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Snow Canyon State Park offers new Desert Discovery Pass for residents 

IVINS – Snow Canyon State Park now offers the Snow Canyon Desert Discovery Pass, an annual day-use pass available to residents and other frequent park visitors for just $30. Previously, the only option available for frequent visitors to Snow Canyon State Park was purchasing the $75 Utah Annual Parks Pass. “It’s an effort to make an […]

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Sand Hollow Marathon races into So. Utah 

HURRICANE – The fifth annual Sand Hollow Marathon will take place Saturday. This year’s course will be a bit different from 2014, as the race will start and end at the Hurricane City Community Center, located at 63 S. 100 West in Hurricane, and will travel around Sand Hollow Reservoir. The scenic Sand Hollow Marathon route covers 26.2 miles. […]

Snow Canyon State Park, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of Brett Barrett, St. George News

Hike with the experts; spring events at Snow Canyon State Park 

IVINS – Snow Canyon State Park has announced a lineup of spring events that offer unique opportunities to hike with park staff or rangers and learn about the park from experts. Snow Canyon State Park is a 7,400-acre scenic park located in the 62,000-acre Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. The Red Cliffs Desert Reserve was established to […]

The view from Observation Point which can be accessed from the property of Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, Mount Carmel, Utah | Photo courtesy of Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, St. George News

Explore: Experience Zion’s highest heights, hidden canyons, good tidings 

SOUTHERN UTAH – It is no great secret that time spent in nature is time well spent and one can do no better than a trip into Utah’s famous Zion National Park where visitors can experience the outdoors in all its glory from its protected wildlife to its highest heights and its narrowest canyons. John Muir, […]

Stucki Springs trail, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo by Jay Bartlett, St. George New

Trail Review: Stucki Springs 

FEATURE — A bit of a misnomer, Stucki “Springs” conjures visions of warm water pools begging you to take a dip. Truth is, there once was a spring, but all that remains is a dusty cement trough built for cows, in the middle of a whole lot of very dry desert. The trough sits amongst tamarisk trees, so […]

True Grit Epic mountain bike race, Santa Clara, Utah, March 14, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie, ASPpix.com, St. George News

True Grit Epic: Cyclists find perfect day for gritty ride; STGnews Photo Gallery 

SANTA CLARA – Gorgeous weather greeted hardcore mountain bikers Saturday morning as the True Grit Epic bicycle endurance race rolled into motion in Santa Clara and the surrounding hills and desert. The event, which started and finished in downtown Santa Clara, featured 50-mile and 100-mile courses that wound through the rugged Southern Utah terrain. The 50-milers, who […]

The view to the upper level tubs from the shallow lower pool, Mystic Hot Springs, Monroe, Utah, March 2, 2015| Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Explore: Mystic Hot Springs 

MONROE – When steam rises from the snowy terrain where water escapes the earth at Mystic Hot Springs in Monroe, the collision of temperatures creates an ethereal winter landscape as playful as the kaleidoscope of colors that surround the out-of-the-way sanctuary that offers camping, hotel and cabin accommodations as well as day use recreation and […]

The Lower Calf Creek Falls descends from the Escalante Canyons, near Boulder Town, Utah, Feb. 16, 2015 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Explore: Cascade into Lower Calf Creek Falls, Escalante Canyons; STGnews Videocast 

BOULDER, UTAH — With spring drawing near waterfalls come streaming over Southern Utah rocks and one of those worth a visit descends about 126 feet down the Escalante canyon in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: the Lower Calf Creek Falls. See the falls, click the play arrow    center of image above. The Lower Calf Creek Falls can be accessed by […]

Silver Reef Pioneer Cemetery, Leeds, Utah, Feb. 10, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Explore: Pioneer cemeteries provide link to silver mining past; Silver Reef 

SILVER REEF – Just off Interstate 15 in Washington County, nestled among the foothills of the Pine Valley Mountain Range, lies a tiny town called Silver Reef. Home to Oak Grove Campground and several pioneer cemeteries, this hillside playground is often overlooked by travelers heading to better-known parts nearby. Once known for the copious amounts […]

Enjoying the view from a hike during the Women's Adventure Retreat held at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, Mount Carmel, Utah, October, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, St. George News

Explore: Zion Ponderosa announces unique women’s adventure retreat, other adventure packages 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Sitting on 4,000 acres of land designed and created for the adventure seeker in you, Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort is excited to announce their retreat offering a high-adventure outdoor experience for women only that is sure to invigorate the body, mind and soul. Women’s Adventure Retreat Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort’s annual Women’s Adventure […]

Views from the  top of Padre Canyon or "the saddle" looking south, Ivins, Utah, Jan. 3, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Explore: Go up ‘the saddle’ for adventure 

IVINS – The towering red cliffs that provide the dramatic backdrop for Tuacahn Center for the Arts are most famously found ringing with the sound of music rising from the “Broadway in the Desert” stage, but a short, steep trip beyond the outdoor amphitheater provides an explore-worthy trail full of adventure and beauty. The Padre […]

Toroweap Overlook in the Tuweep area of the Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona,  Jan. 3, 2015 | Photo by Julie Applegate, St. George News

Explore: Toroweap Overlook offers stunning vistas, but be prepared 

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK – Sixty miles south of Fredonia, Arizona, down a long, rough dirt road lies a rare treat called the Toroweap Overlook in the Tuweep area of the Grand Canyon National Park. Toroweap offers stunning views of the Grand Canyon in an extremely remote and rugged location. If you have a high-clearance vehicle, plenty of […]

Desert sunset in Ivins, Utah, Sep. 5, 2014 | Photo by Ali Hill, St George News

A-List: 2015 Southern Utah bucket list 

OPINION – They say life is what you make it. So why not make it extraordinary? As I was writing my resolutions for 2015, I realized I didn’t want this year to be about new routines – I wanted it to be about new experiences. Most “bucket lists” are full of grand adventures that involve passports, plane tickets, and […]

A waterhole famously featured in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" is full after a rainstorm, Petrified Dunes Trail, Snow Canyon State Park, Utah, Oct. 1, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Explore: Make 2015 a ‘trailtastic’ year; where to run, hike and ride in the new year 

SOUTHERN UTAH – It is no secret that Southern Utah is chock-full of gorgeous scenery, and with easy access to several state parks, Zion National Park and acres of protected land, there is an abundance of trails to run, hike and ride all year long. If 2014 saw you desk-bound or spending too much time […]

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Camp Yevingkarere reconnects southern Paiute youth with rich history, homelands 

SOUTHERN UTAH — Camp Yevingkarere, pronounced yev ing kahd’ ooh, welcomed 14 campers from the Cedar, Kaibab, Koosharem and Moapa Bands of the Southern Paiute Nation Dec. 5-7. The campers, mostly 5th and 6th graders, traveled from Utah, Arizona and Nevada to spend the weekend camping on traditional homelands in Zion National Park; a place their ancestors called Mukuntuweap, or “Straight […]

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