Chase the Blue Dot

After visiting Kolob Canyons for sunrise, we headed out for some breakfast and to take more photographs. We finally made it over to Snow Canyon State Park, just west of St. George. There are several petroglyph sites here along the Gila trail here, but trailhead access is currently closed – and it is really too hot during the summer to do the 5 mile out and back hike when you’re not in shape.  🙂

Red rock between Jenny's Canyon and the Sand Dunes parking area.
Red rock between Jenny’s Canyon and the Sand Dunes parking area.
More amazing red rock with sand in the foreground.
More amazing red rock with sand in the foreground.
Across the road from the amazing red rock, this area called to me.
Across the road from the amazing red rock, this area called to me.
A close up of the red rock, with some of the rocks looking like faces.
A close up of the red rock, with some of the rocks looking like faces.
I love how some of the rocks look like they were deliberately placed.
I love how some of the rocks look like they were deliberately placed.
This area to the left of the red rocks with the footprints makes me wonder what's on the other side of that dune.
This area to the left of the red rocks with the footprints makes me wonder what’s on the other side of that dune.

Campground Picnic area

A little further down the road, the Campground Picnic area offered some amazing red rocks as well. You do have to walk along the road by the camp sites to see these rocks. This is a 33 site campground with partial hookups (water and electric), so we may come back with our RV next year.

Amazing view #1.
Amazing view #1.
Amazing view #2. We did see some people climbing this one after I finished taking photos.
Amazing view #2. We did see some people climbing this one after I finished taking photos.
Amazing view #3.
Amazing view #3.

We only had time to check out a couple spots before it was just too hot. The rangers at the information desk said that they advise hikers to be done by 11 a.m. in the summer. From 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., it is just too hot. Familiar to us – as in Phoenix, they recommend finishing your hike before 9:30 a.m.

We purchased a Utah State Park pass (a little spendy at $75/year), but it means that we can go back multiple times before we leave, and it’s good until the end of August, 2020. I’m pretty sure we’ll be coming back through Utah in late winter/early spring next year. We’ve also used it to visit a couple of other state parks in the local area.

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