Over Easter the offspring and I headed back down to Southern Utah to do a bit of exploring. This year we are planning on visiting all the National Parks in Utah and as many State Parks we can, as well. For this trip we didn’t have quite as much time since we had a holiday and a birthday to include. We decided to check out Snow Canyon because it was just a short drive from where we were staying and full of easy hikes for little legs.
The views are FANTASTIC. Although it was crowded, it definitely wasn’t too bad.
As with all the National and State Parks in Utah, Snow Canyon has a rich history. The Anasazi and Piute hunted and gathered there. The Mormon pioneers carved their names in the rocks while searching for lost cattle. There have also been a number of movies filmed in the canyon. Originally named Dixie State Park, it was renamed Snow Canyon after Lorenzo and Erastus Snow, prominent pioneering Utah leaders.
Snow Canyon is beautiful and full of so much to discover. As far as kid-friendly, I would give it high marks. Sulley, my two-year old, loved playing in the red sand, and Oscar, my almost 11-year old, though it was so cool scaling the cliff to see the pioneer names. Next time we’re down there we are going to check out the lava flow caves.
The park is open 7 days a week and the cost is $6 per car. We opted to purchase the Annual Parks pass for $75 (which is different from the National Parks Annual Pass).
Overall, it was a great way to spend the day before Easter. Sulley wasn’t feeling well, so we didn’t get to explore as much as we would have liked but that just gives us more reason to go again! Stay tuned for more fun things we did on this trip.
Candice Brown was born and raised in the Ogden area. She spends her free time reading, crocheting, and adventuring with her offspring. You can keep up with her on Instagram here.