Chase the Blue Dot

St. George is not too far away from where we are staying, so we decided to visit the Red Hills Desert Garden and Pioneer Park for sunset.

Red Hills Desert Garden

Red Hills Desert Garden is Utah’s first desert conservation garden. The nearly 5-acre garden features 5,000 water-efficient plants, a 1,150-foot stream stocked with native and endangered fish species, a replica slot canyon and prehistoric dinosaur tracks found onsite dating back 200 million years. The project is a collaboration of Washington County Water Conservancy District, City of St. George and Virgin River Program.

The flowers are “Creeping Hummingbird Trumpet” near the fountain.
The fountain near the entrance.
There are several shade pavilions around the entire garden area.
Beautiful water, with the shadow of the bridge railing across it.
Some kind of desert willow flower.
Water, a pavilion, and some red rock in the background.

The desert garden is at the entrance to Pioneer Park, so it was easy to visit both.

Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park is a 52 acre community park with amazing views. We were focused on sunset, but there are plenty of paths and trails for climbing and hiking.

Before sunset, with the sun shining through the clouds.
Beautfil sunset behind the rocks.
Some crepuscular rays behind the rocks.
A wide angle view of the rocks before sunset, with the roads and trails between us and the rocks.

 

2 Replies to “Utah: Sunset in St. George”

    1. It is a beautiful and peaceful place. The parking lot was never empty while we were there, and that means the locals go there on a regular basis.

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