists of a mix of dirt single track, slick rocks, and rocky terrain, which can make it a little challenging. As you walk towards higher elevations, the paths changes more and more.

It’s recommended that you visit the Petrified Dunes in spring, fall, or winter to enjoy the views. There aren’t campaign areas available at the trail. However, if you want to stay, the park has a designated camping area a few miles away.

5. Kestrel Trail


One of the differences of this trail is that apart from hiking, you can also traverse it on horseback. Your family is going to love this trail because of all the things you’ll be able to perform here!

It’s considered to be an easy hike. If you’re planning a family vacation hike, the Kestrel Trail becomes a quite convenient and fun alternative. The distance from St. George to this trail is just a 12-minute drive. It’s a trip of 1.2 miles, and the whole family will love it. 


You can plan your visit here at any time of the year, since all seasons are perfect for it. However, you should try starting it in the morning so you have some time for more activities like biking or horse riding. 

Bringing pets is also an option and a good idea! Dogs are allowed to visit but they must be on a 6 feet leash. 

These Snow Canyon State Park hikes are some of our guest’s favorites. Besides these hikes in St. George Utah, you can also try other activities in Snow Canyon Park. Coral Springs Resort is just a 20-minute drive to the park. So if you want to book one of our properties contact us to get started.

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