We challenge you to find more striking scenery that that offered up daily by Utah’s St George region.
With a rich and varied geological history, the area incorporates the Mojave Desert 2,000 feet above sea level and Pine Valley Mountain’s 10,000-foot Alpine Wilderness. It’s also home to Zion National Park.
In addition to its natural beauty, St George features impressive golf courses, tennis courts, mountain biking, horseback riding, road cycling, and hiking trails.
You’ll find folk of all ages taking in St George’s sights and sounds. And if you have your heart set on some serious pampering, check out the world-class health and fitness spas.
Culturally rich, at St George you can learn more about the region’s Native Tribal, Mormon and Old West history. Must-see sites include St. George Mormon Temple and Tabernacle, the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum, and Brigham Young’s Winter Home.
St George’s Sand Hollow Reservoir, Lake Powell, Gunlock Reservoir and Quail Lake feature some of Utah’s top bass fishing.
Bass not your thing? As luck would have it, Sand Hollow offers bluegill, Gunlock catfish, and Lake Powell channel catfish, bluegill, walleye and more.
Meanwhile, below Lake Powell in the chilly waters of Colorado River’s Lees Ferry, there’s some of the world’s top trout fishing to be had.
Utah golf capital St George is renowned for its A-grade designs, excellent maintenance, and gorgeous natural surrounds.
Each St George course brings something new to the table, whether set amongst red canyon walls, black lava rock, or endless desert vistas.
Golfing in St George can be enjoyed year round thanks to mild winter weather. The region boasts a longstanding reputation as host to the best courses in south-western USA.
Thanks to St George’s mild winters, hiking is a year-round pursuit.
Throughout summer, mornings are ideal – before temperatures get uncomfortably hot. Spring and fall is consistently pleasant. Also visit nearby Zion National Park for endless and amazingly picturesque hikes- Zion Hiking
The Sand Dunes – Snow Canyon’s Sand Dunes are a prime attraction. Located alongside West Canyon, Whiptail, and Jenny’s Canyon Trails, its picnic area is a popular spot for a relaxed lunch followed by some light adventuring. If your posse includes children you’ll find plenty to keep them entertained amongst the soft-sand dunes. The park’s longest trail, at eight miles, is West Canyon Road. Hikers, joggers and bikers all make the most of the paved trail flanked by Utah’s raw natural beauty.
The Cinder Cone Trail – Snow Canyon State Park is home to two visually arresting cinder cones – steep conical hills of volcanic debris. The smaller cinder cone is located a mile north of the Cinder Cone Trail. The trail itself is short, with a rapid elevation of over 500 feet within ¾ of a mile. Pick it up at the northern end of Snow Canyon State Park.
St George’s surrounds are known as Colour Country thanks to the multi-hued rocks and canyons throughout.
To enjoy access all areas, climb aboard a horse and channel your inner cowboy. Both Zion National Park and Grand Canyon National Parks offer plenty of popular horse trails. Zion horseback riding
The deserts and mountains around St George offer a wealth of great biking trails.
While summer in the region is very hot, spring and autumn feature ideal weather, and winter is surprisingly mild. Additional mountain bike trails can be explored at nearby Zion National Park- Zion mountain biking
The Anasazi trail system – A 6.5 mile trail system made up of both singletrack and doubletrack running parallel to the Santa Clara River. The Anasazi trail offers something for both adventurers and history buffs – along the way you’ll tackle rocky, semi-technical segments, and take in ancient rock art carved into the cliffside. As snow rarely falls along the trail, it can be ridden year round.
Green Valley Trail – Brace yourself for plenty of thrills – and possibly even the occasional spill – along the Green Valley Trail. Kickstart the six-mile track with a one-mile ascent along the Gap’s northern rim. From there, tackle the ‘Three Fingers of Death’; three rib-like clay mounds. As the trail winds southward toward Red Hill, take in the undulating roll overs known as ‘Acid Drops’. Once you’re out the other side of ‘Clavicle Hill’ tear through the two-mile ‘Roller Coaster’. The Green Valley Trail draws to a close near Bloomington. Still have some puff? Jump on the nearby Virgin River Recreation Trail.