PS - Snow Canyon-St. George Utah

  • Wed, May 15, 2019
  • 3:00 PM
  • Sun, May 19, 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • Snow Canyon State Park, UT
  • 12


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

You must be a paid GO member in order to attend this event.
Registration is closed
THINK ZION NATIONAL PARK WITHOUT THE CROWDS! Snow Canyon State Park is a 7,400-acre scenic park tucked amid lava flows and soaring sandstone cliffs in a strikingly colorful and fragile desert environment.  Marvel at the majestic views and the subtle interplay of light, shadow and color dancing across canyon walls.  Located in the Red Cliff Desert Reserve, established to protect the federally-listed desert tortoise and its habitat, the park offers opportunities for hiking, wildlife viewing and photography.  There are 17 easy to moderate hiking trails ranging from .5 miles to 8 miles as well as two difficult trails ranging from 1.5 miles to 3.5 miles. There is also a three-mile paved walking/biking trail.

Activities and excursions in the area abound. Visit St. George Temple and historic sites; hike to several pools inside a slot canyon at Red Cliffs; go fishing at Quail Creek State Park; rent an ATV/UTV, kayak, boat or wave runner at Sand Hollow SP.

Nearby St. George is the gate way to the National Parks in Southern Utah.  From Snow canyon, take a day trip Zion NP (51 miles), Bryce Canyon (141 miles) or Kolob Canyons (43 miles) home to spectacular finger canyons with soaring cliffs and the world’s largest free-standing arch.

Getting there option: Spend a night enroute at Sams Town RV Park and casino, Las Vegas. Stay in the section off Boulder highway.  Make you own reservation. We have 10 pull thru 70' sites reserved for Tuesday, May 14 that are located together. Call (800) 562-7270  and request to reserve a site under name of Scott Connelly, Great Outdoors.

Schedule Of Planned Activities & Events

Tuesday - 05/14/2019

- 3 PM - Optional - RV arrive a day early. You may reserve extra day when registering. Not available for tent campers.

Wednesday – 05/15/2019

  • 3 PM - Check In no earlier than 3 PM
  • 6 PM – Meet and Greet (bring your favorite snacks/beverages)
  • 7 PM - Dinner on your own
  • 8 PM – Campfire

Thursday - 05/16/2019

  • 7:30 AM - Morning coffee provided along with breakfast muffins
  • 9:00 AM - Hike or Day Trip Excursion TBD
  • 6:00 PM - BBQ – Grill your own meat.  GO will provide sides and desert. 
  • 8:00 PM - Gather around the campfire.

Friday - 05/17/2019

  • 7:30 AM - Morning coffee provided along with breakfast muffins
  • 9:00 AM - Hike or Day Trip Excursion TBD
  • 6:00 PM - Potluck  Bring a salad, side and/or main dish. Desserts provided.
  • 8:00 PM - Gather around the campfire.

Saturday - 05/17/2019

  • 7:30 AM - Morning coffee provided along with breakfast muffins
  • 9:00 AM - Hike or Day Trip Excursion TBD
  • 6:00 PM - Dinner on your own or possible group dinner in town.
  • 8:00 PM - Gather around the campfire.

Sunday, 3/17

  • 7:00 AM - Morning coffee provided along with breakfast muffins
  • 12 Noon - Clean up campground areas.
  • 2:00 PM - Check Out. Safe travels home

*Check campground white board for updates and hike/outing details.

Registration: Prices are based upon each person being a GO Chapter paid member. You can join - click here - and then register for this campout. Each person going must complete a separate registration. We do this so each registrant acknowledges our liability waiver condition. We have different pricing levels based upon whether you are in a tent, an RV driver, passenger or in a nearby motel. Option for adding early arrival on TuesdayPlease complete all the information requested regarding size of RV (length and width) so we can place you in an appropriate site.

RV's and tents will not share sites - maximum of one RV and one vehicle on each site. When registering for an RV site, please indicate the size of your RV: length and width with slide outs extended, in the registration form. RVs are allowed to bring in an attached tow vehicle at the gate at no additional cost. Depending upon site limitations, tow vehicles may need to park in the overflow parking area.

If you or your camp mate arrive in separate vehicles, you will be responsible to pay the extra vehicle fee of $15 per day.

Amenities All: There are flush toilets and 2 free men’s showers. Nearby St. George restaurants, groceries, gas, movie theaters and historic sites (8.2 - 11.2 miles, 10-18 minutes).  Potable water throughout the campground.

Amenities for Tent Campers: Large Group site with fire ring, 3 BBQ grills (charcoal), a very large Ramada with 8 tables, 2 potable water spigots.

Amenities for RVs RV Electric Sites have 30-amp power and  water; free dump station. Some sites may share water hookup - bring a hose Y connector.

Motel accommodations:  It is 14 miles, 25 minutes from St. George, Ut. These  are next to each other and  near I-15 at the Bluff St. exit.  There is a Denny's a block away. 

  • Claridge Inn 1187 S. Bluff St  Website
  • Quality Inn, 1165 S, Bluff St. Website

Climate: Hist. Avg.:  70-78° / 48°. Be prepared for cool nights and warm days.  Check weather forecast and plan accordingly.  Park elevation 3,100 to 4,100 feet.  

Quiet Hours – 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM.

Pets: Pets are permitted if they are restrained and under the control of the owner. Dogs must be on a leash and attended at all times. Dogs are allowed only on West Canyon and Whiptail Trails.

Cell Service – None at the park. Cell reception outside of park.

What to Bring

  • Ten Essentials (click here), camping/cooking gear, food, warm/cool weather clothing, camp chair, potluck item for Friday night. 
  • Bring two bundles of firewood. There is no firewood available at the campground, closest store is St. George.  As an alternative to bringing firewood, we will have one or more propane fire pits. Instead of purchasing firewood consider bringing a propane tank as your contribution to the evening campfires.
  • Do not bring particle board, old furniture, plywood or construction materials. These cause the release of toxic gases when burned. 
  • Please consider "Going GREEN" by bringing your own reusable cups, mugs, plates, bowls and utensils. Water spigots are available for washing dishes.

Directions:  Snow Canyon campground - Map click here

From Interstate 15, take Exit 8 and travel west on St. George Boulevard until you come to Bluff Street. Turn right and stay in the right lane until you see the sign for Snow Canyon. Turn left on Snow Canyon Parkway and travel west for four miles. Turn right on Snow Canyon Drive and go three miles to the campground. It is 365 miles from Palm Springs. Time zone is Mountain Time. It is 14 miles/25 minutes from St. George Ut. Address: 1002 Snow Canyon Drive, Ivins, UT 84738. Phone:(435) 628-2255.

Refunds:  Cancellation for a refund  must be received by 05/01/2019 via email to: click here

Payments:  Although a PayPal screen will appear requesting payment via PayPal, you can scroll down on that screen and pay with a credit card without needing a PayPal account.

Contacts: If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of your trip leaders: 

Photos:  To see some photos from a scouting prior trip :


Health Problems/allergies: It is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency.  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader if you wish.

a 501(c)(7) not-for-profit, all-volunteer LGBTQIA+ and Allies organization dedicated to the enjoyment of the outdoors. All rights reserved. Privacy policy