This is what greeted us when we left the RV this morning. Beautiful but I’m just glad it wasn’t down on the valley floor. (This was yesterday. Couldn’t get a connection last night.)
Just northwest of St. George is Snow Canyon state park. We love checking out all the campgrounds so we headed up to see this one. It’s a five mile drive through the canyon and they charge you $6 but boy was it worth it.
Snow Canyon State Park is a 7,400-acre park of lava flows and sandstone cliffs in a desert environment. It was established to protect the federally listed desert tortoise and its habitat. There are more than 18 miles of hiking trails, a three-mile paved walking/biking trail and over five miles of equestrian trails.
Anasazi Indians lived in this region from A.D. 200 to 1250. Paiute Indians used the canyon from A.D. 1200 to the mid-1800’s. Mormon pioneers discovered the canyon in the 1950’s while searching for lost cattle.
Several movies have been filed here including The Electric Horseman, Jeremiah Johnson and my favorite movie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
The park was named for Lorenzo and Erastus Snow, prominent pioneering Utah leaders. They actually don’t often get snow in the canyon.