St. George, Utah: Greater Zion

Picture of St. George, UT

St. George, Utah was once a sleepy Utah town, a pit-stop between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. Not anymore! Not only is it the most common jumping-off point for Zion National Park, but it is an outdoor playground in itself. It offers state parks, biking, golfing, ATVing, hiking, and the arts. It’s a retirement community, a college town, and a tourist town. St. George is the perfect family getaway destination.

Map of St. George and surrounding area


  • Zion National Park. A heavenly place showcasing stunning red rock formations and canyons
  • Pioneer Park. A rock climbing and scrambling community park overlooking the town of St. George.
  • Glitter Mountain. An active selenite mine with sparkling mineral deposits.
  • Quail Creek State Park. Enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, and water sports amid the red rocks.
  • Kanab. A picturesque gateway to several national parks, offering stunning outdoor adventures.
  • Cedar City. Host of Utah’s Shakespearean Festival. It also boasts vibrant arts, outdoor recreation, and stunning natural beauty.
  • Sand Hollow. A popular water recreation spot, featuring clear blue waters, red rock scenery, and sandy beaches.
  • Red Cliffs Recreation Area. Stunning red rock landscapes, hiking trails, and a chance to explore unique desert ecosystems.
  • Springdale. A charming gateway town to Zion National Park, offering vibrant arts, dining, lodging, and outdoor adventure opportunities.
  • Snow Canyon. Breathtaking red sandstone cliffs, lava tubes, and diverse trails, perfect for hiking and exploration.
  • Pine Valley. A serene mountain town with scenic beauty.
  • Tuacahn Amphitheater. An outdoor amphitheater set in Utah’s red rock scenery, hosting world-class musicals and concerts.
  • Gunlock. A tranquil reservoir surrounded by red rock cliffs, offering boating, fishing, and a scenic escape in the desert.
  • Veyo. A charming small town near St. George, offers scenic beauty, outdoor recreation, and a peaceful retreat.
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument. A geologic amphitheater made up of arches, towers, hoodoos, and canyons.
  • Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Otherworldly pink sands, ideal for off-roading, hiking, and photography adventures.

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