State & National Parks in St George, Utah

At Estancia Resort, there are multiple state and National Parks right outside your front door! The beautiful red rock walls and scenic highways provide some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet.

The St George area also provides opportunities for hiking, biking, swimming and more. If you are looking for an unforgettable family vacation, come down and Explore some of our favorite state and National Parks near St George.

Snow Canyon State Park

Estimated Drive Time from Estancia Resort –  21 minutes – Google Map
This beautiful desert landscape offers beautiful views and peaceful environment. Explore the red rocks by foot, bike, horseback or from your vehicle. The ancient lava flows and Navajo sandstone creates a truly magical setting for your day trip to Snow Canyon.

snow canyon state park vista

Zion National Park

Estimated Drive Time from Estancia Resort – 1 hour
Google Maps Directions from Estancia Resort

Zion National Park is without a doubt the most popular national park in Southern Utah and for good reason. With towering red cliffs, narrow slot canyons, and lush vegetation, Zion has something for everyone. The main attraction of the park is the hike up to Angel’s Landing which offers incredible views from the top. If you are looking for a less strenuous hike, try out The Narrows which follows the Virgin River through a 16-foot wide canyon. For those seeking more adventure, Zion also offers great opportunities for rock climbing and canyoneering.

Zion National Park Landscape

A million years in the making, Zion National Park provides breathtaking hikes that inspire. Zion offers over 140,000 acres of pristine nature preserve. The park boasts nearly 2.5 million visitors annually. The park offers a shuttle service to its guests, which is very convenient to use and reduces emissions and traffic during the busy summer months.

 Dramatic cliffs and beautiful waterfalls and rivers will keep you coming back to explore the beauty of Zion National Park. This is a must see during your trip to St. George, Utah.

How to get there from St George:

Zion National Park is located about an hour and a half northeast of St George. To get there take exit 16 off of I-15 and follow the signs to the park.

Bryce Canyon National Park

Estimated Drive Time from Estancia Resort – 2.2 hours
Directions from Estancia Resort
Imagine you pulled the top off the largest red rock cave cavern… Ta-dah! You have Bryce Canyon. There is literally no other place like it in the world. Bryce Canyon is a national park located in southwestern Utah about an hour and a half northeast of Zion National Park. Bryce is known for its unique geology which features tall, thin spires of rock called Hoodoos.

The most popular attraction in Bryce is the hike down into the canyon to see the hoodoos up close. For those looking for a more strenuous hike, try out Queens Garden/Navajo Loop or Fairyland Loop.

Bryce Canyon National Park

In fact, Bryce Canyon is filled with the larges hoodoo formations in the world. It’s quite easy to imagine Bryce as a thick forest of stone. Hop in the car and don’t miss out on this beautiful landscape.

How to get there:

Bryce Canyon National Park is located about two hours and fifteen minutes northeast of St George. To get there take exit 95 off of I-15 and follow the signs to the park.

Kanarra Creek Falls

Estimated Drive Time from Estancia Resort – 50 minutes
Directions from Estancia Resort
This beautiful slot canyon will keep your camera clicking. Great exercise and challenging for small children and elderly. This slot canyon is truly a hidden gem. Make sure to pack a few snacks and plenty of water. Check weather patterns and make sure there is no chance of rain. For more information and beautiful pictures & video read this blog post.

kanarra creek falls

North Rim Grand Canyon

Estimated Drive Time from Estancia Resort – 2.75 hours
Google Maps Directions from Estancia Resort
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is actually located in Utah! Visiting the Grand Canyon from the St. George area is the perfect way to skip the crowds and take in the beauty of this natural wonder. A combination of geologic colors and erosion decorate the 277 river mile canyon. Some parts of the canyon are 18 miles wide! Make sure to plan ahead there are entrance fees and the North Rim is closed for the winter and re-opens May 15th this year.

North Rim Grand Canyon

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Estimated Drive Time from Estancia Resort – 2.75 hours
Google Maps Directions from Estancia Resort
Cedar Breaks is a national monument located in southeastern Utah about two hours northwest of St George. Cedar Breaks features cliffs that rise up to a staggering 12,000 feet above sea level and is home to one of the largest collections of hoodoos in North America. The main attraction of Cedar Breaks is the Spectra Point Overlook which offers incredible views of the monument.

cedar break national monument

At Estancia Resort, there are multiple state and National Parks right outside your front door! The beautiful red rock walls and scenic highways provide some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet.

The St George area also provides opportunities for hiking, biking, swimming and more. If you are looking for an unforgettable family vacation, come down and Explore some of our favorite state and National Parks near St Geroge.

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