Snow Canyon State Park

Don’t let the name fool you. You could not find a less fitting moniker. In the corner of the Utah desert, it rarely sees snow. Named not for the weather but for a pioneer family. Beyond its name there are other unexpected things about this oasis.

Filled with trails for hiking, biking, and horse riding; a person can spend a few days getting lost in its wondrous beauty. One fun thing that sets this apart from other parks are two things—the sand dues and the lava tubes.

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When you hit the first lava tube, you’re going to think, no biggie, when you climb down. Keep going. A small tunnel leads into a larger cave and then an even larger cave. A lot of people see the first cavern and don’t bother to go to the other side.

Keep climbing down; it’s well worth the effort.

There are several other scenic trails to keep you happy if the above-ground is more to your suiting. Hiking at sunrise or sunset is photographer’s dream. Arches, ponds, and a little slot keep you going all day and then some.

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