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. 🙂
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.
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.