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West Canyon Trail - Snow Canyon State Park

Area: St. George, Utah
Elevation Change: +283, -283
Course: Out n Back
Terrain: Gravel Road (gravel is impacted)
Distance: 6 miles RT
Map & Elevation Data: .PDF  .JPG
GPS Route: Available (.gpx)

This road is a quite winding pathway that travels North up West Canyon, a canyon that is a part of Snow Canyon State Park. The road follows the canyon floor winding through fields of sagebrush and along the west side of the canyon wall. The course takes you out near the base of some majestic 1400' cliffs of white and red sandstone. No GPS needed here, the course is easy to follow. The park charges $5 to enter but it is worth the run. The Spectrum 10k race in April each years is actually along this trail. Bathrooms at at the trail head too. Vehicles are not allowed on this route so you won't need to worry about any traffic less the rabbits and ravens lurking the area!

1. From Bluff Street in St. George and Sunset Blvd go two blocks North to Snow Canyon Parkway.
2. Go West down the parkway until you get to the turn off on your right to Snow Canyon and Tuacahn.
3. After turning right go North and follow the signs to Snow Canyon.
4. It is $5 to enter the park but well worth it for a good run!
5. Keep going up the road and follow signs to the Sand Dunes within Snow Canyon. Park your vehicle in the sand dune parking lot and start on the trail on the North end of the lot, the trail head is labeled West Canyon Trail.

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