Monday, November 26, 2012

Snow Canyon Bike Ride

Snow Canyon State Park in St George, Utah is a great way to see the red rocks that Southern Utah is known for.  It has been a state park since 1958 and is very well developed with bike trails, hiking trails, camp grounds and bathrooms.  Most out of staters visiting Utah spend all their time at Zion or Bryce National Parks and miss some of the spots us locals enjoy like Snow Canyon State Park and Kodachrome Basin State Park which are every bit as beautiful but perhaps on a smaller scale than their National Park cousins.

Gwen and I decided to start biking from the top of the canyon to the bottom which would be approximately 5 miles and drop 1,500 feet in elevation.  Needless to say, I don't think either of pettled once.  We made a quick pitstop at the sand dunes which Gwen loved playing in.  As we wrapped up, she commented a couple times that it was the best bikeride she's ever been on...I think not having to pedal might be part of the reason.

It had been many years since I'd visited Snow Canyon.  The north entrance is only about 2 miles past one of my favorite golf courses in the St George area, Valderra, so it's difficult to drive past.  We had a great time and plan on playing there again in the future.

Gwen biking in Snow Canyon

Snow Canyon State Park

Gwen biking in Snow Canyon

Playing at the sand dunes in Snow Canyon State Park

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